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Cannabis-Impaired Driving

Cannabis-Impaired Driving

Cannabis-Impaired Driving

That using cannabis is associated with increased automobile accidents is one of the few cannabis related issues about which there is consensus. Beyond that point of agreement, however, important related issues, such as any association with increased fatal accidents, generate more controversy. What to do about the issue is especially perplexing.

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Tobacco Addiction and E-Cigarettes: Encouraging News, But…

Tobacco Addiction and E-Cigarettes: Encouraging News, But…

Tobacco Addiction and E-Cigarettes: Encouraging News, But…

People trying to quit smoking tobacco were by using e-cigarettes were twice as successful as those who used traditional nicotine replacement (18% versus 9%). That is the conclusion of a British study just published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Both groups were provided with in-person behavioral support which appears to have improved the outcomes compared to previous studies for which such support was not provided.

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The Contribution of Research to Understanding the Complexities Cannabis/Marijuana

The Contribution of Research to Understanding the Complexities Cannabis/Marijuana

The Contribution of Research to Understanding the Complexities Cannabis/Marijuana

Despite the difficulties encountered in this country by cannabis researchers, some research is getting done and the results are enlightening. In recent years I have been promulgating the results of a large prospective study that concluded that heavy cannabis had a long-lasting and perhaps permanent negative effect on the cognitive development people who began their use before the age of 18.

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Cannabis (aka Marijuana) Research on PTSD: More Obstacles

Cannabis (aka Marijuana) Research on PTSD: More Obstacles

Cannabis (aka Marijuana) Research on PTSD: More Obstacles

Is medical cannabis effective treatment for PTSD? The controversy surrounding this important question could benefit from high-quality scientific research. More hurdles stand in the way, however, for cannabis than for almost any other substance. I had previously thought that once a researcher had been able to obtain cannabis from the single available source,

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Illegal Drugs, The Wall, and The Government Shutdown

Illegal Drugs, The Wall, and The Government Shutdown

Illegal Drugs, The Wall, and The Government Shutdown

How strong is the evidence that building a physical barrier on the U.S. border with Mexico would reduce the problem with illegal drugs in our country? An excellent recent article in Vox by German Lopez examines this question in detail. Here are some excerpts:

Most border security analysts say there is little evidence the [border security] buildup has significantly reduced the availability of illegal narcotics in the United States.

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Keeping the Hope of Recovery Alive: A Posthumous Gift

Keeping the Hope of Recovery Alive: A Posthumous Gift

Keeping the Hope of Recovery Alive: A Posthumous Gift

During his lifetime, Bill Wilson inspired many people to recover from addiction by addressing their feeling of hopelessness, which can become a profound self-fulfilling prophecy. I recently found out about yet another way in which he has indirectly done this after his death. I previously wrote about having met Lincoln Norton,

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Encouraging News About Teenage Substance Use in 2018

Encouraging News About Teenage Substance Use in 2018

Encouraging News about Teenage Substance Use in 2018

Teenagers continue to lead the way in reducing drug use problems in the U.S. The latest Monitoring the Future report of substance use by 8th, 10th, and 12th graders documents several positive developments. The best news is the continued decline in binge drinking and the misuse of tranquilizers and prescription opioids.

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Alarm About Vaping Trumps Concern About Opioids

Alarm About Vaping Trumps Concern About Opioids

Alarm About Vaping Trumps Concern About Opioids

Two events occurred this week that shift the balance of concern about the potential danger of electronic vaporizers in a negative direction:

ONE: The 2018 report from Monitoring the Future revealed that vaping had not only increased but had jumped by a “shocking” amount. The doubling between 2017 and 2018 of past 30-day use by 10th and 12th graders was greater than any other increase in the 44-year history of the survey.

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What’s Next for Kolmac?

What’s Next for Kolmac?

What’s Next for Kolmac?

This question has been on my mind since I decided over a year ago to look for an investment partner to help with a major expansion of Kolmac. Our chosen partner, WindRose Health Investors, has spent the past 3 months adding administrative infrastructure to create a solid foundation for our growth.

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Kratom Research Approved: A Victory of Knowledge Over Ignorance

Kratom Research Approved: A Victory of Knowledge Over Ignorance

Kratom Research Approved: A Victory of Knowledge Over Ignorance

Three cheers for the Federal Government! A research grant has just been approved to explore the benefits and dangers of the newly controversial plant known as kratom.

Used for centuries in Southeast Asia to relieve pain, kratom has in recent years become available in the U.S.

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So-Called Medical Cannabis in Maryland

So-Called Medical Cannabis in Maryland

So-Called Medical Cannabis in Maryland

The demand for a return to the medical use of cannabis came from consumers, not from physicians. Now I am hearing increasing impatience among Maryland physicians about the position in which they are caught in regard to “semi-professional” medical cannabis in their state. On the one hand, they serve as the system gatekeepers – no one can purchase cannabis at dispensaries with their recommendation.

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