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Highly potent weed creating marijuana addicts worldwide, study says

Higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC — the part of the marijuana plant that makes you high — are causing more people to become addicted in many parts of the world, a new review of studies found. Read the full article from CNN here: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/07/25/health/marijuana-potency-addiction-study-wellness/index.html For more information on the International Academy on the Science

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Cannabis and the Violent Crime Surge

The stigma once attached to marijuana has vanished. Nineteen states have legalized cannabis for recreational use, and politicians of both parties increasingly treat it as harmless. Asked during the 2020 presidential campaign about her pot use in college, Kamala Harris giggled and said marijuana “gives a lot of people joy” and “we need more joy

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Ben Court Discusses Cannabis Use Disorder on High Truths

Join Roneet Lev and Ben Court as they discuss how much cannabis has changed over the past few years and how it increases the likelihood of Cannabis Use Disorder. Listen Now Ben’s passion for recovery, prevention and harm reduction comes from his own struggle with substance abuse. Sober since 6/15/96, Ben has been a part

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Fentanyl awareness group asks Biden admin to track poisoning, overdose deaths like COVID-19 deaths

Families Against Fentanyl, an organization raising awareness about the dangers of the deadly synthetic opioid, are asking the Biden administration to count fentanyl poisoning and overdose deaths the same way it counted COVID-19 deaths. The organization, which is in regular communication with hundreds of individuals impacted by the opioid crisis, sent a letter to Department

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6 students at a California elementary school were taken to the hospital after eating cannabis-laced Cheetos: report

Six students were taken to the hospital after eating cannabis-laced Cheetos at a California elementary school on Thursday, several outlets reported. KTLA reported that deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about students suffering from food-related illnesses at Enchanted Elementary School in Perris, California, at around 11:30 a.m.. An investigation showed

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FDA Warns Consumers About the Accidental Ingestion by Children of Food Products Containing THC

Some manufacturers are packaging and labeling edible products containing THC to look like popular brands of commonly consumed foods, such as breakfast cereal, candy, and cookies. These products appeal to children and may be easily mistaken for popular, well-recognized foods. The FDA is aware of multiple media reports describing children and adults who accidentally consumed

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Cannabinoids in Medicine: Limitless Hope or Hype?

Regardless of the type of substance-dependent addiction — whether alcohol, opiates, nicotine, or cannabinoids — the brain pathway is the same: the dopamine system. This system is also responsible for curiosity, desire, learning, and actions. Various substances lead to increased neurotransmitter release. The endocannabinoid system acts as a damper on this system. System stabilization is

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FDA: 5 Things to Know about Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol – Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant but is not found in significant amounts in the cannabis plant. As a result, concentrated amounts

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Notice of Retraction and Replacement

To the Editor On behalf of our coauthors, we write to respond to concerns raised about the methods and analyses for the Research Letter, “Association of Marijuana Legalization With Marijuana Use Among US High School Students, 1993-2019,” published in JAMA Network Open on September 7, 2021.1 These concerns were brought to our attention by readers

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THC cannabis concentrate

What would data-driven policy suggest regarding THC cannabis concentrate caps in Vermont and Quebec? The recent article on THC limits in cannabis concentrates leaves out the important fact that Vermont law currently includes a 60% cap on THC in solid concentrates. Thankfully, lawmakers in the Vermont House have listened to the science, and they are

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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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