The legalization of cannabis in Canada will not be without its complications and there is a lot to consider going forward. Here we look at some of the trickier aspects of a blanket legalization, such as workplace stipulations and roadside testing.
In wake of the legalization of recreational cannabis use in Canada and medicinal cannabis legalization in the UK, the renowned psychiatric research institution leads the way by addressing its own stance on cannabis use.
Following some high-profile cases where children required the use of medicinal cannabis for drug-resistant conditions, Britain has conducted a full-scale review of cannabis classification. Here we look at the significance of this decision and the potential future implications.
The concurrent and lasting effects of adolescent cannabis on important cognitive functions have now been observed and appear to be more pronounced than those observed for alcohol.
The lead author of the related paper commented: “Based on one of the largest brain imaging studies ever done, we can now track common disorders and behaviors that prematurely age the brain."
"As puberty is a critical window of physical growth and development, it is critical to fully understand what impact cannabis consumption can have." Constantine Samaan, associate professor of the Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University.
The overarching goals of this study are to oinvestigate the influence of marijuana on major health outcomes and behavior in persons living with HIV in order to help guide clinical recommendations and identify risk factors for consequences.
Sundial Growers and the University of Saskatchewan have just agreed to investigate the use of cannabis to treat dementia as part of 3 year agreement.