HOW MARIJUANA ACCELERATES GROWTH OF HPV-RELATED HEAD & NECK CANCER IDENTIFIED

By Yadira Galindo, UC San Diego Health, January 2020

“University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified the molecular mechanism activated by the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the ingredient that causes people to feel the euphoria or “high” associated with cannabis — in the bloodstream that accelerates cancer growth in patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.”

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TEEN MARIJUANA VAPING SOARS, DISPLACING OTHER HABITS

By Matt Richtel, The New York Times, December 2019

“Teenagers are drinking less alcohol, smoking fewer cigarettes and trying fewer hard drugs, new federal survey data shows. But these public health gains have been offset by a sharp increase in vaping of marijuana and nicotine.”


THE DOCTOR IS IN: ANSWERING YOUR MARIJUANA QUESTIONS

VIDEO: By U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

The Nation’s Doctor, VADM Jerome M. Adams, M.D., answers top questions about marijuana. The U.S. Surgeon General addresses marijuana-related questions he often receives including those related to the chemical composition and potency of today’s marijuana, associated risks, and what parents and teachers can say to young people about marijuana.

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FOR POT USERS, A CRINGE-INDUCING SIDE EFFECT

By Naomi Martin, The Boston Globe, November 2019

“Since recreational marijuana became legal in Massachusetts three years ago, hospitals have noticed more cases of a rare illness afflicting a small portion of heavy cannabis consumers.”

“The condition, called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, can be horrific for patients, causing intense abdominal pain, nausea, and days-long vomiting episodes that are strangely relieved by hot showers or baths. The illness can be cured by quitting pot.”


CBS NEWS INVESTIGATES THE THC VAPING INDUSTRY’S BOOMING BLACK MARKET

By CBS News


ONE MORE NONO BEFORE SURGERY: POT

The Boston Globe, September 2019

“Patients planning to go under the knife have long heard that they should avoid eating or drinking for several hours before the surgery, but now doctors have another directive: No marijuana.”


US SURGEON GENERAL PRESENTS MARIJUANA ADVISORY IN NATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE

CADCA, August 2019

“This morning, for the first time in 37 years, United States Surgeon General Jerome M. Adamsissued a Surgeon General’s Advisory on marijuana, becoming the first Surgeon General to do so since former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop’s in 1982.”