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Case Reports on the Failure of Smoking Marijuana to Prevent Relapse to Use of Opiates in Adolescents/Young Adults With Opiate Use Disorder

Case Reports on the Failure of Smoking Marijuana to Prevent Relapse to Use of Opiates in Adolescents/Young Adults With Opiate Use Disorder Twenty-six adolescent/young adult patients with opioid use disorder smoked marijuana in an attempt to avoid relapse to opiate use. In each case, smoking marijuana increased cravings and urges for opiates and promoted opiate

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Doctors Warn: Cannabis Can Cause Serious Health Hazards

IASIC, the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis, is a medical organization of doctors who educate on marijuana based on the scientific and medical literature. IASIC is a non-partisan and non-political group created to facilitate informed decisions when considering cannabis policy and law. Visit the IASIC Library to few medical literature on the harms

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US Researchers Find Increased Likelihood of Arrhythmia Hospitalization in Youth With CUD

Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) was associated with a 47%-52% increased likelihood of arrhythmia hospitalizations in the younger population. The risk of association was controlled for confounders including other substances. Atrial fibrillation was the most prevalent arrhythmia raising concerns for stroke and other embolic events. This large national study compared 570,000 patients ages 15-54 who were admitted to

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Pot Smokers Face Distinct Risks After Coronary Procedures

Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after recent marijuana smoking tended to have different complications than non-users, researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor found. The researchers analyzed Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium PCI registry data between January 1, 2013, and September 30, 2016. Read the full article here: https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/pci/94060? For

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County police issue advisory over marijuana laced with fentanyl

In Georgia, officials ordered batches of marijuana destroyed because if contamination with fentanyl. This is not the first time marijuana and fentanyl have been seen together. Fentanyl has been found in vaping products. Visit the IASIC library for information on the contamination of cannabis products. Read the full article here: https://thebrunswicknews.com/breaking/county-police-issue-advisory-over-marijuana-laced-with-fentanyl/article_04321a07-f084-524c-adac-8659a19effc1.html

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FDA objects to CBD dietary supplement as uncertainty looms over substance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration objected to an application from Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc. for a CBD product to be sold as a dietary ingredient, leaving a cloud of uncertainty over the booming industry for the cannabis-derived substance. View the full article here: https://fortune.com/2021/08/11/fda-cbd-dietary-supplement-charlottes-web-holdings/ IASIC commends the FDA to sticking to science. While CBD

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California Inmates Can’t Have Marijuana in Prison After All, Judge Rules

The justices said the 2019 appellate court ruling allowing prisoners to have up to 1 ounce of marijuana went against common sense. Prison inmates can’t legally possess marijuana under California’s law allowing recreational pot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in overturning a lower court that found prisoners could have the drug as long as

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Interview: The Myths About Marijuana

Alarming upticks in the use of marijuana by youth has many people concerned, but there are ways that local policymakers can safeguard public health and safety as they grapple with making it legal. In a KOGO News interview, Dr. Roneet Lev, an emergency room and addiction physician at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, discusses

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Why is marijuana banned at the Olympics?

The absence of US Track and Field athlete Sha’Carri Richardson from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begs the question, “Why is marijuana banned from the Olympics?” The IOC’s decision to ban a substance is based on 3 criteria. If 2 criteria are met, the substance is banned. This practice is based on a definition by the

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Cannabinoid Use in the Perioperative Period

Pre– and postoperative pain control in the surgical patient is an important aspect of effective patient care and has a direct bearing on outcome. In patients with noncancer (benign) pain, surgery is typically not emergent, unless associated with trauma. In the midst of the opioid epidemic, effective pain management is challenging. Pain management before surgery

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