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Self-reported marijuana use and cardiac arrhythmias (from the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis)

Marijuana use among all age groups has been increasing, including among older adults aged ≥65 years. There is a lack of epidemiologic data examining arrhythmia risk among users of marijuana. We evaluated cross-sectional associations between current and past marijuana smoking and arrhythmias among 1485 participants from the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis who underwent extended ambulatory

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Register to Join High Truths PodcastSeason Finale Livestream

High Truths on Drugs and Addiction invites you to their season finale live stream, sponsored by the International Academy of the Science and Impact of Cannabis (IASIC), on December 9, 2022 at 12:00 PM PST! Dr. Roneet Lev, host of High Truths, will be joined by drug and addiction experts as they reflect on 2022.

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Stanford study links marijuana use to increased heart attack risk

A robust new study led by researchers from Stanford University has found a strong association between increased risk of heart attack and regular marijuana use. The study indicates THC can trigger inflammation in blood vessel cells and the researchers call for medical marijuana users to be aware of potential cardiovascular risks. Published in the journal

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Bus driver ate pot gummies, passed out on I-95 in Stratford

A Boston bus driver says he didn’t know the gummy candies he was snacking on while driving passengers home from a state casino were loaded with THC, the active ingredient in cannabis. But state police said that was no comfort to his 38 terrified passengers on their way home from a day at the Mohegan

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Cannabis use is associated with increased risk for serious adverse health events

Although no significant association was observed between cannabis use and respiratory-related ER visits or hospitalisations, the risk of an equally important morbidity outcome, all-cause ER visit or hospitalisation, was significantly greater among cannabis users than among control individuals. Therefore, cannabis use is associated with increased risk for serious adverse health events and its recreational consumption

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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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