Thank you to those that attended the MPI - IASIC news event. IASIC, the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis, is a medical organization of doctors who educate on marijuana based on the scientific and medical literature. IASIC is a non-partisan and non-political group created to facilitate informed decisions when considering cannabis policy and law. Lots of great data and research provided during the event.
For link to full news event click here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDYsV2MnqLQ
For the news event without Q/A located here, MPI IASIC Media Event Edited_Final.mp4 (dropbox.com)
New advocacy group formed - IASIC, the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis, are doctors who educate on marijuana. The science counters the misperception of the safety of marijuana by international experts who provide science, data, plus clinical expertise. This non-partisan and non-political group are developed, organized, and guided by doctors. MPI is proud to be partnering with them to get the word out about marijuana.
This group has developed an easy to use medical library for the public to understand the harms associated with use. The link below will take you the IASIC site and library.
MPI is proud to announce a new podcast from our Leadership team member Dr. Roneet Lev. Dr. Roneet Lev, an emergency and addiction doctor who has served as the first Chief Medical Officer of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP and still practices on the front lines.
On High Truths, you will learn from experts, hear stories from the emergency department, and listen to people who have struggled from addiction. On each episode, our experts will answer a question from You, our listeners.
The MPI recently recorded a webinar with the Partners in Prevention, Missouri's higher education substance misuse coalition. The webinar is part of a recently developed training series in partnership with the PTTC. Our presentation discusses data from the most recent MPI Impact Report, COVID-19 impacts, and future prevention recommendations.
There are five webinars on a variety of topics related to substance use prevention and they are all free, you just need to register to access the series. Registration information can be accessed here: https://www.mopiptraining.org/
Question Is prenatal exposure to cannabis associated with child outcomes?
Findings This cross-sectional analysis of 11 489 children (655 exposed to cannabis prenatally) found that prenatal cannabis exposure after maternal knowledge of pregnancy was associated with greater psychopathology during middle childhood, even after accounting for potentially confounding variables.
Meaning Prenatal cannabis exposure may increase risk for psychopathology; consistent with recent recommendations by the Surgeon General of the United States, these data suggest that cannabis use during pregnancy should be discouraged by clinicians and dispensaries.