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Article ID: 706422

Marijuana Users More Likely to Be Fired or Laid Off

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

As US rates of marijuana use continue to rise, workers who use marijuana may be at higher risk of losing their jobs, suggests a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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14-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
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    9-Jan-2019 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 706027

Medical cannabis users operating vehicles: New study reveals worrisome statistics

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

More than half of people who take medical cannabis for chronic pain say they’ve driven under the influence of cannabis within two hours of using it, at least once in the last six months, according to a new survey. One in five of them said they’d driven while ‘very high’ in the past six months.

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4-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706060

New Jersey Public Health Laboratory Collaboration with Rutgers Is a Win-Win for Both

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the New Jersey Department of Health formalized a partnership that brought a member of the medical school’s faculty in as medical director of the laboratory. The lab oversees clinical diagnostic and surveillance testing; improvement service, which handles inspections and protocol compliance; and testing drinking water and groundwater, as well as handling environmental evaluations of pollutants, toxins, and heavy metals. Te director also supervises the testing of medicinal marijuana.

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7-Jan-2019 9:50 AM EST
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    20-Dec-2018 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705589

Cannabis Use May Lessen Risk of Developing Alcohol-Related Pancreatitis

Research Society on Alcoholism

The pancreas is an organ located behind the stomach that produces enzymes and hormones that help with digestion and blood-sugar regulation. Both heavy drinking and gallstones can cause an inflamed pancreas, called pancreatitis, which is associated with significant illness and, in about 10% of cases, death. The recent use of cannabis to manage the development of pancreatitis and its progression has yielded conflicting results. This study assessed the impact of cannabis use on both acute (sudden onset) and chronic (persistent) pancreatitis.

Released:
17-Dec-2018 8:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    19-Dec-2018 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705521

Exposure to Cannabis Alters the Genetic Profile of Sperm

Duke Health

New research from Duke Health suggests men in their child-bearing years should consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when they’ve been using the drug. Much like previous research that has shown tobacco smoke, pesticides, flame retardants and even obesity can alter sperm, the Duke research shows THC also affects epigenetics, triggering structural and regulatory changes in the DNA of users’ sperm.

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17-Dec-2018 10:20 AM EST
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    17-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705310

Higher Average Potency Cannabis May Increase Risk for First Disorder Symptom

Iowa State University

States do not regulate the potency of recreational cannabis, even though THC levels have increased significantly. Now new research shows higher average potency cannabis at first use increases the risk for the first symptom of cannabis use disorder.

Released:
12-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 705469

How Marijuana May Damage Teenage Brains in Study Using Genetically Vulnerable Mice

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a study of adolescent mice with a version of a gene linked to serious human mental illnesses, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have uncovered a possible explanation for how marijuana may damage the brains of some human teens.

Released:
17-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705177

Providers Show Interest in Prescribing Therapeutic Cannabinoids

George Washington University

A team from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences found many dermatologists are interested in learning more about and recommending therapeutic cannabinoids to their patients.

Released:
10-Dec-2018 12:40 PM EST

Article ID: 704358

Drug Use, Religion Explain ‘Reverse Gender Gap’ on Marijuana

North Carolina State University

Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the fact that men are more likely to have used marijuana.

Released:
26-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST

Law and Public Policy


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