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4 Your Health: Medical marijuana users riding high

Tucson Today
Medical marijuana users admit to driving while high.

An alarming new study suggests many medical marijuana users have driven under the influence.

Researchers at the University Of Michigan surveyed nearly 800 medical marijuana users.

Over half reported driving within two hours of taking the drug. Over 20-percent reported they were “very high” when they were behind the wheel.

Experts say a driver’s reaction time may be impacted if they are under the influence.

Lack of deep sleep may be indicator of Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests poor sleep may be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers at **Washington University in St. louis found older adults who got less deep sleep had more of the brain proteins linked to Alzheimer’s.

In fact, the total amount of sleep did not play a factor in cognitive decline, only the quality of that sleep.



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