cannabis

Variation in Cannabinoid Metabolites Present in the Urine of Adults Using Medical Cannabis Products in Massachusetts

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Gilman JM, Schmitt WA, Wheeler G, et al. Variation in Cannabinoid Metabolites Present in the Urine of Adults Using Medical Cannabis Products in Massachusetts. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(4):e215490. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.5490
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The findings of this cohort study are consistent with those of a study of cannabis products purchased in California and Washington, in which more than one-half of products were incorrectly labeled.

Association between Legalization of Recreational Cannabis and Fatal Motor Vehicle Collisions in the United States: An Ecologic Study

Citation
Windle, S. B., Eisenberg, M. J., Reynier, P., Cabaussel, J., Thombs, B. D., Grad, R., ... & Filion, K. B. (2021). Association between legalization of recreational cannabis and fatal motor vehicle collisions in the United States: an ecologic study. CMAJ open, 9(1), E233-E241.
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Background: With the recent legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, cannabis-impaired driving is an important public safety concern. Our aim was to examine the association between recreational cannabis legalization and fatal motor vehicle collisions using data from the United States, which present a timely natural experiment of cannabis legalization.

Comparison of Water Pipes vs Other Modes of Cannabis Consumption and Subsequent Illicit Drug Use in a Longitudinal Cohort of Young Swiss Men

Citation
Tsai D, Foster S, Baggio S, Gmel G, Mohler-Kuo M. Comparison of Water Pipes vs Other Modes of Cannabis Consumption and Subsequent Illicit Drug Use in a Longitudinal Cohort of Young Swiss Men. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(4):e213220. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.3220
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Importance: There are concerns that the use of water pipes to consume cannabis is associated with increased risks of engaging in more addictive behaviors.

Objective: To examine whether consuming cannabis with a water pipe was associated with later consumption of other illicit drugs compared with not using a water pipe.

Road Traffic Injuries and Substance Use among Emergency Department Patients in the Dominican Republic and Peru

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Cherpitel, C. J., Witbrodt, J., Ye, Y., Monteiro, M. G., Málaga, H., Báez, J., & Ponce de León Valdés, M. (2021). Road traffic injuries and substance use among emergency department patients in the Dominican Republic and Peru. Rev Panam Salud Publica; 45, mar. 2021.
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Objective: To report demographic and substance use characteristics and risk of road traffic injury (RTI) from alcohol use, cannabis use, and combined use in a sample of emergency department patients from two countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Cannabis in Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach

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Springer Publishing
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One of the first evidence-based scientific references for both medical providers and non-medical persons with an interest in the issue.  Marijuana expansion has failed every metric as it relates to public health and safety and this book will outline the basic science of the endocannabinoid system and will include drug interactions.  

The Short-Term Impact of 3 Smoked Cannabis Preparations versus Placebo on PTSD Symptoms: A Randomized Cross-Over Clinical Trial

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Bonn-Miller, M. O., Sisley, S., Riggs, P., Yazar-Klosinski, B., Wang, J. B., Loflin, M. J., ... & Doblin, R. (2021). The short-term impact of 3 smoked cannabis preparations versus placebo on PTSD symptoms: A randomized cross-over clinical trial. Plos one, 16(3), e0246990.
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Importance

 

There is a pressing need for development of novel pharmacology for the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Given increasing use of medical cannabis among US military veterans to self-treat PTSD, there is strong public interest in whether cannabis may be a safe and effective treatment for PTSD.

 

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