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Despite all the claims by pundits and governmental agencies, a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry shows no evidence linking the legalization of medical weed in the U.S. with an increase in teenage cannabis use. According to Science Daily, researchers analyzed “24 years of data (1991 to 2014) from over one million American adolescents […]

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A Finnish-Swedish joint study of over 900 convicted homicides has found a link between use of drugs and violent crimes like homicide. The study notes that recent massacres around the world, such as neo-Nazi Anders Brevik, and sinister Ronald McDonald cosplayer James Holmes has drawn new attention on a link between mental illness, psychotropic drugs, […]

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If there’s one thing that Facebook has taught us all, it’s that social media is depressing — and it’s not the only over-sharing network that sometimes makes life feel like scenes from The Road. Researchers from Pace University’s Psychology Department have learned that Instagram could also cause some users despair. According to the newly released […]

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Although the DEA classifies shrooms as a Schedule 1 drug — a classification that’s supposed to be reserved for the most dangerous of substances — according to scientists, it’s not nearly as dangerous as the the government claims. Researchers Teri Krebs and husband Pål-Ørjan Johansen argue in a letter to Lancet Psychiatry journal, that the […]

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According to a new study, the obvious is true even if top government officials don’t want to admit it: weed is nowhere near as dangerous as legal drugs like alcohol and cigarettes. The findings, published in Scientific Reports and reported by the Washington Post, show that pot is “roughly 114 times less deadly than booze.” […]

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When it comes to cannabis, England is a funny place. It’s quite possibly the only location on the planet that has ever reported a death from cannabis poisoning, a statistical impossibility. It’s also responsible for conducting questionable studies on weed, the latest of which (PDF doc) is inviting a lot of attention and scrutiny. “Scientists […]

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As interesting as this 1983 study on bathroom graffiti is, I’m not quite convinced scatological scripting is “worthy of its own entire category,” when classifying the various types of public scrawl. But, if there was ever an argument for why there should be, this one by The Atlantic is it: What makes toilet graffiti special, […]

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Opponents of cannabis legalization are turning to academics with impressive resumes and titles to push the line that cannabis — the drug with not a single known case of deadly overdose — is unsafe and dangerous. Vice has dug into the open secret of conflict of interest and financial disclosures and found that many of […]

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A new study shows New York making huge improvements in high school graduation rates. In 2002, 60.5% of students graduated in four years compared to 73.5% in 2009. The double-digit increase is still a few points below the national average at 75.5%. The city has a lot of work to do, with only 59% of […]

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According to a newly released “pilot study,” there appears to be a “prevalence of hoarding disorder in individuals seeking help from eviction” in New York City. Using a sample group of persons who enlisted the assistance of the Eviction Intervention Services Housing Research Center (EIS),” a non profit community advocacy group, researchers found some interesting […]

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