Current Research

Lax oversight and unscrupulous physicians--a perfect recipe for skyrocketing marijuana use among pregnant women in FL
20May
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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 Robinson-Farah, had his certification to recommend medical marijuana rescinded by the FL Department of Health after it was discovered that he recommended increasing amounts of marijuana to a pregnant woman.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, ...

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Significant withdrawal symptoms associated with regular marijuana use
30Apr
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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 ...

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Smoking marijuana may increase risk of infection and serious complications from coronavirus
14Apr
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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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Isolation due to coronavirus coupled with stimulus checks may spell relapse and overdose for many
06Apr
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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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