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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.  

UN Commission Reclassifies Cannabis

As part of the 63rd CND session, the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) took a number of decisions leading to changes in the way cannabis is internationally regulated. One of the key decisions included its reclassification out of the Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, where it was listed alongside highly addictive opioids. The removal of marijuana from the list of dangerous drugs was approved by a 27-to-25 member states, with

Outcomes of a Novel Office-Based Opioid Treatment Program in an Internal Medicine Resident Continuity Practice

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Pytell, J.D., Buresh, M.E. & Graddy, R. Outcomes of a novel office-based opioid treatment program in an internal medicine resident continuity practice. Addict Sci Clin Pract 14, 46 (2019) doi:10.1186/s13722-019-0175-z
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The integration of opioid use disorder (OUD) care and competencies in graduate medical education training is needed. Previous research shows improvements in knowledge, attitudes, and practices after exposure to OUD care. Few studies report outcomes for patients with OUD in resident physician continuity practices.

Marijuana on the Mind? The Impact of Marijuana on Cognition, Brain Structure, and Brain Function, and Related Public Policy Implications

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Although marijuana (MJ) has been used for thousands of years, the public’s opinion of MJ has shifted drastically over the past century, leaving many wondering about its potential risks and benefits. This article summarizes research detailing the impact of recreational MJ and related variables (frequency, magnitude, potency, and mode of MJ use) on cognition, brain structure, and brain function.