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Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana Confirmed In Connecticut, Eyed In Dozens Of Overdoses

Health officials in Connecticut issued a warning about fentanyl-laced marijuana, which is being eyed in a rash of overdoses throughout the state. Since July, 39 overdoses requiring the use of naloxone for revival have been reported. In each case, the person involved said they had only smoked marijuana, but officials said they exhibited opioid symptoms.

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IASIC Speaker Series Presents Cannabis and Psychosis

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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Join the Conversation Live on the High Truths Season Finale!

November 19 at 11:30 AM PST The season finale of High Truths is a special event that will take live questions from you, our listeners. Please join us live and take the opportunity to talk directly to our experts. Register for the live session! Listen to Season One of High Truths Here

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IASIC Speaker Series Presents The Dangerous Truth About Today’s Marijuana: High-Potency, Psychosis, and Suicide

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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Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) for reducing health harms from non-medical cannabis use

From an article, available online in August 2021 in the International Journal of Drug Policy, researchers found that cannabis use can result in adverse health outcomes, mostly among sub-groups with higher-risk use. Reducing the risk factors identified can help to reduce health harm from use. The Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG) offer one targeted intervention

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The ‘entourage effect’ or ‘hodge-podge hashish’: the questionable rebranding, marketing, and expectations of cannabis polypharmacy

From a 2020 article in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology ( https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ierj20/current ) author Peter Cogan penned an opinion piece and literature review of the broad definition of the entourage effect, a brief summary of cannabis polypharmacy, and a critical analysis of the literature with a final discussion of the therapeutic value of the entourage

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Assessment of Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries’ Compliance With Underage Access and Marketing Restrictions in California

Published in JAMA Pediatrics in August 2021, this cross-sectional study, conducted by a research team at the University of California, San Diego, examined the compliance of recreational cannabis dispensaries with underage access and exposure to products and marketing in California. The team identified and audited all the RCDs in California statewide (N = 700) between

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The Gateway Drug Phenomenon

If you ask people who survived a fentanyl overdose about their journey into drugs, they will invariably mention starting with marijuana at a young age, even 12-13. Marijuana, nicotine, and alcohol are well-known gateway drugs. The International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis has a medical library translated for a common understanding of

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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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