Try looking in the monthly archives. March 2020

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Drug use in Colorado is a one horse race – Only weed expains the dramatic rise in congential anomalies – not cocaine and others!!!!

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Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol Related Arteriopathy, Genotoxicity and Teratogenesis

I am very concerned about the potential for increased cannabis availability in USA implied
by full drug legalization however a comprehensive and authoritative submission of the
evidence would take weeks and months to prepare. Knowing what we know now and indeed
what has […]

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Depressive Symptoms and Suicidality in Adolescents Using e-Cigarettes and Marijuana: A Secondary Data Analysis From the Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Objectives:
E-cigarette use has increased dramatically among adolescents in the past 5 years alongside a steady increase in daily use of marijuana. This period coincides with a historic rise in depression and suicidal ideation among adolescents. In this study, we describe […]

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Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration

I am very concerned about the potential for increased cannabis availability in USA implied by
full drug legalization; however, a comprehensive and authoritative submission of the evidence
would take weeks and months to prepare. Knowing what we know now and indeed, what […]

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Children aged NINE are damaged by cannabis: Shocking toll of young patients admitted to hospital with mental disorders

More than 3,400 patients under 19 went to hospital due to mental and behavioural illnesses brought on by cannabis last year

 

NHS figures show the number of admissions has risen 38 per cent since 2013/14

 

Teenagers say cannabis has become more accessible […]

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Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome

Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome, Without the Hype
Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is nothing new, but nonetheless lacks a diagnosis code. This means that nobody—including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is meant to track such things—knows the prevalence of the […]

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Cannabis Genotoxicity Papers

Stops Brain Waves and Thinking

The brain has both stimulatory and inhibitory pathways.
GABA is the main brain inhibitory pathway. Brain centres
talk to each other on gamma (about 40 cycles/sec) and
theta frequencies (about 5 cycles/sec), where the theta
waves are used as […]

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Attacker Smoked Cannabis: suicide and psychopathic violence in the UK and Ireland

Woman killed by taxi driver ‘might be alive if he had been properly managed’
Shropshire Star | 19 Mar 2018 |
“From the limited evidence which was available to the independent investigation team, it appears possible that, if MB had been fully compliant with […]

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Acute Illness Associated With Cannabis Use, by Route of Exposure: An Observational Study

Abstract
Background:
Little is known about the relative harms of edible and inhalable cannabis products.
Objective:
To describe and compare adult emergency department (ED) visits related to edible and inhaled cannabis exposure.
Design:
Chart review of ED visits between 1 January 2012 and 31 December 2016.
Setting:
A […]

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Cannabis exposure as an interactive cardiovascular risk factor and accelerant of organismal ageing: a longitudinal study

INTRODUCTION
With increasing availability of cannabis derivatives
in many parts of North America, and
intensifying research on the physiology and
pharmacology of the endocannabinoid
system, cannabinoids are becoming increasingly
prominent on the public and research
agenda. The Global Burden of Disease
project identified that cannabis abuse had a
global […]

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Cardiovascular complications induced by cannabis smoking: a case report and review of the literature

Cannabis is generally considered a drug of low toxicity. Although attention has focused on its neuropsychiatric effects, little has been given to cardiovascular side effects. Here we report a case of atrial tachyarrhythmias following cannabis use, and review the literature […]

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Developing a Roadside Test for Marijuana Intoxication Isn’t as Easy as It Sounds

Once again we ran into technical problems sending this issue to you yesterday. We apologize for the delay.

Developing a Roadside Test for Marijuana Intoxication Isn’t as Easy as It Sounds
Most researchers do not support a legal driving limit for […]

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THC content of cannabis/marijuana in The Netherlands.

Trimbos Institute, Netherlands
 
THC content of cannabis/marijuana in The Netherlands.
 
Summary
Since the 1970’s cannabis policy in The Netherlands has been different from that in many
other countries. It is based on the idea that separating the markets for hard and soft
drugs prevents cannabis […]

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drug prevention

NEWS

Statewide billboard campaign to tackle drug abuse problem
San Francisco Chronicle
Officials say association members are donating about 200 digital, poster, and bulletin billboards with the messages: “Start Talking!” and “#677 for Impaired Drivers.” Start Talking! is Ohio’s drug prevention program […]

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Weighing costs of drug abuse prevention vs. treatment
Youngstown Vindicator
At recent local forums on the opioid epidemic, members of the public submitted questions they wanted the local media to answer in its reporting. One question was: What are the costs […]

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Promoting Illicit Drug Prevention Initiatives Nationally

Promoting Illicit Drug Prevention Initiatives Nationally
 
Attention: Pamela McColl, SAM Canada.
 
On behalf of the Board, Drug Free Australia we write in support of your effort to prevent the legalization of cannabis in Canada.
 
Drug Free Australia has a strong position against the […]

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Marijuana Accountability Coalition Holds Open Press Event to Release New Data on the Harms of Marijuana Commercialization in Colorado

(February 22, 2018 – Denver, CO) – The Marijuana Accountability Coalition (MAC), along with Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), launched a new report today examining marijuana legalization in Colorado, joining Colorado Christian University and the Centennial Institute in an open press event. SAM honorary […]

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Colorado Governor Won’t Rule Out Banning Marijuana Again. Here’s Why.

Colorado Governor Won’t Rule Out
Banning Marijuana Again. Here’s Why.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper told CNN the state may recriminalize marijuana if data show legalization has been bad for the community. Three areas of concern are:

Crime is up 5 percent in 2016 […]

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Marijuana Industry Whines: Why Do Almost 85% of California’s Cities and Counties Ban Legal Pot?

Marijuana Industry Whines: Why Do Almost 85% of California’s Cities and Counties Ban Legal Pot?
Weed Maps is a marijuana business operating in Irvine, California and Denver, Colorado. It enables users to “find medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries, brands, deliveries, deals […]

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[Multiple]_SPAM_Research You Can Use

 

Pain Management: Opioids versus Non-Opioids

To compare opioid vs non-opioid medications for chronic non-cancer pain among a randomized sample of US veterans, Krebs and colleagues conducted a 12 month investigation to compare the efficacy, pain-related function, pain intensity, and adverse effects […]

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MARIJUANA: LIKELIHOOD OF GETTING A JOB AND MARRIAGE PLUMMET

FOR TEENS WHO SMOKE
 
Updated | Parents, your fears have been confirmed: Drinking alcohol and smoking pot really may affect your teen’s future.
The news should really not be a surprise. There’s been ample research—and even more media coverage—on the effects substance use can have on the teenage […]

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Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit enlightens parents on where teens hide drugs

 Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit enlightens parents on where teens hide drugs

By: Marc Mullins

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. – Parents in Madison County are learning where teens may hide drugs, thanks to a mobile exhibit.
 
A trailer exhibit called Hidden in Plain Sight is ran by […]

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Weighing costs of drug abuse prevention vs. treatment

At recent local forums on the opioid epidemic, members of the public submitted questions they wanted the local media to answer in its reporting.
 
One question was: What are the costs of addiction vs. the costs of preventing it?
 
The consensus among […]

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I’M LIVING PROOF THAT MARIJUANA IS A GATEWAY DRUG

 

 

by Steve   I am 66 now and nothing to show for what I’ve done in my life because of marijuana. I started smoking it at age 18 while going to college. This was during the Viet Nam War era and our […]

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Effective Prevention Methods are Ready for Implementation

 
Both experience and research has proven that drug addiction and other drug-related problems are both preventable and treatable. Prevention is effective, humane, cost-effective, and empowering. Prevention solves problems before they ever occur. And prevention reduces other social problems and should […]

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