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It Is Time To Deschedule, Not Reschedule, Cannabis

Generic 7 April 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent memorandum from the US Drug Enforcement Administration to several United States Senators indicates that the agency is prepared to respond in the coming months to a five-year-old petition seeking to amend the plant’s status as a schedule I prohibited substance. Under the US Controlled Substances Act of 1970, the cannabis plant and its [...]

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Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to low birthweight and intensive care

Did you know that? 7 April 2016 | 0 Comments

Use of cannabis during pregnancy is linked to low birthweight and the need for intensive care, reveals an analysis of the available evidence. As cannabis becomes more socially acceptable, it’s important that prospective mums-to-be and clinicians are fully up to speed on the potential harms of using the drug during pregnancy, caution the researchers.