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Association of Depression With Past-Month Cannabis Use Among US Adults Aged 20 to 59 Years, 2005 to 2016

Association of Depression With Past-Month Cannabis Use Among US Adults Aged 20 to 59 Years, 2005 to 2016

IMPORTANCE Despite studies showing that repeated cannabis use may worsen depressive symptoms, the popular media increasingly presents cannabis as beneficial to mental health, and many members of the public view cannabis as beneficial for depression. Therefore, cannabis useamong individuals with depression may be becoming more prevalent. OBJECTIVE To examine the association of depression with past-month […]

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Smoking weed and coronavirus: Even occasional use raises risk of Covid-19 complications

Smoking weed and coronavirus: Even occasional use raises risk of Covid-19 complications

By Sandee LaMotte, CNNUpdated 8:22 AM EDT, Fri April 10, 2020 (CNN)If you’re smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say it’s time to think twice. Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “What happens to your […]

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Talking to Pregnant Patients About Cannabis Use

Talking to Pregnant Patients About Cannabis Use

June 24, 2020Cornel N. Stanciu, MD, MRO Consumption of cannabis during pregnancy results in a host of problems, including cannabinoid placental crossing and accumulation in the fetal brain as well as other organs. Public endorsement for potential benefits of the marijuana plant is at an all-time high. To date, 33 states and the District of […]

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Vaping Illness Tracker: 2,602 Cases and 59 Deaths

Vaping Illness Tracker: 2,602 Cases and 59 Deaths

Cases and Deaths The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state agencies have reported 2,602 lung injury cases that required hospitalization and 59 deaths linked to vaping. Vaping-related emergency room visits peaked in September and mostly involved younger people, especially young men and boys. Vaping Regulations Several states and cities have announced or enacted vaping bans in response to the […]

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FDA Warns of Potential Harm From CBD Products

FDA Warns of Potential Harm From CBD Products

Agency says it has seen limited data on effects of cannabis derivative; risk of liver injury is cited. By Inti Pacheco Updated Nov. 27, 2019 2:16 pm ET The Food and Drug Administration said this week that it can’t vouch for the safety of food and other products containing CBD, because of limited information about […]

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Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them?

Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them?

General internist Brent Bauer, MD, sees patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, one of the most esteemed medical centers in the world. And yet, some of his patients have sought relief from a variety of ills with ubiquitous, unregulated products they can pick up at 7/Eleven or order online (although not from Amazon, whose selling guidelines prohibit them). The […]

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FDA warns company marketing unapproved cannabidiol products with unsubstantiated claims to treat cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, opioid withdrawal, pain and pet anxiety

FDA warns company marketing unapproved cannabidiol products with unsubstantiated claims to treat cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, opioid withdrawal, pain and pet anxiety

Agency is expediting work to evaluate regulatory policies related to cannabis and cannabis-derived ingredients like CBD Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has issued a warning letter to Curaleaf Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for illegally selling unapproved products containing cannabidiol (CBD) online with unsubstantiated claims that the products treat cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, opioid […]

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Cannabis: Doctors tell FDA to get out of the weeds

Cannabis: Doctors tell FDA to get out of the weeds

Publish date: May 31, 2019 By Kari Oakes  Clinical Neurology News FROM AN FDA PUBLIC HEARING The Food and Drug Administration held its first-ever public hearing about products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds – and it got an earful. Hearing from over 100 individuals, the all-staff FDA panel was asked repeatedly to take the lead in bringing order […]

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Marijuana during prenatal OUD treatment increases premature birth

Marijuana during prenatal OUD treatment increases premature birth

Publish date: April 28, 2019By M. Alexander Otto REPORTING FROM PAS 2019 BALTIMORE – Marijuana is a not a good idea during pregnancy, and it’s an even worse idea when women are being treated for opioid addiction, according to an investigation from East Tennessee State University, Mountain Home. Marijuana use may become more common as legalization rolls out […]