1. Marijuana concentrates spike THC levels but doesn’t boost impairment
Smoking high-potency marijuana concentrates boosts blood levels of THC more than twice as much as smoking conventional weed, but it doesn’t necessarily get you higher, according to a new study of regular users published today by University of Colorado Boulder researchers. (sciencedaily.com)
2.High Potency Cannabis Linked to Anxiety Disorder, More Serious Cannabis Use
Adults who use high potency cannabis are more likely to report problems resulting from cannabis use and anxiety disorder compared with those who use lower potency strains, according to an article published in JAMA Psychiatry.(psychiatryadvisor.com)
3. Gaps in data on marijuana use limit public health response
Better data on marijuana use in the U.S. is needed to support critical public health research, according to a review of relevant surveys conducted by the University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers(medicalxpress.com)
4. Are Painkillers After Childbirth a Prescription for Addiction?
Many women are prescribed opioid painkillers after giving birth, and it may in some cases lead to addiction and overdose, a new study finds. Looking at data on more than 200,000 births in Tennessee, researchers found that nearly all women who had a C-section were prescribed opioid-like oxycodone (OxyContin). The drugs were also prescribed in 59% of vaginal births. (www.usnews.com)
5. Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use
CCSA is the go-to place in Canada for trusted information on COVID-19 and substance use. We have put together a suite of resources from websites and organizations from around the world, as well as publications from our own experts. (www.ccsa.ca)
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