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Category: Health

The Progressive Paradox on Marijuana

Tobacco, bad. Vaping, bad. Marijuana, good, for some strange reason. By The Editorial Board Wall Street JournalNov. 21, 2022 New York state’s Cannabis Control Board voted Monday to approve its first 36 licenses to run marijuana dispensaries. It’s another big step toward legal pot sales, though the black market isn’t struggling to meet demand, as every…
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OSHA: Cultivation facility worker died after inhaling ground cannabis dust

OSHA fined Trulieve $35,219 for hazard communication violations. The cannabis company is contesting. By Abby Patkin October 7, 2022 A marijuana cultivation facility worker who died in January could not breathe after inhaling ground cannabis dust at the Holyoke site, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation found. While filling pre-rolls at the Trulieve facility on…
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The New Weed Whackers

An exploding black market in states that legalized pot has sparked another government war on marijuana. Steven MalangaOctober 24, 2022 Californians who opened their voters’ guides to the state’s 2010 elections could read a pitch from backers of Proposition 19, an initiative designed to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The argument: that “Prohibition [of marijuana]…
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How Weed Became the New OxyContin

Big Pharma and Big Tobacco are helping market high-potency, psychosis-inducing THC products as your mother’s ‘medical marijuana’ BY LEIGHTON WOODHOUSE AUGUST 30, 2022 JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES For 30 years, Dr. Libby Stuyt, a recently retired addiction psychiatrist in Pueblo, Colorado, treated patients with severe drug dependency. Typically, that meant alcohol, heroin, and methamphetamines. But about…
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How California’s legal cannabis dream became a public health nightmare: It’s a class B drug in the UK – but in the US state it’s led to spiralling addiction, psychotic illnesses and hospitals facing a deluge of poisonings

By EVE SIMMONS FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY 2 July 2022 |  A row of luxury ‘healing’ creams is guarded by a locked glass cabinet, gilded in gold trim. The packaging is stylishly minimal – clean and white with small black typeface – and beside the tubs sit decorative, artificial fruit and images of sprawling fields, with…
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Rising pot use – New health risks identified

Wall Street Journal Rising Marijuana Use Presents Secondhand Risks Studies probe harms to people near users, accidental ingestion by dogs Cannabis companies in the U.S. lack access to banking and other financial services because the drug is federally illegal. That could change through new legislation or thanks to broader legalization efforts backed by the Democratically-controlled…
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Sonoma County publishes reports on cannabis environmental dangers. Sonoma County encourages cannabis cultivation. What did you expect, consistency?

Abstract “Cannabis agriculture is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States that is changing rapidly with policy liberalization. Anecdotal observations fuel speculation about associated environmental impacts, and there is an urgent need for systematic empirical research. An example from Humboldt County California, a principal cannabis-producing region, involved digitizing 4428 grow sites in 60 watersheds…
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Sonoma County Issues sharp cautions on cannabis usage. Sonoma County encourages cannabis cultivation. What did you expect, consistency?

Print version (PDF: 410 Kb) MYTH: Marijuana is okay for some youth FACTS: Research strongly suggests that marijuana use during adolescence and early adulthood can damage the part of the brain associated with learning and memory.1 Regular marijuana use during adolescence can lead to reduced IQ scores, poorer school performance,2 and higher school dropout rates.3 MYTH: Marijuana isn’t…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Spike in ER visits in Colorado following marijuana legalization, and edibles are doctors’ biggest concern

A new study documents a sharp rise in emergency-room visits linked with marijuana following legalization in Colorado. A key driver of the ER trips appears to be edibles like weed brownies and cookies. Despite their meager sales, edibles represented a far higher proportion of weed-related ER visits compared against those for smoked marijuana. Looking for a uniquely…
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“Natural Green Herb” Update: A mysterious syndrome that makes marijuana users violently ill is starting to worry doctors

A new study documented a sharp rise in emergency-room visits linked with marijuana following legalization in Colorado. One of the key drivers of the ER visits was a mysterious syndrome characterized by severe nausea and repeated vomiting. Little is known about the condition, called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS. The only known way to cure CHS is to stop using…
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