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Characteristics Associated With Cannabis Use Initiation by Late Childhood and Early Adolescence the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development(ABCD) Study

Early-onset cannabis use is common (eg, 12% of 14- to 15-year-olds in the US report lifetime use) and is associated with increased risk for cannabis use disorder, other psychiatric disorders, and other problems (eg, early school drop-out) during childhood and adulthood.1,2 Prospective risk factors of early-onset cannabis use remain poorly understood. Methods | Participants provided

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On offer to Ontario consumers three years after legalization: A profile of cannabis Products, cannabinoid content, plant type, and prices

Introduction: Cannabis was legalized in Canada in October 2018, regulating theproduction, distribution, sale, and possession of dried cannabis and cannabis oils.Additional products were legalized 1 year later, including edibles, concentrates,and topicals, with new lines of commercial products coming to market. Ontario isthe most populous province in Canada and has the largest cannabis market withthe highest

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Effects of U.S. State Medical Cannabis Laws on Treatment of Chronic Non cancer Pain

Background: State medical cannabis laws may lead patients with chronic noncancer pain to substitute cannabis in place ofprescription opioid or clinical guideline-concordant nonopioid prescription pain medications or procedures. Objective: To assess the effects of state medical cannabis laws on the receipt of prescription opioids, nonopioid prescription painmedications, and procedures for chronic noncancer pain. Design: Using

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Overuse of marijuana linked to surgery complications and death, study says

Clinical overuse of marijuana is linked to a variety of complications after major elective surgery, including blood clots, stroke, breathing difficulties, kidney issues, and even death, a new study found. Using marijuana may affect your ability to think and plan, study says “Our findings complement previous studies that have identified significant associations between cannabis use disorders and perioperative complications,”

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Warnings on marijuana

Accurate science-based warnings on marijuana/THC and inadvertisements should be available to the public.The marijuana/THC now in use is not the cannabis of the 1960s, the1970s, the 1980s or the 1990s. THC levels at that time were 4% or less.Currently used products are 5 to 20 times more potent. The science issettled that marijuana/THC causes a

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Testing the cannabis gateway hypothesis in a national sample of Spanish adolescents

Please cite this article as: A. García-Pérez, G. Aonso-Diego, S. Weidberg, R. Secades-Villa, Testing the cannabisgateway hypothesis in a national sample of Spanish adolescents, Addictive Behaviors Addictive Behaviors (2023),doi: This article has undergone enhancements after acceptance, such as the addition of a coverpage and metadata, and formatting for readability, but it is not yet

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Legalizing Marijuana Is a Big Mistake

Of all the ways to win a culture war, the smoothest is to just make the other side seem hopelessly uncool. So it’s been with the march of marijuana legalization: There have been moral arguments about the excesses of the drug war and medical arguments about the potential benefits of pot, but the vibe of

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Marijuana harms development in first trimester of pregnancy, study finds

If you are pregnant and use any form of cannabis product, consider stopping. That’s the takeaway from a new study that found a significant health impact of marijuana use on fetal development as early as the beginning of pregnancy. “That’s why these findings are especially important — people can often be well into the first

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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

Introduction Cannabis contains over 100 cannabinoids, of which Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol are the most clinically relevant. Tetrahydrocannabinol is a partial agonist at CB1 and binds CB2 receptors. CB1 is widely expressed by central and peripheral neurones but also by immune cells and other type of cells in the brain and in the periphery, and when

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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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