Inhaled Cannabis Transfers to Breast Milk

Inhaled Cannabis Transfers to Breast Milk

A small study of breastfeeding mothers suggests that breastfed infants would consume about 2.5% of the inhaled cannabis dose. Well-intentioned parents might choose to smoke marijuana away from their infants to minimize exposure, but this study indicates the breastfed...
AAP Issues Guidelines to Parents About Marijuana Use

AAP Issues Guidelines to Parents About Marijuana Use

While cannabis acceptance in society is increasing, there are significant issues parents need to be aware of: the developing adolescent brain can be harmed by regular marijuana use vaporizing cannabis may introduce toxic chemicals into young bodies parents should not...
Impact of Medical Marijuana Laws

Impact of Medical Marijuana Laws

Researchers examined the impact of medical marijuana laws (MML) over two decades in the U.S. and found illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorder increased after the legalization of marijuana. The opposite occurred in states that did not legalize it. LifeTip:...
Cannabis Use in Alcohol Treatment

Cannabis Use in Alcohol Treatment

Associations were examined between marijuana use and outcomes of treatment for alcohol dependence in about 1200 participants in an 18 week treatment program and a 1 year follow-up. Any use of marijuana resulted in lower abstinence from alcohol. Each day of cannabis...
Pot Smokers at Risk for Brain Vessel Blockage

Pot Smokers at Risk for Brain Vessel Blockage

As marijuana (cannabis) use increases, particularly in the young, there is growing concern that younger (under 50) users are at higher risk for ischemic strokes. French research had found regular cannabis users were 3 times as likely to experience...
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