Tags: "marijuana"

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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New Resources!

We’re excited to announce the development of four new prevention resources! Learn about vaping, smoking, and COVID-19; how you can prevent an opioid related death; the dangers of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs; and the impact of marijuana use on adolescents. Check ...

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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 Robinson-Farah, had his certification to recommend medical marijuana rescinded by the FL Department of Health after it was discovered that he recommended increasing amounts of marijuana to a pregnant woman.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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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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10 Feb
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Study finds maternal cannabis use higher in states with legalized recreational cannabis

With the rise in the number of states that have legalized recreational cannabis, the states considering legalization, and the increased prevalence of cannabis use among pregnant women, it is critical to understand the impacts of cannabis legalization for recreational use ...

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28 Jan
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Researchers harness the power of big data analytics and machine learning to confirm that marijuana is a gateway drug.

A new analysis of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) published in the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence has confirmed the ’gateway drug’ effect of adolescent marijuana use.  In the study, researchers developed a method to ...

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13 Dec
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Large scoping review of hundreds of studies confirms lack of evidence to support marijuana as medicine; harms outweigh benefits.

Since passage of California’s compassionate care act of 1996, intended to allow terminally ill patients to use marijuana for its purported ability to prevent wasting and reduce nausea, many states have passed similar legislation allowing physicians to recommend medical marijuana ...

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27 Nov
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Parental marijuana use associated with increased risk of substance use among adolescent and young adult offspring.

With legalization gaining traction around the country, more and more states are opting to legalize marijuana for recreational use, much to the detriment of youth and young adults. We know from the large-scale natural experiments being conducted in CO, OR, ...

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