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Cannabis use is associated with increased risk for serious adverse health events

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

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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

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Cannabis-Derived Oromucosal Spray Misses in MS Spasticity Trial

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

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Should the UK legalize marijuana?

After Sadiq Khan’s visit to a California cannabis farm, discussions of legalising the herb here in the UK has been brought back into the spot light. But is Mr. Khan’s glowing review of the US marijuana industry all it’s cracked up to be? The Medical Minefield speak with Michelle Leopold, whose campaigning for safer drug

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How California’s legal cannabis dream became a public health nightmare

A ROW of luxury ‘healing’ creams is guarded by a locked glass cabinet, gilded in gold trim. The packaging is stylishly minimal – clean and white with small black typeface – and beside the tubs sit decorative, artificial fruit and images of sprawling fields, with a small flyer to remind customers of the high-quality, organic

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Federal Regulations of Cannabis for Public Health in the United States

Millions of Americans use cannabis in moderation each month without any problems. However, evidence is mounting of harmful physical and mental health effects associated with heavy or long-term regular cannabis use. At the same time, existing legal markets in the United States are making high-potency cannabis products available to adult consumers. Recent international recommendations suggest

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Vaping May Open the Door to Cannabis Use in Teens

Adolescents who used e-cigarettes were significantly more likely to become new smokers of cannabis shortly thereafter, a cohort study found. Cannabis-naive adolescents reporting ever vaping at baseline were more than twice as likely to report also using cannabis when surveyed a year later (adjusted RR 2.57 vs nonusers of e-cigarettes, 95% CI 2.04-3.09), reported Ruoyan

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Cannabis use is associated with increased risk for serious adverse health events

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

Read More »

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

Read More »

Cannabis-Derived Oromucosal Spray Misses in MS Spasticity Trial

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

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