Young men at highest risk of schizophrenia linked with cannabis use disorder

Researchers found strong evidence of an association between cannabis use disorder and schizophrenia among men and women, though the association was much stronger among young men. Using statistical models, the study authors estimated that as many as 30% of cases of schizophrenia among men aged 21-30 might have been prevented by averting cannabis use disorder.

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Kids under 6 were increasingly treated for illicit substance ingestion after Covid-19’s start, study says

The outbreak of Covid-19 presented many dangers for children, and a new study suggests increased illicit substance ingestions were among them.In the first month of the pandemic in 2020, a 25% increase in overall ingestions occurred among children under 6 years old in the United States, according to the study published Friday in JAMA Network Open.

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Number of attempted suicides by cannabis users is rising by 17% per year across US, study warns

Cannabis may be driving a rising number of Americans to the brink of suicide, a study suggests.

Researchers who analyzed national poison center data found that the number of people who had marijuana in their system when they tried to kill themselves has risen 17 percent every year since 2009.

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15 Things the Cannabis Industry Doesn't Want You to Know

I am an emergency and addiction physician who practices on the front lines of the emergency department. I had the honor to serve as the first Chief Medical Officer at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Every shift I, along with my colleagues across the United States, treat patients with marijuana poisoning. CHS and Cannabis Induced Psychosis are the most common marijuana associated daily diagnosis in emergency departments across our country.

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Cannabis-Related Emergency Department Visits among Older Adults on the Rise

As a growing number of older adults are experimenting with cannabis to help alleviate chronic symptoms, a new University of California San Diego School of Medicine study has identified a sharp increase in cannabis-related emergency department visits among the elderly.

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