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Depression and Marijuana Use in Adults

Date: 08-19-2020 A new report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Network) examined the changes in marijuana use rates in adults with depression from 2005 to 2016. The study, “Association of Depression With Past-Month Cannabis Use Among US Adults, Aged 20 to 59 years, 2005 to[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, et.al.) 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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Novel Insights on Cannabis and Psychosis

Marijuana is one of the most common illicit drugs used by patients with schizophrenia. Recent research into marijuana’s adverse role for people dealing with psychosis and schizophrenia is concerning. The author, Dr. Brian Miller (MD, PhD, MPH), has complied  a series of research studies and their key findings that outline the[Read More…]

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Illicit Marijuana Disguised as Hemp

With the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the “2018 Farm Bill”, hemp (part of the Cannabis Sativa L. plant) became a legal agricultural commodity. The caveat to this designation is that hemp, by definition, is to have a potency level of Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) of[Read More…]

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