Pot inhaled through a vape device produces a more powerful high — and often with more deleterious side effects — than the smoked version, a new study finds.
At the same level of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, vaping led to higher blood concentrations of the chemical than smoking, as well as higher levels of cognitive and psychomotor impairment and a higher incidence of adverse effects, such as vomiting, anxiety, hallucinations and feelings of paranoia, according to the report, published Friday in JAMA Network Open.
In 1996, California preceded the rest of the United States in allowing marijuana use for medicinal purposes. Now, in 2018, recreational marijuana use is fully legal for individuals 21 years and over. This paper will outline the current and potential impacts of these policies.
The purpose of this report is to describe the impacts that the legalization of marijuana for medical use has had in California, as well as the impacts of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. By gathering and examining data, citizens and policymakers can better understand the implications and effects of marijuana’s increased presence in California.
Background Due to concerns about public health risks and other possible impacts of marijuana, there is an on-going debate in the United States regarding the effects of the increasing prevalence of marijuana in our society.
Can be hard to tell between packaging and look of products
By Gary Robbins
Food, candy and drinks infused with marijuana have become commonly available in California since January, when the first licensed pot stores began to open statewide.
The products are among the more popular items sold by the dispensaries. The consumption of edibles also is being popularized by cannabis cooking classes and free online tutorials.
That means there will be more edible cannabis in people’s homes when the public celebrates Halloween on Wednesday.
A total of 610 drugs (4296 brand and generic names) are known to interact with marijuana.
- 129 major drug interactions (910 brand and generic names)
- 481 moderate drug interactions (3386 brand and generic names)
MPI will be busy in October and November with activities centered around Red Ribbon week. Red Ribbon week is a time to remember the hard work of our men and women in Law enforcement and bring attention to the impacts that drugs & alcohol have on our health and safety.
MPI will be conducting several school presentations and informational parent events throughout San Diego County. The first will be a parent presentation regarding changing marijuana laws at the Grauer school in Encinitas on October 25th. Followed by "Reality Week" in collaboration with Mental Health Systems - North Inland Community Prevention Coalition at Rancho Bernardo H.S. on October 31st. MPI will host two sessions to youth regarding marijuana's health impacts on development. Finally, MPI and Epiphany Prep Charter School in Escondido will host drug discussions with youth on Nov 2.
For more information regarding the events please go to the contact page and send us an email to get details.