Health Risks of Marijuana Use: State of the Science

The session titled, “Health Risks of Marijuana Use: State of the Science” was presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and occurred during the 2020 Virtual Mid-Year Training Institute. Topics covered include: Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, with 44…

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Marijuana use is rising sharply among seniors over 65, study says, and there are serious risks

By Sandee LaMotte | CNN The sweet scent of baking cookies wafting from grandma’s house may be mixed with a more pungent aroma these days. The smell of marijuana. The numbers of American seniors over age 65 who now smoke marijuana or use edibles increased two-fold between 2015 and 2018,…

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Are there risks from secondhand marijuana smoke?

The inspiration arrived in a haze at a Paul McCartney concert a few years ago in San Francisco.”People in front of me started lighting up and then other people started lighting up,” said  Matthew Springer, a biologist and professor in the division of cardiology at the University of California-San Francisco. “And…

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More pregnant California women are using marijuana; risks still aren’t fully understood

Published: Dec 27, 2017, 2:15 pm • Updated: Dec 27, 2017, 2:15 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post More women – especially younger women – are testing positive for marijuana use during pregnancy in northern California, according to a new study. The research letter, published in the Journal of…

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World Health Organization: CBD Has No Health Risks

World Health Organization: CBD Has No Health Risks The United Nations’ health agency, the World Health Organization, has just given CBD the green light by officially saying that it shouldn’t be internationally controlled. The WHO’s findings were reviewed and discussed as part of their annual meetings held each November. The…

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Colorado politician takes on Gov. Hickenlooper over marijuana risks

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 8:46 am • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 8:57 am By Rachel Riley, Colorado Springs Gazette An El Paso County commissioner on Tuesday publicly accused Gov. John Hickenlooper of turning a blind eye to potential negative effects of legal recreational marijuana to protect an industry that has…

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Canada weighs risks and benefits of setting 18 as minimum age for weed use

Published: May 18, 2017, 3:42 pm • Updated: May 18, 2017, 3:42 pm By Rob Gillies, The Associated Press TORONTO — The most controversial thing about Canada’s move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states…

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NFL commissioner calls marijuana “addictive” and questions smoking risks

Published: Apr 28, 2017, 12:07 pm • Updated: Apr 28, 2017, 12:36 pm By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he’s open to considering marijuana use for players to treat football-related pain. But he’s not completely sold on the idea of players lighting up. “I think…

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DEA website refresh? Document on marijuana health risks no longer listed

Published: Feb 14, 2017, 4:36 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 4:36 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A document that put the DEA under fire for disseminating misinformation about marijuana’s health effects has disappeared from the agency’s website. As of Monday, “The Dangers and Consequences of Marijuana Abuse,”…

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