Catégorie : Cannabis et Réduction des Risques

Du cannabis de synthèse dangereux sur le marché noir, RESPADD, 11 octobre 2020

Du cannabis de synthèse dangereux sur le marché noir   RESPADD, Actualité des Addictions, Savoirs , Connaissances et Pratiques, 11 octobre 2020   Il y a un an déjà, le canton de Zurich lançait l'alerte sur la présence de cannabinoïdes de synthèse dangereux sur le marché noir. Aujourd'hui, ils gagneraient la Suisse romande. Les associations de drug checking adaptent leurs offres pour intégrer les tests à ces substances. Les sites internet multiplient les alertes. Une situation qui appelle à accélérer la mise en place de dispositifs de drug checking dans toute la Suisse et d'une règlementation spécifique. Après Zurich, Bâle et Berne, du cannabis synthétique [...]

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Trajectories of Nicotine and Cannabis Vaping and Polyuse. From Adolescence to Young Adulthood, H. Isabella Lanza, 2020

Trajectories of Nicotine and Cannabis Vaping and Polyuse. From Adolescence to Young Adulthood H. Isabella Lanza, PhD; Jessica L. Barrington-Trimis, PhD; RobMcConnell, MD; Junhan Cho, PhD; Jessica L. Braymiller, PhD; Evan A. Krueger, PhD, MPH, MSW; Adam M. Leventhal, PhD JAMA Network Open, 2020, 3, (10), :e2019181. doi : 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.19181   Abstract IMPORTANCE : Little is known about cannabis vaping trajectories across adolescence and young adulthood or the co-occurrence with nicotine vaping. OBJECTIVE : To evaluate nicotine vaping and cannabis vaping trajectories from late adolescence to young adulthood (18 years of age) and the extent of polysubstance vaping. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS : In this prospective cohort study, 5 surveys [...]

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Adolescent treatment admissions for marijuana following recreational legalization in Colorado and Washington Jeremy Mennis, Gerald J. Stahler, 2020

Adolescent treatment admissions for marijuana following recreational legalization in Colorado and Washington Jeremy Mennis, Gerald J. Stahler Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2020, 210, 107960 Doi : 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.107960   A B S T R A C T Introduction : There is concern that recreational marijuana legalization (RML) may lead to increased cannabis use disorder (CUD) among youth due to increased marijuana use. This study investigates whether adolescent substance use disorder treatment admissions for marijuana use increased in Colorado and Washington following RML. Methods : Annual data on 2008–2017 treatment admissions for marijuana use from the SAMHSA TEDS-A dataset for adolescents age 12–17 were used to model state treatment [...]

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Emerging Evidence for Cannabis’ Role in Opioid Use Disorder, Nicolas J. Schlienz et al., 2018

Emerging Evidence for Cannabis’ Role in Opioid Use Disorder Beth Wiese and Adrianne R. Wilson-Poe Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2018, Volume 3.1, 179-189. Doi : 10.1089/can.2018.0022   Abstract Introduction : The opioid epidemic has become an immense problem in North America, and despite decades of research on the most effective means to treat opioid use disorder (OUD), overdose deaths are at an all-time high, and relapse remains pervasive. Discussion : Although there are a number of FDA-approved opioid replacement therapies and maintenance medications to help ease the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms and aid in relapse prevention, these medications are not risk free nor are they successful [...]

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Reduction of Benzodiazepine Use in Patients Prescribed Medical Cannabis, Chad Purcell,

Reduction of Benzodiazepine Use in Patients Prescribed Medical Cannabis Chad Purcell, Andrew Davis, Nico Moolman, and S. Mark Taylor Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2019, Volume 4, Number 3, Doi : 10.1089/can.2018.0020   Abstract Background : Benzodiazepines are a class of medication with sedative properties, commonly used for anxiety and other neurological conditions. These medications are associated with several well-known adverse effects. This observational study aims to investigate the reduction of benzodiazepine use in patients using prescribed medical cannabis. Methods : A retrospective analysis was performed on a cohort of 146 medical cannabis patients (average age 47 years, 61% female, 54% reporting prior use of cannabis) who reported [...]

