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Assessment of Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries’ Compliance With Underage Access and Marketing Restrictions in California

Published in JAMA Pediatrics in August 2021, this cross-sectional study, conducted by a research team at the University of California, San Diego, examined the compliance of recreational cannabis dispensaries with underage access and exposure to products and marketing in California. The team identified and audited all the RCDs in California statewide (N = 700) between

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The Gateway Drug Phenomenon

If you ask people who survived a fentanyl overdose about their journey into drugs, they will invariably mention starting with marijuana at a young age, even 12-13. Marijuana, nicotine, and alcohol are well-known gateway drugs. The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis has a medical library translated for a common understanding of

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WADA Executive Committee Approves 2023 Prohibited List

On September 23, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Executive Committee (ExCo) held its second meeting of the year in Sydney, Australia. ExCo members, some of whom attended in person and others virtually, were updated on WADA’s progress on key priorities, took a number of decisions – the main ones being summarized below – and made

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Doctors Inform Parents of Marijuana Use Linked to Youth Mental Health

Dr. Roneet Lev, with Scripps Hospital Emergency Room, wants to make sure parents and youth are making informed decisions and understand the risks. During Thursday’s event, doctors laid out the relationship between marijuana use and youth mental health. Lev warned that cannabis use is a suicide risk factor for people under the age of 25.

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