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Mastercard has halted cannabis purchases on its debit cards

07-27-2023 Mastercard has halted cannabis purchases on its debit cards ByChrissy Sexton staff writer Mastercard, the second-largest payment-processing corporation worldwide, has delivered a striking blow to the rapidly growing U.S. cannabis industry. In a recent directive, the company instructed its associated financial institutions to discontinue allowing marijuana-related transactions on its debit cards.  This move

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IASIC is a proud member of the Vienna NGO Committee on Drugs

From left: Ken Finn, MD, IASIC Vice President; Roneet Lev, MD, IASIC Vice President; Catherine Antley, MD, IASIC Treasurer The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis is proud to announce IASIC has been selected as an organization that advises the United Nations on Drug Policy. IASIC is a new member of VNGOC, Vienna

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Look how pro-pot is expanding at the state level.

New Jersey’s Cannabis Business is looking to significantly expand. NJ Cannabis Insider is a team of journalists from and The Star-Ledger that are keeping up-to-date and informative information regarding issues, policies, laws, regulations, politics, and people making an impact on the cannabis industry, community, and marketplace. For more information and details –

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Rady Children’s Hospital seeing an alarming number of children 5 and under with cannabis poisoning

CDC report documents huge increase in marijuana use among kids and young adults during COVID-19 pandemic San Diego County’s only children’s hospital reports that it continues to see elevated numbers of young patients arriving in its emergency department with cannabis poisoning, echoing findings from a new analysis released last week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

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The Impact of Cannabis Use on AdolescentNeurodevelopment and Clinical Outcomes AmidstChanging State Policies

ABSTRACT Cannabis is the most common illicit substance used by adolescents and the third most common psychoactive substance after alcohol and nicotine. Cannabis use during adolescence interrupts a critical period of brain development and leads to inappropriate activation of the reward pathway. Because the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for impulse control and other executive

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 DEA/FDA issues

This is article in its entirety including recent edits. It was originally published inWashington Post April 29, 2016 with some updates I’ve added in 2023 Bertha Madras is a professor of psychobiology at McLean Hospital and Harvard MedicalSchool, with a research focus on how drugs affect the brain. She is former deputy director fordemand reduction in

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Once hailed for decriminalizing drugs, Portugal is now having doubts

By Anthony Faiola and Catarina Fernandes Martins July 7, 2023 at 1:00 a.m. EDT PORTO, Portugal — Addiction haunts the recesses of this ancient port city, as people with gaunt, clumsy hands lift crack pipes to lips, syringes to veins. Authorities are sealing off warren-like alleyways with iron bars and fencing in parks to halt the spread of

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Association of Mandatory Warning Signs for Cannabis Use During Pregnancy With Cannabis Use Beliefs and Behaviors

Question Are policies mandating warning signs regarding the harms of cannabis use during pregnancy associated with beliefs and behaviors? Findings This cross-sectional study used data from 2063 US-based survey respondents who were or had recently been pregnant and found that, among people who used cannabis during pregnancy, living in a state with a warning signs

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Libby Stuyt Interview on Randy Tobler show

Exciting News! Libby Stuyt’s Interview on Randy Tobler Show! Hey everyone, we wanted to share some thrilling news! The brilliant Dr. Libby Stuyt recently had an enlightening interview on Randy Tobler Show. Dr. Stuyt is known for her groundbreaking work in the field of addiction medicine and mental health. Her insights are nothing short of

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Balancing risks and benefits of cannabis use: umbrella review of meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials and observational studies

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IASIC Speaker Series Presents: Case Report on Cannabis-Induced Acute Encephalopathy in Elderly After Taking CBD

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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