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Frequent Cannabis Use in Depression Tripled Over Past Decade, Batya Swift Yasgur, 2020

Frequent Cannabis Use in Depression Tripled Over Past Decade Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW Medscape, August 19, 2020 Not only are individuals with depression at significantly higher risk for cannabis use compared with those without depression, this trend has increased dramatically over the last decade, new research shows. Investigators analyzed data from more than 16,000 US adults between the ages of 20 and 59 years and found that those with depression had almost twice the odds of any past-month cannabis use compared with those without depression. Odds rose from 1.5 in the 2005-2006 period to 2.3 in the 2015-2016 period. Moreover, the odds ratio (OR) [...]

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TRIBUNE. « Après la crise du Covid-19, il faut légaliser le cannabis, vite ! », www.nouvelobs.com, 18 juin 2020

TRIBUNE. « Après la crise du Covid-19, il faut légaliser le cannabis, vite ! » Emmenés par le député des Bouches-du-Rhône François-Michel Lambert, une soixantaine d’élus de tous bords (LREM, EELV, UDI, LFI, LR) et des médecins estiment que la légalisation du cannabis est une des solutions du monde d’après Covid-19 Par François-Michel Lambert (député et coprésident de LEF), Caroline Janvier (députée LREM), Sylvia Pinel (députée PRG) et Jean-Luc Bennahmias (membre du CESE) Publié le 18 juin 2020 à 07h00 Mis à jour le 18 juin 2020 à 19h31 https://www.nouvelobs.com/societe/20200618.OBS30192/tribune-apres-la-crise-du-covid-19-il-faut-legaliser-le-cannabis-vite.html#modal-msg Photo d’illustration. (ROBYN BECK / AFP) En juin 2019, avec une vingtaine de députés, nous déposions une proposition de [...]

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Adolescent Treatment Admissions for Marijuana Following Recreational Legalization in Colorado and Washington, Jeremy Mennis, Gerald J Stahler, 2020

Adolescent Treatment Admissions for Marijuana Following Recreational Legalization in Colorado and Washington Jeremy Mennis, Gerald J Stahler Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2020 May 1, 210, 107960. doi : 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2020.107960 Abstract Introduction : There is concern that recreational marijuana legalization (RML) may lead to increased cannabis use disorder (CUD) among youth due to increased marijuana use. This study investigates whether adolescent substance use disorder treatment admissions for marijuana use increased in Colorado and Washington following RML. Methods : Annual data on 2008-2017 treatment admissions for marijuana use from the SAMHSA TEDS-A dataset for adolescents age 12-17 were used to model state treatment admissions trends. [...]

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The nephrologist’s guide to cannabis and cannabinoids, Joshua L. Rein, 2020

The nephrologist’s guide to cannabis and cannabinoids Joshua L. Rein   Purpose of review Cannabis (marijuana, weed, pot, ganja, Mary Jane) is the most commonly used federally illicit drug in the United States. The present review provides an overview of cannabis and cannabinoids with relevance to the practice of nephrology so that clinicians can best take care of patients. Recent findings Cannabis may have medicinal benefits for treating symptoms of advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease including as a pain adjuvant potentially reducing the need for opioids. Cannabis does not seem to affect kidney function in healthy individuals. However, renal function should be [...]

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New Data Show No Link Between Cannabis and Stroke Sue Hughes, Medscape.com, June 09, 2020

New Data Show No Link Between Cannabis and Stroke Sue Hughes Medscape.com, June 09, 2020 https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/931988_print A new study that used admission urine toxicology tests to ascertain drug use found no independent association between recent cannabis use and the incidence of acute ischemic stroke. "Previous studies have shown conflicting data on cannabis use and stroke. Our study is a step forward in that we had quite a large population and we had an objective measure of marijuana use with the urine screen, whereas some previous studies have just relied on asking the patient about marijuana use," senior author Shreyas Gangadhara, MD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, [...]

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