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Article ID: 698202

UCI awarded $9M grant to determine the long-term effects of cannabis on adolescents and study the impact of cannabis across the lifespan

University of California, Irvine

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, a 4-year, $9 million grant aimed at determining the long-term impact of cannabis exposure on the adolescent brain.

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30-Jul-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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    27-Jul-2018 12:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 697832

Cannabis Does Not Improve Breathlessness During Exercise in Patients With Advanced COPD

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Inhaled vaporized cannabis does not appear to improve or worsen exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a randomized controlled trial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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24-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696577

Cannabis-Derived Drug Could Be a Game-Changer for Children with Severe Epilepsy, UCLA Expert Says

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

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25-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    21-Jun-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 696261

Embargoed AJPH research: Prop. 47 and drug arrests, teen self-injury, LGBQ substance abuse, women’s tobacco use, public housing and asthma

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue, find research on Prop. 47 and drug arrests, teen self-injury, LGBQ substance abuse, women’s tobacco use, public housing and asthma

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18-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    6-Jun-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 695339

Human Drug Addiction Behaviors Closely Tied to Specific Impairments Within Six Large-Scale Brain Networks

Mount Sinai Health System

Systematic review of task-related neuroimaging studies found addicted individuals demonstrate increased activity in these networks during drug-related processing but decreases across all other functions

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30-May-2018 4:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695029

American Pain Society Endorses Compromise Marijuana Studies Act

American Pain Society

The American Pain Society (APS) today endorsed compromise legislation in the U.S. Senate amending provisions of the Marijuana Effective Studies Act of 2016, which removes excessive regulatory barriers inhibiting researchers from obtaining marijuana plants for studies to assess the drug’s medical effectiveness and safety.

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23-May-2018 2:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694777

Cannabis: It Matters How Young You Start

Universite de Montreal

Canadian researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start at 15 or after.

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18-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 694550

Survey Says: Michigan Voters Undecided on Candidates but Have Opinions on Pot

Michigan State University

With the 2018 election six months away, Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research released findings from its latest State of the State Survey, or SOSS, revealing that many voters still are undecided on candidates but have strong opinions on controversial ballot issues.

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14-May-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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    10-May-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 693844

Study Reveals That Many Oncologists Recommend Medical Marijuana Clinically Despite Not Feeling Sufficiently Knowledgeable to Do So

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

While a wide majority of oncologists do not feel informed enough about medical marijuana’s utility to make clinical recommendations, most do in fact conduct discussions on medical marijuana in the clinic and nearly half recommend it to their patients, say researchers who surveyed a population-based sample of medical oncologists.

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1-May-2018 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694360

Study Finds Prenatal Marijuana Use Can Affect Infant Size, Behavior

University at Buffalo

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.

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10-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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