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Stroke in young cannabis users (18-49 years) : National trends in hospitalizations and outcomes, R. DESAI, 2019

Stroke in young cannabis users (18-49 years) : National trends in hospitalizations and outcomes DESAI R., SINGH S., PATEL K., GOVAL H., SHAH M., MANSURI Z., PATEL S., MAHUWALA Z.K., GOLDSTEIN L.B., QURESHI A.I. International Journal of Stroke, 2019, doi: 10.1177/1747493019895651 Abstract BACKGROUND : Recent legalization of therapeutic and recreational cannabis use makes it imperative to have an insight into odds and trends in young-onset stroke-related hospitalizations among cannabis users (18-49 years). METHODS : The National Inpatient Sample dataset (2007-2014) was utilized to assess national trends, odds of young-onset stroke-related hospitalizations, and outcomes among cannabis users vs. nonusers using provided discharge weights, strata, and cluster design. [...]

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A Physician’s Guide to the Cannabidiol Craze, Angela Coombs & Diana M. Martinez, 2013

COMMENTARY A Physician's Guide to the Cannabidiol Craze Angela Coombs, MD; Diana M. Martinez, MD Medscape, May 31, 2019 Last month at the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry in upper Manhattan, Columbia chief psychiatry resident Dr Angela Coombs interviewed addiction expert Dr Diana Martinez on a number of issues related to the rising popularity and usage of cannabidiol (CBD). This transcript has been edited for clarity.   Angela Coombs, MD: Hi. My name is Dr Angela Coombs and I'm a chief resident here at Columbia. We are so happy to be able to have Dr Diana Martinez, who's a professor in psychiatry at Columbia and an expert [...]

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Are Your Patients Taking CBD? – Medscape – January 15, 2020

Are Your Patients Taking CBD? - Medscape - January 15, 2020 https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/923801   Cannabidiol (CBD) is having its moment in the sun. A Gallup poll from last August found that 1 in 7 Americans use CBD, that 11% of users are 50 to 64 years of age, and that 8% are at least 65 years of age. Pain relief, anxiety, insomnia, and arthritis are the top reasons for use. Nearly 4 in 10 Americans think CBD oils should be legally available for adults to buy over the counter. Although the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp (cannabis and cannabis derivatives such as CBD that contain less than 0.3% THC) [...]

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Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana and Illicit Drugs Among Persons Aged ≥16 Years — United States, 2018, Alejandro Azofeifa et al., 2019,

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana and Illicit Drugs Among Persons Aged ≥16 Years — United States, 2018 Alejandro Azofeifa, DDS; Bárbara D. Rexach-Guzmán, MPH; Abby N. Hagemeyer, PhD; Rose A. Rudd, MSPH; Erin K. Sauber-Schatz, PhD Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2019, 68, (50), 1153-1157. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/923059?nlid=133476_425&src=WNL_mdplsfeat_200114_mscpedit_psyc&uac=292598PZ&spon=12&impID=2244648&faf=1   Abstract and Introduction Introduction In the United States, driving while impaired is illegal. Nonetheless, an estimated 10,511 alcohol-impaired driving deaths occurred in 2018.* The contribution of marijuana and other illicit drugs to these and other impaired driving deaths remains unknown. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) indicated [...]

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Cannabis Use Rising Faster Among Depressed Americans, Lisa Rapaport, Medscape, 2019.

Cannabis Use Rising Faster Among Depressed Americans Lisa Rapaport  Medscape - Dec 26, 2019. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/923160?nlid=133282_2052&src=WNL_mdplsnews_200103_mscpedit_psyc&uac=292598PZ&spon=12&impID=2232271&faf=1 (Reuters Health) - Regular cannabis use has risen more quickly among people with depression, and they're less likely to perceive it as risky, compared with people who aren't depressed, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data collected from a total of almost 729,000 people aged 12 years and older between 2005 and 2017, including any prior-month cannabis use and any depression experienced over the previous year. By the final year of the study, about 19% of people with depression reported at least some cannabis use, compared with 8.7% of individuals without a recent history of [...]

