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 April 30, 2019 
 Cannabis Testing & Analysis 
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 Impact of legalizing cannabis on the opioid crisisImpact of legalizing cannabis on the opioid crisis
Although opioids exhibit impressive analgesic effects against both chronic and acute pain, the increased prescription rate of this class of drugs has been accompanied by an increase in opioid-related mortality. Legislators believe that the passage of cannabis access laws will play a significant role in addressing the ongoing opioid crisis, which claimed 70,000 deaths in the United States in 2017.
   Online cannabis oils contain dangerous amounts of psychoactive THCOnline cannabis oils contain dangerous amounts of psychoactive THC
Although specialist doctors registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) have been allowed to prescribe cannabis-derived medicines since November 2018, a lack of research into their effects is leaving patients open to buying unlicensed products, sometimes containing over 400 times the legal limit of certain key ingredients.
   CBD Oil: Health Benefits and RisksCBD Oil: Health Benefits and Risks
There is a growing interest in CBD as a potential drug in the treatment of a wide spectrum of neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders, including anxiety and epilepsy. However, the psychoactive and therapeutic effects and the mechanisms of action of CBD are not yet fully understood.
 Cannabis, Alcohol and the Epigenome
Cannabis, Alcohol and the EpigenomeIt is well established that specific lifestyle choices, such as smoking and diet, as well as environmental factors or diseases, can modify the epigenome. With the legalization of cannabis in many US states, we explore the epigenetic effects of cannabis, cannabis-derived products, and alcohol.
 Cannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agents
Cannabis users could be more tolerant to anesthesia agentsResearchers from Colorado have found that people who regularly use cannabis are more likely to be tolerant to anesthetic agents and may require higher doses to achieve same effects as non users.
 CBD Quality Control Measures
CBD Quality Control MeasuresFor a long time, it was believed that the psychoactivity of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is one of the primary active ingredients in Cannabis sativa L., inhibited any therapeutic potential of this plant.
 Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs: A Pharmacological Evaluation
Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs: A Pharmacological EvaluationThe abuse of alcohol and other drugs like narcotics, sedatives and stimulants continues to be a major global public health concern. This international crisis is further heightened by the tendency of many users to poly-drug abuse, which is a condition defined as the simultaneous or successive abuse of more than one drug or type of drug by an individual who has dependence on at least one of those drugs.
 Marijuana users weigh less compared to non-users
Marijuana users weigh less compared to non-usersNew evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't. The findings, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies will ultimately gain more weight.

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