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Superskunk Schizophrenia Timebomb

 
As Scans Show Drug’s Impact On Brain, A Top Doctor Warns Of A Psychosis, Paranoid Delusions And A Superskunk Schizophrenia Timebomb

Britain could set off a schizophrenia timebomb if it ignores the dangers of super-strength ‘skunk’ cannabis, one of the UK’s […]

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Proof That Cannabis Does Cause Violence

 

For a long time, those in medicine and the law have been concerned about a link between cannabis and violence.
This has been largely dismissed by the pro-drugs lobby as an association, not proof of a cause. The difference is important […]

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Over 400 Conditions Co-occur With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Study Finds

 

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified 428 distinct disease conditions that co-occur in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), in the most comprehensive review of its kind.
The results were published today in The Lancet.
“We’ve […]

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The Opioid Epidemic Is An Historic Opportunity To Improve Both Prevention And Treatment

 

By Robert DuPont

The current narrative describing the national opioid epidemic as the result of overprescribing opioid pain medicines fails to capture the full dimensions of the problem and leads to inadequate and even confounding solutions. Overlooked is the fact that […]

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Medical Marijuana Won’t Help Most Kids

 

When people like the headline writer of this HealthDay news article talk about “medical marijuana,” they usually mean everything. The plant’s dried flowers which people smoke. Concentrates that can contain up to 90 percent THC, whose extraordinarily high levels are almost certainly […]

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MDMA Lookalike Drug Makes Its Way Into Festivals

 

Narcotics experts are warning against dangerous drugs being mis-sold as MDMA.
According to reports from the UK, this substance can lead to psychosis and some users claim it has the ability to keep them awake for up to three days. These […]

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Marijuana Use Holds Three-Fold Blood Pressure Death Risk

 

LONDON (Reuters) – People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug, scientists said on Wednesday. The risk grows with every year of use, […]

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Limited Data On Medical Cannabis Use In Children

 
Strongest evidence supports use to reduce seizures, side effects of chemotherapy
A systematic review of published studies on the use of medical cannabis in children and adolescents finds a notable lack of studies and a minimal number of the randomized, controlled […]

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How Cannabis Oil Helped Me Get Off Painkillers

 

In a backpacking hostel during a stag weekend 10 years ago, I fell asleep on a top bunk next to an open window. Of course, that now strikes me as a stupid thing to have done, but at the time […]

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How a brain gets hooked on opioids

 

Pain and pleasure rank among nature’s strongest motivators, but when mixed, the two can become irresistible. This is how opioids brew a potent and deadly addiction in the brain. Societies have coveted the euphoria and pain relief provided by opioids […]

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Medical Expert Reports on Marijuana Problems in Colorado

 
Libby Stuyt, MD spoke at the Oregon Health Forum with Drs. Esther Choo of OHSU and Katrina Hedberg who is the State Epidemiologist and State Health Officer at the Oregon Public Health Division, and at the Oregon Law & Mental Health […]

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Research Finds Link Between Marijuana Use And Testicular Cancer

 
New research from Northern Medical Program Professor Dr. Russ Callaghan has found that use of marijuana is associated with the development of testicular cancer.
 
As part of a retrospective study, Dr. Callaghan and his team looked at data from young men conscripted […]

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Meth Researcher Thrilled With New Prime Minister

 

Waiheke Island lawyer and meth researcher Chloe Barker is thrilled to see Jacinda Ardern, who acted on her findings, become Prime Minister.
 
For her Master’s thesis, Barker carried out heart-breaking research on the impacts on children of growing up in methamphetamine laboratories […]

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Drug Court – Giving Families A Chance To Break The Cycle Of Opioid Use

 

The Washington County drug court graduation ceremony for Maria Kestner. Photograph: Fred R Conrad
Photographer Fred R Conrad visited a Virginia drug court last year and saw how individuals and families had been given a second chance – so when he went back […]

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Deadly Fentanyl Behind America’s Dramatic Doubling Of Synthetic Opioid Death Rates

 

President Donald Trump took a few minutes in his State of the Union address to acknowledge what he called the “terrible crisis of opioid and drug addiction – never been has it been like it is now”.
 
The American President told Congress […]

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Canada And Proposed Legalisation Of Marijuana

 
Dear David,
I am sending you below a copy of a letter I have sent to the Premiers of Canada – and other members of the worldwide drug prevention community, plus an email to UN HQ in New York.   Since they […]

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What you should know about Marijuana and Sperm

 

Written by Mark Gold, MD
Dr. Mark S. Gold is a teacher of the year, translational researcher, author, mentor and inventor best known for his work on the brain systems underlying the effects of opiate drugs, cocaine and food. 

Dad and Baby
 
Limited information […]

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Child Dangers Fact Sheet

 
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2-Fold Danger of Teens Using E-Cigarettes

 

When I was a kid, smoking was very common among adults but not kids. If you look at many of the television programs and movies from before 1970, you will see just how popular smoking was. In the evenings during […]

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More Than Half Of New Yorkers Oppose Marijuana Legalization, According To New Emerson College Poll

 
More Than Three Quarters of African-American and Latino Respondents Did Not Support Marijuana Legalization
 
Today, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and its New York Affiliate, SAM-NY, released the results of a new Emerson College poll finding that the majority of New Yorkers do not support […]

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‘Regulating’ Cannabis: The legalization of yet another psychotropic toxin – Really?

 
“Permission empowered models of drug policy interpretation are driving demand for drug use – NOT prohibition models. The ‘law’ is not what ruins lives, it’s those who tear down that protective fence to simply ‘get wasted’, that do that!”
 
“Acceptability – […]

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Powerful Documentary On The Impact of Marijuana In The Brain

 
As the legal status of marijuana changes its perceived dangers are lessening while the potency of the drug is increasing.
 
This video covers marijuana as a psychoactive substance that induces its effects by manipulation of natural brain chemicals known as  the endocannabinoids.The toxic and […]

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With edible marijuana, kids are at risk.

 
From edibles appealing to children to increased use among parents, youth are on the frontlines as America grapples with loosened marijuana access
 

 
In states where marijuana has been legalized, revenues for edibles have skyrocketed. Edibles are food products that contain THC, the […]

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Why anti-cancer properties in cannabis must be investigated

 
Cancer is a word that conjures up many images. It is a varied disease that affects many people and can leave families distraught. There are fortunately treatments for a large number of these cancers, which work by restricting tumour growth […]

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