Legalization’s Impact on Cannabis Use Disorders (CUD)
Cannabis and Mental Health
Even if it turns out to be ineffective for patients, buying cannabis products certainly gives a boost to the sales figures.
Topics: cannabis, prescription medications, research
Can Legal Cannabis Fix Vaping Illness?
Legalization solves problems related to the legal status of a drug, but has far less impact on the problems related to the nature of the substance itself.
There is research that links more potent cannabis, including skunk, to THC-related changes in the brain, among daily users at least.
Topics: addiction and the brain, cannabis, research
CBD Oil and Its Risks
That we have such a large and growing community of frequent users is a tribute not to evidence, but to hype.
Word of Warning
Cannabis doesn’t replace opioids the way methadone or buprenorphine do. There’s no antagonist effect as with naloxone or naltrexone.
Topics: cannabis, mortality, opioids
Is Cannabis Addictive?
The best answer is the one we came up with to explain the selectivity of alcoholism: Differences in individual susceptibility.
Topics: addiction and the brain, cannabis, risk factors
Cruising With Cannabis
There’s not a lot of disagreement about the potential for cannabis intoxication to impair driving performance, though without an accepted standard and a reliable roadside test, it’s not of much value in a courtroom.
Topics: cannabis, consequences, DUI/DWI
The New Herbalists
Unbeknownst to the patient, the CBD products they also use could affect how well those prescribed medicines work, or interact with them in unhelpful ways.
Topics: cannabis, prescription medications