The study, published Monday in the journal BMJ Open Respiratory Research, looked at national health records data for over 30,000 Ontario, Canada, residents between the ages of 12 and 65 over a six-year period. When compared with people who did not use marijuana, cannabis users were 22% more likely to visit an emergency department or be
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Although no significant association was observed between cannabis use and respiratory-related ER visits or hospitalisations, the risk of an equally important morbidity outcome, all-cause ER visit or hospitalisation, was significantly greater among cannabis users than among control individuals. Therefore, cannabis use is associated with increased risk for serious adverse health events and its recreational consumption
Cannabinoid Content and Label Accuracy of Hemp-Derived Topical Products Available Online and at National Retail Stores
Products containing cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD) have proliferated since 2018, when the Agriculture Improvement Act removed hemp (ie, cannabis containing <0.3% Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol [THC]) from the US controlled substances list. Topical cannabinoid products can be purchased nationwide at retail stores and over the internet, yet research on these products is scarce. The objective of this
Topline results were announced from a phase 3 trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of nabiximols oromucosal spray (JZP378) on clinical measures of spasticity in adults with multiple sclerosis. Nabiximols oromucosal spray is an investigational complex botanical mixture formulated from extracts of the cannabis sativa plant. The investigational treatment contains the cannabinoids delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and
I believe that it’s important that the public really understand that the definition of high potency THC really boils down to any products that are more than 10% THC, which currently doesn’t exist in the state of Colorado, where the average smoke bud flowers is about 17 to 20% THC. And then you get into
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