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Recent Trends in Marijuana-Related Hospital Encounters in Young Children

Multiple states have passed legislation permitting marijuana use. The impact of legalization on trends in hospital encounters for marijuana exposures in young children across states remains unknown. This study, published in Academic Pediatrics in July 2021, aims to describe trends in marijuana-related hospital encounters over time in children <6 years and assess the association of

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Crash Rates Jump in Wake of Marijuana Legalization

Crash rates spiked with the legalization of recreational marijuana use and retail sales in California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and another by the affiliated Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) show. However, the preliminary results of a separate IIHS study of injured drivers who

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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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Cannabis and Psychosis: Recent Epidemiological Findings Continuing the “Causality Debate”

Nonmedical (“recreational”) cannabis use and cannabis laws have changed over the past two decades in the United States (1) and the rest of the world (2). Increasing use, especially among the young, coupled with the increasing potency of cannabis (higher delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] content) during this period (3), has raised concerns about the long-term health impact

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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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Three Years After Legalization, Canada Has Little Information About How It Changed Cannabis Use and Health Harms

In an editorial piece penned by Public Health Physician and Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellow Daniel Myran for The Conversation, Dr. Myran explains the lack of timely and current data on recreational cannabis legalization before a mandated review of the health impacts. He cites three main areas that limit the understanding of legalization’s health

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Catherine Antley discusses the risks of cannabis use on The Judge Ben Show.

Judge Ben hosts Dr. Catherine Antley who discusses the risks of cannabis use, specifically as it pertains to citizens of Vermont. Vermont has the highest users of marijuana in all US states. https://storage.googleapis.com/cctv-library/cctv/library/2021/12/JudgeBenRisksCannabis_F_12172021/JudgeBenRisksCannabis_F_12172021.broadband.mp4 For more information on the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis, and to join, please visit www.IASIC1.org. Visit the

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The Cannabis Industry and the Term ‘Medical Cannabis’

The following blog is from Dr. Bobby Smyth is a child and adolescent psychiatrist from Dublin and on the IASIC medical advisory panel. IASIC is the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis – Doctors education on the harms of cannabis. It is time that the medical community takes back the word “medical” to its

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Major Uptick Reported in Cannabis Vaping for All Adolescents

Cannabis vaping is increasing as the most popular method of cannabis delivery among all adolescents in the U.S., as is the frequency of cannabis vaping, according to research at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The study found that the frequency of vaping cannabis among adolescents from all demographic groups is reported at six

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The phytochemical diversity of commercial Cannabis in the United States

The legal status of Cannabis is changing, fueling an increasing diversity of Cannabis-derived products. Because Cannabis contains dozens of chemical compounds with potential psychoactive or medicinal effects, understanding this phytochemical diversity is crucial. The legal Cannabis industry heavily markets products to consumers based on widely used labeling systems purported to predict the effects of different

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What is THCP?

THCP, which is short for tetrahydrocannabiphorol and scientifically known as (-)-Trans-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabiphorol, is a natural cannabinoid and analog of THC present in varieties of cannabis. It’s thought to be 33 times more active at cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors than THC, causing an intense and intoxicating euphoric high. THCP’s legality is stuck between conflicting federal legislation. It’s not

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