Public Health and Safety

THC and Its Effect on Driving

Date: January 22, 2021 The December 1st, 2020 edition of JAMA (Vol. 324, No. 21) released the results of a study into impaired driving from the Netherlands titled, “Effect of Cannabidiol and Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol on Driving Performance” by T. Arkell ( The near year-long study examined the effects of vaporized cannabis[Read More…]

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Substance Use and COVID Outcome Risks

Psychiatry Online released a study on November 3rd, 2020 concerning the negative impacts that substance use disorders (SUD) has on adults that have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The authors (Baillargeon, J. provide information on over 54,000 COVID-19 patients as it relates to the outcomes of (1) hospitalization, (2) ventilator[Read More…]

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Smoking, Vaping and COVID Risk Factors

Association Between Youth Smoking, Electronic Cigarette Use, and Coronavirus Disease 2019  In July 2020, researchers from Stanford University (Gaiha, Cheng, published the results of a study of over 4,300 people (youth to young adults) in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The study examined the association between the use of[Read More…]

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