The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Negative effects of marijuana on young adulthood

    The use of marijuana early in life increases the risk of less adequate performance on some developmental tasks that are important to becoming an independent young adult.

    More than 1000 African American and Puerto Rican young people completed questionnaires in their classrooms. Five years later they were each interviewed.

    Early users of marijuana were more likely to have the following experiences.

    • Lower educational and occupational expectations
    • Being suspended or expelled from school
    • Being fired from jobs
    • Being ‘high’ at school or work
    • Collecting welfare
    • Rebelliousness
    • Not participating in productive activities
    • Not attending church
    • Being an unmarried parent

    These associations with marijuana were not affected by gender, ethnicity, age, and mother’s education.

    Now, tell me again the reasons for legalizing it?

    11/11/06 20:34 JR

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