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IASIC Speaker Series Presents Women and Weed: A History of Cannabis and Women’s Health

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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Parkland Shooter Blames Marijuana and Drugs as Cause For Violence, Racism

Nikolas Cruz, 23, convicted of murdering 17 people and injuring 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, recently gave a statement to the families of his victims in which he proclaimed that he “hate(s) drugs.” “I hate drugs, and I believe this country would do better if everyone would stop smoking marijuana

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Overwhelmed by illegal pot, Oregon county declares emergency

Illegal marijuana grows have been a persistent problem throughout the West, even in states that have legalized pot. A county in southern Oregon says it is so overwhelmed by illegal marijuana farms that it declared a state of emergency Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, appealing to the governor and the Legislature’s leaders for help. A megadrought

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“Recreational” drug abuse associated with failure to mount a proper antibody response after a generalised orthopoxvirus infection

From a 2007 article in the journal Infection (https://www.springer.com/journal/15010), researchers discuss a rare case where a 17-year-old male, who survived a generalized cowpox virus infection of unusual severity but surprisingly did not show a proper seroconversion. For access to the full article please visit https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17917699/. For more information on the International Academy on the Science

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IASIC Speaker Series Presents Hashing Out the Drug-Drug Interactions with Cannabis

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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Cannabinoids lead to enhanced virulence of the smallpox vaccine (vaccinia) virus

From a 2011 article published in the journal Immunobiology (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/immunobiology) researchers found that a single dose of cannabis resin was equally active as Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) enhancing severity and duration of symptoms in vaccinia virus-infected mice. Cowpox virus did not cause symptomatic disease, but some reduction of specific antibody production was observed in drug-treated animals. In

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People with substance use disorders may be at higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections

An analysis of electronic health records of nearly 580,000 fully vaccinated people in the United States found that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection among vaccinated patients with substance use disorders was low overall, but higher than the risk among vaccinated people without substance use disorders. To read the full article from the NIH National

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IASIC Speaker Series Presents Cannabis and the Opioid Epidemic

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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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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