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Regular cannabis users require up to 220% higher dosage for sedation in medical procedures

Did you know that? 15 April 2019 | 0 Comments

Researchers in Colorado examined medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures after 2012, when the state legalized recreational cannabis. They found patients who smoked or ingested cannabis on a daily or weekly basis required 14% more fentanyl, 20% more midazolam, and 220% more propofol to achieve optimum sedation for routine procedures, including colonoscopy.

Marijuana for morning sickness? It’s not great for baby’s brain

Did you know that? 9 April 2019 | 0 Comments

With a growing number of states legalizing recreational or medical marijuana, more women are using the drug during pregnancy, in part due to its reported ability to relieve morning sickness. A new study, conducted in rats, sheds light on how cannabis exposure affects the brain of a developing fetus.

Combining opioids and marijuana may be advantageous for pain sufferers

Did you know that? 9 April 2019 | 0 Comments

Researchers report combining cannabinoids with morphine did not significantly increase impulsivity or memory impairment in a study conducted in rhesus monkeys. The findings suggest using opioids and marijuana together could offer a safe way to cut opioid dosage among patients suffering from pain and thereby reduce their risk of becoming addicted to opioids.

Fresh guidance to fill ‘information vacuum’ on new cannabis products for medicinal use

Did you know that? 7 April 2019 | 0 Comments

A clinical review offers new advice to help patients and doctors.

Severe psychological distress and daily cannabis use: Implications for mental health?

Did you know that? 4 April 2019 | 0 Comments

Daily cannabis use increased significantly from 2008 to 2016 among those with and without past-month serious psychological distress (SPD) and use among those with SPD was persistently higher compared to those without SPD. Research shows that in 2016, past-month daily cannabis use was about three times higher for SPD (8%) compared to those without SPD […]

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