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Varied Presentations of Pediatric Patients With Positive Cannabinoid Tests

Cannabis (marijuana) is one of the most abused drugs worldwide. The past decade has seen an increase in the legalization of cannabis for both medicinal and recreational use. As of June 2021, 36 states allow the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and that number is expected to increase with additional states considering legalization in

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‘Alarming’ Number of NY Teens are ‘Overdosing’ on Weed in HV

Officials from the Hudson Valley continue to worry after a number of high school students were hospitalized from marijuana use. Last week, several Pine Bush High School students were transported to the hospital due to drug use. “The health consequences were serious, but they have recovered and are getting support from their families,” Pine Bush’s interim

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Teen suffers apparent overdose from fentanyl-laced marijuana at Connecticut high school, police say

Police responded to Bloomfield High School at 10:48 a.m. Thursday following reports of an apparent drug overdose. The 16-year-old student was given first aid by responding officers and staff, including “administering multiple doses” of Narcan, which is used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose. He was transported to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and

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Recent Trends in Marijuana-Related Hospital Encounters in Young Children

Multiple states have passed legislation permitting marijuana use. The impact of legalization on trends in hospital encounters for marijuana exposures in young children across states remains unknown. This study, published in Academic Pediatrics in July 2021, aims to describe trends in marijuana-related hospital encounters over time in children <6 years and assess the association of

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Sentinel Surveillance of Substance-Related Poisonings in Canada: Spotlight on Cannabis

Substance-related poisonings and injuries in Canada have received increasing attention in recent years due to emerging public health concerns, such as the opioid overdose crisis, the introduction of synthetic cannabinoids to the illicit market and the emergence of electronic cigarettes/vaping products on the Canadian market. Furthermore, there has been a general increase in substance-related hospitalizations

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Major Uptick Reported in Cannabis Vaping for All Adolescents

Cannabis vaping is increasing as the most popular method of cannabis delivery among all adolescents in the U.S., as is the frequency of cannabis vaping, according to research at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The study found that the frequency of vaping cannabis among adolescents from all demographic groups is reported at six

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The phytochemical diversity of commercial Cannabis in the United States

The legal status of Cannabis is changing, fueling an increasing diversity of Cannabis-derived products. Because Cannabis contains dozens of chemical compounds with potential psychoactive or medicinal effects, understanding this phytochemical diversity is crucial. The legal Cannabis industry heavily markets products to consumers based on widely used labeling systems purported to predict the effects of different

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What is THCP?

THCP, which is short for tetrahydrocannabiphorol and scientifically known as (-)-Trans-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabiphorol, is a natural cannabinoid and analog of THC present in varieties of cannabis. It’s thought to be 33 times more active at cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors than THC, causing an intense and intoxicating euphoric high. THCP’s legality is stuck between conflicting federal legislation. It’s not

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