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Marijuana is linked to Suicide – a cause for alarm

Libby Studt, MD an addiction psychiatrist in Colorado and IASIC physician advisory council member published an Op-ED reviewing data that causes alarm. Studt reviewed data from large patient studies in the Veteran’s population, Colorado population, and youth studies. Op:Ed: Are Marijuana Use and Suicide Linked? A review of the data shows there’s cause for alarm. 

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Cannabis Growth is harming the environment with a very high carbon footprint

The energy and materials required to grow cannabis indoors was studied and quantified the corresponding greenhouse gas emissions. The analysis was performed across the United States and accounted for geographic variations in meteorological and electric grid emission data. Greenhouse gas emissions for legal cannabis ranges from 2,283 – 5,185 kg CO2-equivalent per kilogram of dried

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Founding Father of Legal Pot has Regrets

“I wish I could be proud of what we created, but I’m not. The outcome of 64 is shameful, hurts people, and Colorado is not ‘safer.’ ” – Robert Corry Editor’s note: Robert Corry played a prominent and pivotal role in the movement to legalize marijuana in Colorado. The University of Colorado graduate and Stanford-trained

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Poison Found in Pot Recall in Colorado

Cadmium is a poison that is a carcinogen (causes cancer), teratogen (changes genetic structure), and is associated with kidney damage and anemia. The Colorado Department of Revenue in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a safety advisory due to unsafe levels of Cadmium, a metal contaminant, on retail marijuana flower

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Marijuana joints produce 3.5 times as much secondhand smoke as a Marlboro.

Pollution levels as fine particulate matter in the air and how long they persistent was compared with marijuana joint, the bong with its bowl, the glass pipe, electronic vaping pen, and a Marlboro cigarette inn 60 controlled experiments. Cannabis joints were the most polluting – 3.5 times that of a Marlboro. The emission rate for

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Cannabis can alter male sperm DNA changes associated with autism

Parental cannabis use has been associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in offspring, but how such phenotypes are transmitted is largely unknown. Using reduced representation bisulphite sequencing (RRBS), we recently demonstrated that cannabis use is associated with widespread DNA methylation changes in human and rat sperm. Discs-Large Associated Protein 2 (DLGAP2), involved in synapse organization, neuronal

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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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