We have been following several important topics from both a scientific and societal angle throughout the year. The previous series of posts highlighted the information and articles we found one category at a time. This last entry is about a variety of subjects related to drug use and abuse.
This article reports groundbreaking information about the cannabinoid receptor structure:
CALIFORNIA MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION
In February we posted two articles about the recent California legalization of marijuana. The first revealed the political complications with California's marijuana legalization:
The second reviews the legal issues around marijuana legalization:
In March, Pyxis VP Dr. Francisco Rojas wrote a blog post about Kratom and its alkaloids. We followed up the post with this article about the DEA ban on Kratom:
In April we highlighted this article about how EtG (a biomarker for alcohol metabolization) can detect alcohol usage in the urine:
Finally, in June we posted about the interesting ways that tests for substances like nicotine and cotinine are being applied: