The use and effects of synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists by New South Wales cannabis treatment clients

J Cannabis Res. 2021 Jul 26;3(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s42238-021-00091-z. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Despite decreasing consumption by general populations, use of synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (SCRAs) persists in some marginalised groups, including those who use other substances. This article explores SCRA consumption in an Australian cannabis treatment sample, comparing those who report ever Read more…

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome in an Athlete

J Am Board Fam Med. 2021 Jul-Aug;34(4):811-813. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2021.04.200586. ABSTRACT Cannabis (marijuana) is an increasingly prevalent substance used in college-aged adults. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is 1 outcome of chronic cannabis use, which presents as cyclic intractable vomiting that can be temporarily relieved with hot baths or showers. This case Read more…

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Photons from NIR LEDs can delay flowering in short-day soybean and Cannabis: Implications for phytochrome activity

PLoS One. 2021 Jul 27;16(7):e0255232. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255232. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT Photons during the dark period delay flowering in short-day plants (SDP). Red photons applied at night convert phytochromes to the active far-red absorbing form (Pfr), leading to inhibition of flowering. Far-red photons (greater than 700 nm) re-induce flowering when applied Read more…

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Benzodiazepine misuse and cigarette smoking status in US adults: Results from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2015-2018

Addict Behav. 2021 Jul 19;123:107058. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107058. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Benzodiazepines are the third most commonly misused drugs in the U.S. POPULATION: There is a growing public health concern related to recent increases in benzodiazepine-related overdose deaths, emergency department visits, and treatment admissions. Although benzodiazepine misuse often Read more…

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Cannabinoids Regulate Sensory Processing in Early Olfactory and Visual Neural Circuits

Front Neural Circuits. 2021 Jul 7;15:662349. doi: 10.3389/fncir.2021.662349. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT Our sensory systems such as the olfactory and visual systems are the target of neuromodulatory regulation. This neuromodulation starts at the level of sensory receptors and extends into cortical processing. A relatively new group of neuromodulators includes cannabinoids. These Read more…

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Legalization as more effective control? Parallels between the end of alcohol prohibition (1927) and the legalization of cannabis (2018) in Ontario, Canada

Int J Drug Policy. 2021 Jul 23;97:103367. doi: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103367. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: In the 1920s, eight of nine Canadian provinces legalized alcohol sales, ending prohibition in favor of government control. Much has been written about the rise and fall of Prohibition in North America, but there is Read more…

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The Effects of Cannabis Use Frequency and Episodic Specificity Training on the Recall of Specific and Rewarding Events

Front Psychiatry. 2021 Jul 7;12:643819. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.643819. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT Background: Growing evidence implicates subjective episodic memory, the retrieval of detailed, integrated, and personally relevant past events, as a marker of cognitive vulnerability in mental disorders. Frequent and problematic cannabis use is associated with deficits in objective episodic memory (verbal Read more…

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The Effects of Cannabis Use Frequency and Episodic Specificity Training on the Recall of Specific and Rewarding Events

Front Psychiatry. 2021 Jul 7;12:643819. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.643819. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT Background: Growing evidence implicates subjective episodic memory, the retrieval of detailed, integrated, and personally relevant past events, as a marker of cognitive vulnerability in mental disorders. Frequent and problematic cannabis use is associated with deficits in objective episodic memory (verbal Read more…

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