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Learn: The History of Cocaine Use

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant made from the leaves of the coca plant, native to South America. The leaf was first chewed by native Peruvians around 3000 BC. In 1884, Sigmund Freud published "Über Coca," hailing the wonderful effects of cocaine on all sorts...

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What You Should Know About Marijuana Legalization

The use of marijuana as medicine can be traced back to 2900 BC. In the U.S., the drug first became legal for medical use in 1996, when California passed Proposition 215. The proposition allowed physicians to determine whether "the person's health would benefit from...

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Is Marijuana Addictive?

Marijuana's place in the American consciousness has transformed in the past hundred years: once seen as the "assassin of youth" by top drug enforcement officials, marijuana is now legal in some form in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Today, 57% of...

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