Every day in San Diego County, about three dozen people show up at a local hospital emergency room for several reasons related to cannabis use, a common one being drug interactions. Chances are that when the medication was prescribed and when the prescription was filled, neither the doctor nor pharmacist issued any warnings about using cannabis alongside their regimen. Now that cannabis is legal for recreational consumption in California, this has become a growing problem.

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Are state fair officials high? They should not reward super-potent marijuana

But Gov. Gavin Newsom, who campaigned for marijuana legalization and serves as an ex-officio member of the state fair’s board of directors, has a special obligation to ensure that California balances support for the legal industry with what’s best for public health — and that should include responsible messaging about legal marijuana. He and the rest of the board should reconsider the contest category encouraging growers to develop more potent strains of pot when existing research demonstrates their dangers.

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Over a third of parents believe CBD and marijuana are the same, a new report says

Some 80% of parents say they know little to nothing about CBD products, according to a new poll by C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan Health.

The term CBD stands for cannabidiol, a chemical compound found in marijuana and hemp, the report said. Unlike marijuana, CBD only has 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The THC is the psychoactive part of marijuana that makes people feel high.

IASIC Annual Report 2021 - First year accomplishments

The IASIC board of directors would like to thank our Expert Physician Council, Expert Affiliate Council and Donors for your support in creating IASIC and contributing to a successful first year. We could not have achieved what we did without you. A heartful thank you to all of you as we reflect on 2021 and share some of our accomplishments.

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Sacramento County Prevention Summit

The Sacramento County Coalition for Youth presents the Sacramento County Prevention Summit:  bringing together educators, parents, prevention & treatment providers, community agencies, medical professionals, law enforcement and community members to educate and build capacity around youth substance use prevention. The summit will feature keynotes and workshops from state and national experts, perspectives from local leaders and educational opportunities focused on recreational marijuana normalization, current trends in youth substance use and strategies designed to limit youth access in our community.

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