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Is Marijuana a Rite of Passage?

Listen to Dr. Robert DuPont’s discussion on High Truths on Drugs and Addiction, Episode # 13. Is marijuana a rite of passage? Is drug use, like sex, inevitable in teens and young adults? Listen to Dr. Robert DuPont’s discussion on High Truths on Drugs and Addiction, Episode # 13. Dr. Dupont is an IASIC physician

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Some CA Pharmacies Now Including Info on Dangerous Interactions with THC and CBD

The use of marijuana can, at times, be confusing for the general public because it is legal for adults in California. The San Diego Marijuana Prevention Initiative has joined with 17 local pharmacies in San Diego County to include information about possible drug interactions with marijuana use when customers pick up their prescriptions. Information, provided

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IASIC Speaker Series Presents Cannabis in Neurology

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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Michigan officials have ‘no comment’ on how contaminated marijuana made it to store shelves

Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) recently issued a health and safety advisory bulletin due to a voluntary marijuana product recall. Several batches of marijuana were run through the mechanical trimmer of Michigan Medical Marijuana, LLC (AU-G-B-000128) DBA Glo prior to retesting for microbial failures. The mechanical trimmer was contaminated with banned chemical residues Bifenthrin and

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In Random Mold Tests at 25 Denver Dispensaries, 80 Percent Fail

In late 2019, the City of Denver and the Denver Department of Health and Environment conducted random tests of more than two dozen local dispensaries to learn more about potential yeast and mold issues with marijuana. Of the reports filed between September 9 and September 11, 2019, twenty listed at least one or more hold

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IASIC Speaker Series Presents Neuroscience of Addiction: Prevention Implications & Application

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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Cannabis manufacturer Select mixed up THC and CBD products, Oregon says, and that’s why unsuspecting consumers got high

State regulators say the Oregon manufacturer Select, also known as Cura Cannabis, evidently mixed up two lines of products at its Portland manufacturing site. A CBD product, at left, was not supposed to contain THC, but bottles sold contained high levels of the psychoactive ingredient associated with marijuana. A THC product, at right, was sold

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Marijuana Use Can Cause Schizophrenia

This statement can be made based on the Bradford Hill criteria. Visit the IASIC library to read more about the Bradford Hill criteria and various adverse effects of marijuana. People argue the difference between causation and association. This was the same argument held 100 years ago with tobacco. How can one prove that black lungs and cancer

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IASIC Speaker Series Presents: Legalized Cannabis in CO Emergency Departments

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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