New Mexico Medical Cannabis Survey 2013

Findings from the survey of New Mexico medical marijuana users shed new light on their conditions, their frequency of use, and methods of consumption. Continue reading New Mexico Medical Cannabis Survey 2013

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Five Marijuana ‘Blunts’ Are Equal One Cigarette

New preliminary findings suggest smoking five marijuana blunts could expose you to the nicotine equivalent of one cigarette. These and other findings related to nicotine exposure via blunts will be presented in June at the 2016 College on Problems of Drug Dependence conference. Continue reading Five Marijuana ‘Blunts’ Are Equal One Cigarette

Medical Marijuana Policy and Outcomes

At the 2016 Society for Prevention Research (SPR) conference held in San Francisco (May 31-June 3), I’ll be presenting and discussing the latest findings from my recent paper, “Trends in registered medical marijuana participation across 13 US states and District of Columbia“, published this February in the journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Continue reading Medical Marijuana Policy and Outcomes

How much tobacco is in a marijuana blunt?

Since marijuana ‘blunt’ smoking (i.e., rolling marijuana inside a hollowed cigar) is quite popular in the US, my research has been trying to understand the causes and potential health consequences of this mixing of tobacco and marijuana. However, a vexing and unanswered question is the degree to which blunt smokers are even exposed to nicotine. Continue reading How much tobacco is in a marijuana blunt?