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How Men’s Cannabis Use Could Affect Their Kids’ Health

Decades of research have shown us how mothers’ consumption of marijuana during pregnancy can affect the health and development of their children. Fetal exposure to tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC, the active ingredient in marijuana) has been linked to lower birth weights and birth defects, higher aggression, and poorer attention in infants as well as impulse control,

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Self-reported marijuana use and cardiac arrhythmias (from the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)

Marijuana use among all age groups has been increasing, including among older adults aged ≥65 years. There is a lack of epidemiologic data examining arrhythmia risk among users of marijuana. We evaluated cross-sectional associations between current and past marijuana smoking and arrhythmias among 1485 participants from the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis who underwent extended ambulatory

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Stanford study links marijuana use to increased heart attack risk

A robust new study led by researchers from Stanford University has found a strong association between increased risk of heart attack and regular marijuana use. The study indicates THC can trigger inflammation in blood vessel cells and the researchers call for medical marijuana users to be aware of potential cardiovascular risks. Published in the journal

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Bus driver ate pot gummies, passed out on I-95 in Stratford

A Boston bus driver says he didn’t know the gummy candies he was snacking on while driving passengers home from a state casino were loaded with THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. But state police said that was no comfort to his 38 terrified passengers on their way home from a day at the Mohegan

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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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Association of cannabis potency with mental ill health and addiction: a systematic review

Cannabis potency, defined as the concentration of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), has increased internationally, which could increase the risk of adverse health outcomes for cannabis users. We present, to our knowledge, the first systematic review of the association of cannabis potency with mental health and addiction (PROSPERO, CRD42021226447). We searched Embase, PsycINFO, and MEDLINE (from database inception

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Highly potent weed creating marijuana addicts worldwide, study says

Higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC — the part of the marijuana plant that makes you high — are causing more people to become addicted in many parts of the world, a new review of studies found. Read the full article from CNN here: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/07/25/health/marijuana-potency-addiction-study-wellness/index.html For more information on the International Academy on the Science

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THC cannabis concentrate

What would data-driven policy suggest regarding THC cannabis concentrate caps in Vermont and Quebec? The recent article on THC limits in cannabis concentrates leaves out the important fact that Vermont law currently includes a 60% cap on THC in solid concentrates. Thankfully, lawmakers in the Vermont House have listened to the science, and they are

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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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