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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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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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Changes in Rates of Hospitalizations due to Cannabis Harms in Ontario, Canada Before the Legalization of Nonmedical Cannabis: Retrospective Population-level Study Between 2003 and 2017

There are distinct patterns of hospitalizations due to cannabis harms in different priority populations. Young women aged 15 to 24 are a key demographic that is disproportionately burdened with a rapid increase in hospitalizations due to cannabis harms. Jurisdictions considering new approaches to cannabis control policy and addiction services should consider the rising burden of

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IASIC Speaker Series Presents Where Does Cannabis Go in the Body and How It May Affect Teenagers’ Brain?

The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC) is excited to present the IASIC Speaker Series. Presented free of charge, this ongoing educational seminar series will focus on the science, data and peer-reviewed research surrounding marijuana and will be led by international medical experts. This non-partisan and non-political series is continually developed,

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