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Uncontrollable vomiting due to marijuana use on rise, study finds

From CNN, by Sandee LaMotte, 09/17/21 An unusual illness is on the rise in the United States, especially in states that have legalized marijuana. Habitual users of cannabis, including teenagers, are showing up in emergency rooms complaining of severe intestinal distress. “They are writhing, holding their stomach, complaining of really bad abdominal pain and nausea,” […]


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Alert! Life-threatening outbreak associated with synthetic cannabinoids

From CDC Update—Outbreak of Life-threatening Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids Use Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network December 10, 2018 1300 ET (1:00 PM ET) CDCHAN-00416   Summary The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing information on: 1) the current status of a multistate outbreak of coagulopathy from exposure to synthetic […]


Maryland Opioid Overdoses Increase 14.8%

From the Baltimore Sun Opioid overdoses in Maryland increased 14.8 percent in first six months of 2018 by Andrea K. McDaniels The number of opioid overdoses in Maryland increased 14.8 percent in the first half of the year as public health officials and others continue to struggle to get a handle on the epidemic.Opioid overdoses […]


FDA Approves First Drug Derived from Marijuana

From NIDA. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex® (cannabidiol, or CBD), a medication extracted from marijuana, for the treatment of two severe pediatric seizure disorders, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. CBD is a compound typically found in very small quantities in the marijuana plant, and it has been of interest to scientists and the […]


Teen Develops ‘Wet Lung’ After Vaping for Just 3 Weeks

From CNN. Join our webinar on Vaping and Marijuana, Thursday, May 31st at 12noon EDT. By Susan Scutti, CNN An 18-year-old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps another of the innumerable bistro workers hoping to calm frayed nerves with a smoke — or in this case, […]


Fatal Car Crashes Happen More Often Than Usual on 4/20, Study Finds

From Time by Alexandra Sifferlin April 20 is known as a popular “4/20” holiday for marijuana enthusiasts, but researchers argue that the festivities may have serious consequences, including an increased risk of fatal traffic crashes. In a research letter published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, Canadian researchers looked at 25 years of data on fatal crashes […]


V.A. Issues New Medical Marijuana Policy For Military Veterans

From Forbes. View the original article. by Tom Angell Doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs still can’t recommend medical marijuana, but they are being encouraged to talk more about it with military veterans. That’s what a new V.A. policy being rolled out this month says. The directive urges government doctors to “discuss with […]