Category Archives: Current Reseach

19 Aug
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Study Finds Link Between Prenatal THC Exposure and Autism

A new study recently published in Nature Medicine found a stunning association between prenatal THC exposure and development of autism.

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04 Aug
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Large increase observed in use of high-potency marijuana products among Colorado teens

According to the latest report released by Healthy Kids Colorado, use of highly potent marijuana products such as dabs and vapes has skyrocket since marijuana was first legalized for recreational use 6 years ago. The prevalence of dabbing among high ...

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06 Jul
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Prenatal THC exposure associated with sleep disorders in children

Research has shown that prenatal THC exposure is associated with development of behavioral and cognitive deficits throughout childhood. Some of these include: impaired memory and concentration, increased delinquency, increased risk of hyperactivity and impulsivity, and increased risk of depression. Now, ...

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22 Jun
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Daily e-cigarette use shown to have negative impact on male fertility.

Although cigarette smoking has been previously associated with impaired fertility in males, little was known of the effect of e-cigarette use on fertility. A new study recently published in the Journal of Human Reproduction confirms that daily use of e-cigarettes ...

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18 Jun
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Use of marijuana exacerbates PTSD symptoms in vets

In a newly published study by Jane Metrik and colleagues, marijuana use was found to exacerbate symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans with cannabis use disorder (CUD). This confirms the results of previous studies in veterans that found ...

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20 May
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Lax oversight and unscrupulous physicians–a perfect recipe for skyrocketing marijuana use among pregnant women in FL

A Dundee, FL physician, Dr. Robinson-Farah, had his certification to recommend medical marijuana rescinded by the FL Department of Health after it was discovered that he recommended increasing amounts of marijuana to a pregnant woman. During her initial visit, the ...

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30 Apr
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Significant withdrawal symptoms associated with regular marijuana use

In a new meta-analysis recently published in JAMA, researchers investigated prevalence of withdrawal syndrome and risk factors for withdrawal syndrome among regular marijuana users. According to the DSM V, cannabis withdrawal syndrome (CWS) was defined as the presence of at ...

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14 Apr
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Smoking marijuana may increase risk of infection and serious complications from coronavirus

The US Centers for Disease Control reported several risk factors for severe complications and mortality from coronavirus infection including a weakened immune system, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and, unsurprisingly, cigarette smoking. It follows then that those with a ...

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06 Apr
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Isolation due to coronavirus coupled with stimulus checks may spell relapse and overdose for many

The covid-19 pandemic is one of the most challenging circumstances ever encountered in the history of the United States. The isolating shelter-in-place orders that are in effect in all but 9 states presents a unique set of difficulties for both ...

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17 Mar
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Systemic review of systemic reviews finds numerous and diverse harms with marijuana use

Researchers attempted to assess the global harms associated with marijuana use and potentially define risky marijuana use in a systematic review of systematic reviews.

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