Tag: cannabis

1. Compared to a simulated synthetic model of Colorado, in which recreational cannabis laws (RCLs) had not been implemented, the state of Colorado experienced a mean increase of 75 additional traffic fatalities per year from 2014-2017. 2. There was no statistically significant difference in traffic fatalities in Washington state compared...
The recreational use of marijuana has been legalized in 10 states and the District of Columbia. However, there are concerns surrounding the use of medicinal and/or recreational use of marijuana among youth, as it has been established that repeated use in adolescence may result in long-term changes in cognitive...
1. The authors of this chart review observed that a greater proportion of visits attributed to cannabis use were related to inhaled use rather than ingestion. 2. Patients who were admitted with edible-related cannabis exposures were more likely to have cardiovascular symptoms and acute psychiatric events than patients admitted for...
Previous observational studies have supported a causal link between cannabis use and psychotic disorder. A recent meta-analysis has also shown a dose-response association with the highest odds of psychotic disorder in those with the heaviest cannabis use. It is not clear, however, whether patterns of cannabis use on a...
Epidemiology of brain death in pediatric intensive care units in the United States In the United States, brain death is exclusively diagnosed in critical care settings, owing to the need for mechanical ventilatory support. With ongoing controversy surrounding the definition of brain death in medical, legal and ethical circles, there...
1. Nearly half of hospitalized children whose parents enrolled in a tobacco smoking cessation study tested positive for 11-hydroxy-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (COOH-THC) in their urine, and one tenth tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). 2. Children whose parents smoked marijuana inside the home in a different room were significantly more likely to have...
1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a clinical report that examines the established and emerging data surrounding marijuana use in pregnancy, and provided guidelines for clinicians based on current consensus. 2. The report highlights concerns about marijuana use in pregnancy and lactation due to potential for adverse short...
1. Current cannabis use among parents with children at home increased from 4.9% to 6.8% while current cigarette use declined from 27.6% to 20.2% from 2002-2015, as measured by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. 2. Cannabis use was 4 times more common among cigarette smokers compared to...