Daily marijuana use can result in skinny body shape

Daily marijuana use can result in skinny body shape

There are many ways recommended to evaluate one’s fitness level, but the most relevant and scientific way is to measure the body mass index (BMI) which assesses the level of fat deposited in the body. Calculation of the BMI helps physicians determine the patients’ level of overall fitness and their likelihood to be afflicted with chronic illnesses. Read more

Famous personalities and their drugs of choice

Famous personalities and their drugs of choice

There is a fine line interconnecting famous personalities and their trail of addiction. Most of them have their own list of addictive substances, ranging from alcohol to ecstasy or crystal meth. While some indulge in alcohol abuse, some prefer to get a euphoric high through psychedelic drugs or stimulants.  Read more

Drugged driving: A menace on US roads

Drugged driving: A menace on US roads

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drugged driving is responsible for nearly 18 percent of all motor vehicle deaths in the United States. It further states that motor vehicle accidents are the nation’s leading cause of death in those under 30. As per some studies, the rate of drugged driving has significantly increased as compared to drunken driving. The risk of accidents further increases in cases where the driver mixes both alcohol and drug. Read more

Evolution of recreational drug use towards addiction

Evolution of recreational drug use towards addiction

Unaware of the long-term detrimental effects and the dangers of recreational drug use, most addictive substances including drugs and alcohol are initially consumed in a social setting. Lured by the initial high, the behavior is repeated and eventually escalates to addiction for many. Read more

California braces for change in law regarding recreational marijuana use

California braces for change in law regarding recreational marijuana use

In 1996, Proposition 215 made the use of medical marijuana legal in California and with this it became the first state in the United States to allow medical marijuana use. However, the state still bans recreational use of marijuana. Read more