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Singapore Official Criticizes “Medical Marijuana”

‘It’s bunkum’: Shanmugam on pharma claims about cannabis for medical use

Government distinguishes between therapeutic products containing compounds from the plant, and “raw, unprocessed” cannabis, which has harmful effects. (Updated: ) Share this content SINGAPORE: The trend towards accepting cannabis for medical use is driven by the “power of money and propaganda”, Law and Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam told Channel NewsAsia as he charged pharmaceutical companies with hiding their intentions behind a smokescreen.

Contrast Between Germany and U.S.

How Germany Averted An Opioid Crisis

This story also ran on This story can be republished for free ( NBC News. details). KHN correspondent Shefali Luthra reported this article from Germany as a 2019 Arthur F. Burns Fellow. HAMBURG, Germany ― In 2016, 10 times as many Americans as Germans died as a result of drug overdoses, mostly opiates.

 

Canadian Columnist was Right, Her Editors WRONG on Legalizing Weed

Barbara Kay: Pot’s legal. But we may come to regret that

Former head of the Centers for Disease Control, Thomas Frieden, tweet-summarized the report’s conclusions: “way too little known; potential benefits unproven, some serious harms definite, many serious risks possible.”

Canadian Report Reveals Thousands of young people hospitalized due to cannabis and other substance use

A new report says thousands of young people in Canada were hospitalized
last year due to cannabis, alcohol and other substance use, and experts
say the numbers highlight the need for more mental health supports in
the community.

Thousands of young people hospitalized due to cannabis and other substance use, report reveals – CBC News

A new report says thousands of young people in Canada were hospitalized last year due to cannabis, alcohol and other substance use, and experts say the numbers highlight the need for more mental health supports in the community.


Cannabis and psychosis: what do we know and what should we do?

Abstract It is now incontrovertible that heavy use of cannabis increases the risk of psychosis. There is a dose-response relationship and high potency preparations and synthetic cannabinoids carry the greatest risk. It would be wise to await the outcome of the different models of legalisation that are being introduced in North America, before deciding whether or not to follow suit.

Cannabis and psychosis: what do we know and what should we do?

Cannabis is used by approximately 200 million people across the world. The current trend to popularise its medicinal properties, real and imagined, and to decriminalise or legalise it in many countries, is likely to be followed by greater use.

This study replicates exactly what Henquet et al. found back in 2005 for the amount of use where you begin to see a rise in risk – 5 times of use.

Teenage pot smokers are risking mental illnesses in later life

On an afternoon I occasionally walk with my granddaughter in a ­London park where teens gather after school, and the smell of pot is unescapable. It’s more pungent than I remember and I presume stronger, possibly super skunk , which is flooding the UK.

“They may be infrequent and thus not problematic for the adolescent, (but) when these experiences are reported continuously, year after year, then there’s an increased risk of a first psychotic episode or another psychiatric condition.”

Marijuana is thought to cause psychosis-like experiences by increasing a user’s risk of depression.

See Study Adolescent Cannabis Use and Risk of Psychosis

Doctors Dispute Notion that Marijuana Solves Opioid Crisis

Easing access to marijuana is not a way to solve the opioid epidemic

he take-home message from research published last week in JAMA Internal Medicine – let’s liberalize access to marijuana as a way to address the raging opioid epidemic – captured the public imagination. We disagree. Supporting medical or recreational marijuana as an alternative to opioids for conditions like chronic pain is a bad idea, especially for America’s youths.

Marijuana Induced Psychosis Causes Man with No Criminal Record to Attack Strangers

Marijuana-induced psychosis behind Toronto lawyer’s bat attack, judge rules

As the federal government prepares to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, an Ontario judge has ruled that cannabis-induced psychosis led a man to a seemingly hate-filled attack on a family, in what appears to be the first case of its kind in Canadian criminal courts.

Two ER physicians from both CO and CA present marijuana harms at SAM Summit

Top Doctor Warns of a Psychosis, Paranoid Delusions and a Superskunk Schizophrenia Timebomb

Superskunk schizophrenia timebomb

Britain could set off a schizophrenia timebomb if it ignores the dangers of super-strength ‘skunk’ cannabis, one of the UK’s most eminent psychiatrists warns today. Strong evidence now shows that smoking potent forms of the Class B drug increases the chance of psychosis, paranoid delusions and schizophrenia.