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Cannabis-Related Self-Harm & Emergency Room Visits (2010-2021): Increasing Since Legalization

The legalization and liberalization of cannabis in Canada have sparked debates and concerns regarding its impact on public health, particularly in the context of self-harm behaviors. A comprehensive study in Ontario, Canada, spanning from 2010 to 2021, has revealed significant findings on the relationship between cannabis use and emergency department (ED) visits for self-harm. Highlights: …

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Cannabis (Marijuana) Use & Psychosis: Does It Increase Risk? (2023 Evidence Review)

The relationship between cannabis (marijuana) use and psychosis has been a topic of considerable scientific interest and public health concern. With changing legal statuses and societal attitudes towards cannabis use in many countries, understanding this relationship is more critical than ever. Highlights: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses show a consistent association between cannabis use and increased …

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Medical Cannabis for Generalized Anxiety Disorders & Sleep Disturbances (2023 Study)

Recent research has shed light on the potential benefits of cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) in treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), especially in patients with sleep disturbances. Recent research explored the effectiveness of CBMPs on GAD, the role of sleep quality in treatment outcomes, and the incidence of adverse events. Highlights: CBMPs Show Promise in Treating …

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Marijuana Abuse & Early-Onset Frontotemporal Dementia: 34-Year-Old Male (Case Report)

A 34-year-old man developed symptoms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a rare form of early-onset dementia, after using cannabis for two years. This case highlights the potential risks of long-term cannabis use on brain health, especially for vulnerable individuals. Key Facts: The 34-year-old man used cannabis for two years before experiencing personality changes and behavioral symptoms …

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Moon Rock Weed (Marijuana): Psychosis & Seizures in 20-Year-Old Male (Case Report)

Cannabis use is associated with neurological and psychiatric side effects, but the risks of highly potent forms like “moon rocks” are not fully characterized. This case report describes psychosis and new-onset seizures in a 20-year-old following the first-time use of this THC-concentrated preparation. Key Facts: Moon rock cannabis contains high levels of THC, which acts …

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How Long Does Marijuana (THC) Stay In Your System?

Marijuana (Cannabis) is widely regarded throughout the world as the most commonly used recreational drug.  As of 2015, it is estimated that nearly 50% of residents in the United States population have ingested marijuana at some point throughout their lives.  Within just the past several years, recreational marijuana usage has steadily increased.  This increase is …

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