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Driving & THC

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“[T]he degree of impairment resulting from recent cannabisinfo-icon use is difficult to distinguish from other conditions such as advancing age or use of certain medications,” according to a review in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. It begs the question of why cannabis should be treated differently.

DARE Redux

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California researchers tried to threaten and belittle middle-schoolers into fearing cannabis. Not only does the tactic not work, and it can increase chances of risky behavior to more dangerous drugs.

Transplant Among Cannabis Users

CBD for organ transplants

Candidates for organ transplant are thoroughly screened, and illicit substance use is usually disqualifying. But cannabis is well established as a medicine (as it has been for millennia) and should not prevent patients from receiving a necessary transplant. Doctors at a pediatric hospital in Delaware recently described the thought process around allowing or prohibiting cannabis use.