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Twitter Bots Tout Cannabis as a Cure-all Despite Few Approved Medical Uses, Lisa Rapaport, Medscape,  2019.

Twitter Bots Tout Cannabis as a Cure-all Despite Few Approved Medical Uses Lisa Rapaport Medscape - Dec 27, 2019. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/923184?nlid=133282_2052&src=WNL_mdplsnews_200103_mscpedit_psyc&uac=292598PZ&spon=12&impID=2232271&faf=1 (Reuters Health) - Social media bots are promoting cannabis as a remedy for everything from cancer to insomnia and foot pain, according to an analysis of posts on Twitter. "Social bots regularly perpetuate unsubstantiated health claims on the platform, providing one example of how false statements may drown out solid science on social media," said lead study author Jon-Patrick Allem of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. "I want the public to be aware of the difference between a demonstrated, scientifically backed [...]

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Two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization, Andrew Daniller, Pew Research Center, November 14, 2019

Two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization By Andrew Daniller Pew Research Center, FactTank, November 14, 2019 https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/11/14/americans-support-marijuana-legalization/?utm_source=AdaptiveMailer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=19-11-07%20Marijuana%20Legalization%20Heads-up&org=982&lvl=100&ite=4914&lea=1115963&ctr=0&par=1&trk= Two-thirds of Americans say the use of marijuana should be legal, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The share of U.S. adults who oppose legalization has fallen from 52% in 2010 to 32% today. Meanwhile, an overwhelming majority of U.S. adults (91%) say marijuana should be legal either for medical and recreational use (59%) or that it should be legal just for medical use (32%). Fewer than one-in-ten (8%) prefer to keep marijuana illegal in all circumstances, according [...]

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Marijuana and acute health care contacts in Colorado, George SamWang et al., 2017

Marijuana and acute health care contacts in Colorado George SamWang, Katelyn Hall, Daniel Vigil, Shireen Banerji, AndrewMonte, Mike VanDyke Preventive Medicine, 2017, 104, 24-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.03.022   a b s t r a c t Over 22 million Americans are current users of marijuana; half of US states allow medical marijuana, and several allow recreational marijuana. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact marijuana has on hospitalizations, emergency department (ED) visits, and regional poison center (RPC) calls in Colorado, a medical and recreational marijuana state. This is a retrospective review using Colorado Hospital Association hospitalizations and ED visits with marijuana-related billing codes, and [...]

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California Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative, Amanda Feilding, Beckley Foundation, 2019

California Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative   The Beckley Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with Decriminalize California (the California Psilocybin Decriminalization Initiative 2020), an open-source citizens’ initiative which would: legalize psilocybin mushrooms and their extracts and derivatives for therapeutic and medical use, and decriminalize it for personal, spiritual and religious use; allowing people to cultivate and use psilocybin mushrooms in their own home and on privately-owned property; and enabling those convicted of psilocybin-related crimes to have their sentences reviewed and, when appropriate, have their criminal records expunged. You can read the full press release here. The initiative decriminalizes psilocybin use by adults aged 18+. [...]

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US Adult Illicit Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder, and Medical Marijuana Laws 1991-1992 to 2012-2013, Deborah S. Hasin et al., 2017

US Adult Illicit Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder, and Medical Marijuana Laws 1991-1992 to 2012-2013 Deborah S. Hasin, Aaron L. Sarvet, Magdalena Cerda, Katherine M. Keyes, Malka Stohl, Sandro Galea, Melanie M. Wall JAMA Psychiatry, 2017, 74, (6), 579–610. Doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.0724 PMCID: PMC5539836      PMID: 28445557 Key Points Question Are US state medical marijuana laws one of the underlying factors for increases in risk for adult cannabis use and cannabis use disorders seen since the early 1990s? Findings In this analysis using US national survey data collected in 1991-1992, 2001-2002, and 2012-2013 from 118 497 participants, the risk for cannabis use and cannabis use disorders increased at a significantly greater [...]

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