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Case Reports on the Failure of Smoking Marijuana to Prevent Relapse to Use of Opiates in Adolescents/Young Adults With Opiate Use Disorder

Case Reports on the Failure of Smoking Marijuana to Prevent Relapse to Use of Opiates in Adolescents/Young Adults With Opiate Use Disorder Twenty-six adolescent/young adult patients with opioid use disorder smoked marijuana in an attempt to avoid relapse to opiate use. In each case, smoking marijuana increased cravings and urges for opiates and promoted opiate

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Case Reports on the Failure of Smoking Marijuana to Prevent Relapse to Use of Opiates in Adolescents/Young Adults With Opiate Use Disorder

Case Reports on the Failure of Smoking Marijuana to Prevent Relapse to Use of Opiates in Adolescents/Young Adults With Opiate Use Disorder Twenty-six adolescent/young adult patients with opioid use disorder smoked marijuana in an attempt to avoid relapse to opiate use. In each case, smoking marijuana increased cravings and urges for opiates and promoted opiate

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San Diego Rx Abuse Task Force Hosts Marijuana Drug Interactions Media Event

San Diego Rx Abuse Task Force recently hosted the marijuana drug interactions media event, which was live-streamed on Facebook on September 9. This is an innovative project – probably the first of its kind – alerting consumers on drug interactions with cannabis products and evaluating the importance of this information to the public. Watch online

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What Policy is Effective to Decrease Drug Use in America?

Hear a discussion with Dr. Bertha Madras on High Truths on Drugs and Addiction, Episode #12. Dr. Madras is an IASIC scientific advisor, Harvard Professor and former White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director of Demand Reduction. In episode #12, Dr. Madras explains the importance and possible prevention of drug use. The

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Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack, research shows

Research from 33,000 adults ages 18 – 44 shows that using cannabis increases your risk of a heart attack. It doesn’t matter if you smoke it, vape it, or eat it. Cannabis can hurt your heart. Read the full article here: https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/07/health/cannabis-heart-attack-young-adult-study-wellness/ Read the study referenced in the article: https://www.cmaj.ca/content/193/35/E1377

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San Diego-area program warns against mixing cannabis with certain prescription meds

Seventeen pharmacies in San Diego County will soon begin distributing flyers to patients warning of potential interactions between prescription medications and cannabis. The pilot program will provide information to patients about possible cannabis-medication interactions, as well as seek feedback through an online survey to evaluate whether patients find such information useful. View the IASIC library

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Libertarians Were Wrong about Marijuana Legalization

Have we learned our lessons from the opioid epidemic? Pushing pain pills led to increased addiction, deaths and crime. What’s happening now with marijuana? Read the full article here: https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/08/libertarians-were-wrong-about-marijuana-legalization/

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Cancer patients use less marijuana than general public

Cancer patients are wise to avoid cannabis products given their immunosuppressed body and the carcinogens and contaminants in cannabis. View the IASIC library to learn about contaminants, cancer, and more. Read the full article here: https://www.newswise.com/articles/cancer-patients-use-less-marijuana-than-general-public?sc=sptn

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Tunica County officials warn about fentanyl-laced edibles

You just don’t know what you are buying. Consumer protection exists by buying prescriptions from a pharmacy. If you see a USP seal on supplements you can trust that the products went through a standards process. Otherwise- you don’t know what you are getting. In this story pot brownies had fentanyl. Visit the IASIC1 library

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