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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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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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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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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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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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Association between secondhand marijuana smoke and respiratory infections in children

Little is known about the effects of secondhand marijuana smoke on children. We aimed to determine caregiver marijuana use prevalence and evaluate any association between secondhand marijuana smoke, childhood emergency department (ED) or urgent care (UC) visitation, and several tobacco-related illnesses: otitis media, viral respiratory infections (VRIs), and asthma exacerbations. Read the full article here:

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