A discriminant analysis model of psychosocial predictors of problematic Internet use and cannabis use disorder in university students

Addict Behav Rep. 2021 May 27;14:100354. doi: 10.1016/j.abrep.2021.100354. eCollection 2021 Dec. ABSTRACT Researchers have found similarities and differences between behavioral and drug addictions. The present study was designed to explore which of a series of psychosocial predictors of addictive behaviors could differentiate problematic Internet use (PIU) and Cannabis Use Disorder Read more…

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Simple chemical tests to identify Cannabis derivatives: Redefinition of parameters and analysis of concepts

J Forensic Sci. 2021 Jun 18. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.14777. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT The chemical identification of Cannabis is commonly carried out using the Duquenois-Levine (DL) colorimetric test. On the other hand, its active substances called cannabinoids are differentiated by thin-layer chromatography (TLC). This work aims to optimize parameters of Read more…

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Health Claims About Cannabidiol Products: A Retrospective Analysis of U.S. Food and Drug Administration Warning Letters from 2015 to 2019

Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2021 Jun 17. doi: 10.1089/can.2020.0166. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Background: Cannabidiol (CBD) products are increasingly available to consumers in the United States and are subject to regulation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). CBD products cannot be marketed as unapproved new drugs with claims Read more…

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Cannabidiol promotes neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus during an abstinence period in rats following chronic exposure to methamphetamine

Metab Brain Dis. 2021 Jun 18. doi: 10.1007/s11011-021-00774-9. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Chronic methamphetamine (meth) abuse can lead to certain deficits in the hippocampal function by affecting the hippocampal neurogenesis and plasticity. To determine whether cannabidiol (CBD) can promote proliferation and maturation of neuronal progenitor cells, this study investigated Read more…

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A method and its application to determine the amount of cannabinoids in sewage sludge and biosolids

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2021 Jun 18. doi: 10.1007/s11356-021-14921-3. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Xenobiotic cannabinoids (phyto and synthetic) are highly lipophilic compounds and have been shown to accumulate within the particulate fraction of wastewater. Limited research has been conducted to investigate the occurrence of cannabinoids in sewage sludge Read more…

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Diacylglycerol Lipase-β Knockout Mice Display a Sex-Dependent Attenuation of Traumatic Brain Injury-Induced Mortality with No Impact on Memory or Other Functional Consequences

Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2021 Jun 17. doi: 10.1089/can.2020.0175. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Background: The endogenous cannabinoid system modulates inflammatory signaling in a variety of pathological states, including traumatic brain injury (TBI). The selective expression of diacylglycerol lipase-β (DAGL-β), the 2-arachidonylglycerol biosynthetic enzyme, on resident immune cells of the brain Read more…

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Cannabis Seeds Authentication by Chloroplast and Nuclear DNA Analysis Coupled with High-Resolution Melting Method for Quality Control Purposes

Cannabis Cannabinoid Res. 2021 Jun 17. doi: 10.1089/can.2020.0168. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Background: Cannabis plants and their seed have been used in many cultures as a source of medicine and feeding during history. Today, there is an increasing demand for cannabis seeds for medical use. Moreover, a seed sales Read more…

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Antifungal and anti-aflatoxigenic properties of organs of Cannabis sativa L.: relation to phenolic content and antioxidant capacities

Arch Microbiol. 2021 Jun 18. doi: 10.1007/s00203-021-02444-x. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Aflatoxin B1 is a carcinogenic mycotoxin that frequently contaminates crops worldwide. Current research indicates that the use of natural extracts to combat mycotoxin contamination may represent an eco-friendly, sustainable strategy to ensure food safety. Although Cannabis sativa L. Read more…

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Associations of cannabis use frequency and cannabis use disorder with receiving a substance use screen and healthcare professional discussion of substance use

Am J Addict. 2021 Jun 18. doi: 10.1111/ajad.13195. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) can reduce substance use, but receipt of these services by those who use cannabis frequently and have cannabis use disorder (CUD) remains unexplored. We examined cannabis Read more…

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