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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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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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