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IASIC Speaker Series Presents Cannabis and the Opioid Epidemic

The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC) is excited to present the IASIC Speaker Series. Presented free of charge, this ongoing educational seminar series will focus on the science, data and peer-reviewed research surrounding marijuana and will be led by international medical experts. This non-partisan and non-political series is continually developed,

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Is Marijuana a Rite of Passage?

Listen to Dr. Robert DuPont’s discussion on High Truths on Drugs and Addiction, Episode # 13. Is marijuana a rite of passage? Is drug use, like sex, inevitable in teens and young adults? Listen to Dr. Robert DuPont’s discussion on High Truths on Drugs and Addiction, Episode # 13. Dr. Dupont is an IASIC physician

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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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Doctors Warn: Cannabis Can Cause Serious Health Hazards

IASIC, the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis, is a medical organization of doctors who educate on marijuana based on the scientific and medical literature. IASIC is a non-partisan and non-political group created to facilitate informed decisions when considering cannabis policy and law. Visit the IASIC Library to few medical literature on the harms

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US Researchers Find Increased Likelihood of Arrhythmia Hospitalization in Youth With CUD

Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) was associated with a 47%-52% increased likelihood of arrhythmia hospitalizations in the younger population. The risk of association was controlled for confounders including other substances. Atrial fibrillation was the most prevalent arrhythmia raising concerns for stroke and other embolic events. This large national study compared 570,000 patients ages 15-54 who were admitted to

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Pot Smokers Face Distinct Risks After Coronary Procedures

Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after recent marijuana smoking tended to have different complications than non-users, researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor found. The researchers analyzed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium PCI registry data between January 1, 2013, and September 30, 2016. Read the full article here: https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/pci/94060? For

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County police issue advisory over marijuana laced with fentanyl

In Georgia, officials ordered batches of marijuana destroyed because if contamination with fentanyl. This is not the first time marijuana and fentanyl have been seen together. Fentanyl has been found in vaping products. Visit the IASIC library for information on the contamination of cannabis products. Read the full article here: https://thebrunswicknews.com/breaking/county-police-issue-advisory-over-marijuana-laced-with-fentanyl/article_04321a07-f084-524c-adac-8659a19effc1.html

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FDA objects to CBD dietary supplement as uncertainty looms over substance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration objected to an application from Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc. for a CBD product to be sold as a dietary ingredient, leaving a cloud of uncertainty over the booming industry for the cannabis-derived substance. View the full article here: https://fortune.com/2021/08/11/fda-cbd-dietary-supplement-charlottes-web-holdings/ IASIC commends the FDA to sticking to science. While CBD

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General risks of harm with cannabinoids, cannabis, and cannabis-based medicine possibly relevant to patients receiving these for pain management: an overview of systematic reviews

The growing demand for improved pain treatments together with expanding legalization of, and access to, cannabinoids, cannabis, and cannabis-based medicines has intensified the focus on risk–benefit considerations in pain management. Given limited harms data from analgesic clinical trials, we conducted an overview of systematic reviews focused on all harms possibly relevant to patients receiving cannabinoids

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California Inmates Can’t Have Marijuana in Prison After All, Judge Rules

The justices said the 2019 appellate court ruling allowing prisoners to have up to 1 ounce of marijuana went against common sense. Prison inmates can’t legally possess marijuana under California’s law allowing recreational pot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in overturning a lower court that found prisoners could have the drug as long as

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Interview: The Myths About Marijuana

Alarming upticks in the use of marijuana by youth has many people concerned, but there are ways that local policymakers can safeguard public health and safety as they grapple with making it legal. In a KOGO News interview, Dr. Roneet Lev, an emergency room and addiction physician at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, discusses

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