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Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome: Marijuana-Linked Condition on the Rise

As marijuana use becomes more prevalent, a severe illness linked to frequent cannabis use is also on the rise. 

Dry mouth

Dental Health Risks of Smoking Cigarettes, Marijuana and Vaping

In recent years, the use of marijuana, tobacco, and vaping products has seen significant increase. While the general health risks associated with these substances are well-documented, their specific impacts on dental health are less commonly discussed.

Emergency doctors

Woman, 22, Dies From Cannabis-Induced Vomiting That Triggered Fatal Heart Disorder Before Doctors Declared Her Brain Dead

A chronic marijuana user died after a severe multi-day bout of vomiting and abdominal pain caused a fatal heart rhythm disorder that led to brain death.

Marijuana and coronavirus test

Cannabis Users Are at Increased Risk of Severe Covid, Study Finds

The researchers analyzed the health records of 72,501 people seen for Covid-19 at BJC HealthCare hospitals and clinics in Missouri and Illinois during the first two years of the pandemic.

Marijuana world

People Over Profits: Drug Liberalization Receives Pushback Around the Globe (Opinion)

From Oregon to Canada to Thailand, policymakers and the public alike are waking up to the consequences of lenient and irresponsible drug policies.

Money

Cannabis Industry Is About Money, Not Medicine (Opinion)

The Biden Administration's recent move to reschedule marijuana could be a big gift.

Psychosis

Descent Into Cannabis-Induced Psychosis: One Edmonton Family’s Horror

“Allen” was a normal teen — excelling in sports, headed for university after graduation, no signs of mental disorder — when his personality did a 180-degree turn over two weeks.

Depressed woman with pills

Drugs Are Making Our Nation's Mental Health Crisis Worse | Opinion

America is facing dual crises: a drug crisis and a mental health crisis. Both contribute to and worsen the other.

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Daily Marijuana Use Outpaces Daily Drinking in the US, a New Study Says

For the first time, the number of Americans who use marijuana just about every day has surpassed the number who drink that often, a shift some 40 years in the making as recreational pot use became more mainstream and legal in nearly half of U.S. states.

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Fewer Overdose Deaths Reported in 2023, Preliminary CDC Data Reveals

A glimmer of hope in the opioid crisis for the first time since the pandemic: The number of overdose deaths is dropping from record highs, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.