Cannabis use rises during Australian COVID lockdown, but less meth on the streets

Wastewater samples taken during 2020 show that methamphetamine use plunged in Australia during the first COVID-19 lockdown while cannabis use spiked, according to a new study led by the University of South Australia. Western Australia recorded the largest drop in ice loads, falling more than 50 per cent between April and June 2020, attributed to border closures restricting imports of […]

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Does cannabis affect brain development in young people with ADHD? Too soon to tell

At least so far, the currently limited research base does not establish that cannabis has additional adverse effects on brain development or functioning in adolescents or young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), concludes a review in the July/August issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. While ADHD is clinically defined to have impairments in cognitive functioning, cannabis use by itself is […]

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Crystal Structure of the Human Cannabinoid Receptor CB2

Skip to: Making Crystals of the Antagonist The Structure Interaction of the Antagonist with CB2 Activation of CB2 Phytocannabinoids in the form of Cannabis plant is widely consumed by humans. Two of the cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2 are the key targets of this endocannabinoid system. While CB1 is widely present across the body, CB2 is mainly present in the […]

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Oxycodone Mylan

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. OXYCODONE MYLAN oxycodone hydrochloride Consumer Medicine Information WARNING Limitations of use OXYCODONE MYLAN should only be used when your doctor decides that other treatment options are not able to effectively manage your pain or you cannot tolerate them. Hazardous and harmful use OXYCODONE MYLAN poses risks of […]

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Cannabis and Psychosis

Skip to: What is psychosis? The evidence Biological explanation Cannabis is a plant-based drug derived from the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Though long used as an illicit recreational drug, it is now being investigated for its medicinal properties. In 2016, over 190 million people used cannabis. Cannabis sativa. Image Credit: Dmytro Tyshchenko / Shutterstock However, as evidence comes in about […]

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Prenatal Cannabis Exposure May Raise Risk for Psychopathology

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 — Prenatal cannabis exposure is associated with a greater risk for psychopathology during middle childhood, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in JAMA Psychiatry. Sarah E. Paul, from Washington University in St. Louis, and colleagues evaluated whether cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes among offspring. The analysis included 11,489 children (52.2 […]

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B.C.’s unlicensed cannabis producers brought in $1.24B in 2019

More than a year after legalization, B.C’s unlicensed cannabis production still hadn’t caught up to the revenue generated by unlicensed producers, according to Statistics Canada data supplied by the province. Unlicensed cannabis producers in B.C. last year brought in $1.24 billion in revenue in 2019 — about a third more than the $765 million brought in by licensed producers. The […]

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Kingston set to see third licensed cannabis shop

A long-time cannabis paraphernalia retailer in Kingston has finally received a licence to sell cannabis Kingston. This means, when cannabis stores are allowed to reopen after the COVID-19 crisis, Kingston will have its third cannabis retailer. “We are pretty happy. It’s the best day ever,” said Jennawae McLean, owner of Calyx and Trichomes, a head shop in Kingston’s west end. […]

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Medicinal cannabis given to 20,000 Brit patients in first major trial

Medicinal cannabis will be given to 20,000 British patients in first major trial of drug’s impact – a year after it was made legal on the NHS Project, named Twenty21, was launched yesterday and will run until end of 2021 To test impact on chronic pain, MS, epilepsy, PTSD, Tourette’s, anxiety, addiction Medical marijuana been legal since last November but […]

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E-cigarettes, tobacco and cannabis products are littering high schools

High schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are being contaminated by plastics and toxic litter from e-cigarettes, cannabis products and combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigarillos, a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has found. The study of a dozen Bay Area high schools uncovered hundreds of waste items littering the parking lots and sidewalks […]

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