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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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Why is marijuana banned at the Olympics?

The absence of US Track and Field athlete Sha’Carri Richardson from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begs the question, “Why is marijuana banned from the Olympics?” The IOC’s decision to ban a substance is based on 3 criteria. If 2 criteria are met, the substance is banned. This practice is based on a definition by the

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Cannabinoid Use in the Perioperative Period

Pre– and postoperative pain control in the surgical patient is an important aspect of effective patient care and has a direct bearing on outcome. In patients with noncancer (benign) pain, surgery is typically not emergent, unless associated with trauma. In the midst of the opioid epidemic, effective pain management is challenging. Pain management before surgery

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The Impact of Perioperative Cannabis Use: A Narrative Scoping Review

As countries progressively embrace the legalization of both medicinal and recreational cannabis, there remains a significant knowledge gap when it comes to the perioperative uses of cannabis, as well as the management of cannabis users. This review summarizes the information available on the subject based on existing published studies. Articles outlining the physiological changes occurring

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POLITICSOregon Governor Plans To Veto Bill To Regulate Kratom Sales That Advocates Say Would Protect Consumers

Kudos to Oregon Governor on veto. Kratom was associated with outbreak of salmonella and people who have kratom use disorder. Regulation and standards are important consumer protection measures. Refer to the IASIC library on contamination or marijuana products. Read the full article here: https://www.marijuanamoment.net/oregon-governor-plans-to-veto-bill-to-regulate-kratom-sales-that-advocates-say-would-protect-consumers/

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Development Over Time of the PARF for Cannabis Use Disorder in Schizophrenia in Denmark

JAMA Psychiatry just released a new longitudinal study from Denmark regarding the association of between a diagnosis of a cannabis use disorder (CUD) and a diagnosis of Schizophrenia in patients. The nationwide study, “Development Over Time of the Population-Attributable Risk Fraction for Cannabis Use Disorder in Schizophrenia in Denmark” (C. Hjorthøj et.al.) conducted an analysis

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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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Boulder County drug task force finds psilocybin mushroom grow in Lyons

A man and a woman have been arrested after the Boulder County Drug Task Force connected them to a large psilocybin mushroom grow at a house in Lyons where authorities said they also found numerous other drugs. Read the full article here: https://www.dailycamera.com/2021/08/02/boulder-county-drug-task-force-finds-psilocybin-mushroom-grow-in-lyons/?fbclid=IwAR0VbUUc0UvFMd9zEbZDKo6B2o8g50nvbmSY_Hdk8aF5Ax34aidAwRUo9yw

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Cannabis: Oral Health Effects

Cannabis smoking is associated with periodontal complications, xerostomia, and leukoplakia as well as increased risk of mouth and neck cancers. Historically, cannabis has been smoked as marijuana, but is increasingly available in other forms, including edible and topically applied products. Cannabis use has increased in recent years, along with state legalization, although it remains federally

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How Marijuana Accelerates Growth of HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer Identified

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified the molecular mechanism activated by the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the ingredient that causes people to feel the euphoria or “high” associated with cannabis — in the bloodstream that accelerates cancer growth in patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive head and neck squamous cell

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