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United States marijuana legalization and opioid mortality epidemic during 2010–2020 and pandemic implications

Background The hypothesis that marijuana availability reduces opioid mortality merits more complete testing, especially in a country with the world’s highest opioid death rate and 2nd highest cannabis-use-disorder prevalence. Methods The United States opioid mortality rate was compared in states and District of Columbia that had implemented marijuana legalization with states that had not, by

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IASIC 2021 Annual Report

The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC) is a group led by doctors educating on marijuana. We counter the pervasive misconception of the safety of marijuana with international experts who provide science, data, and clinical expertise. This non-partisan and non-political group is developed, organized, and guided by doctors. We hope science

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What Policy is Effective to Decrease Drug Use in America?

Hear a discussion with Dr. Bertha Madras on High Truths on Drugs and Addiction, Episode #12. Dr. Madras is an IASIC scientific advisor, Harvard Professor and former White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Deputy Director of Demand Reduction. In episode #12, Dr. Madras explains the importance and possible prevention of drug use. The

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Cancer patients use less marijuana than general public

Cancer patients are wise to avoid cannabis products given their immunosuppressed body and the carcinogens and contaminants in cannabis. View the IASIC library to learn about contaminants, cancer, and more. Read the full article here: https://www.newswise.com/articles/cancer-patients-use-less-marijuana-than-general-public?sc=sptn

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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 Growth is harming the environment with a very high carbon footprint

The energy and materials required to grow cannabis indoors was studied and quantified the corresponding greenhouse gas emissions. The analysis was performed across the United States and accounted for geographic variations in meteorological and electric grid emission data. Greenhouse gas emissions for legal cannabis ranges from 2,283 – 5,185 kg CO2-equivalent per kilogram of dried

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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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