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ADDICTION MEDICINE EDUCATIONAL SERIES WORKBOOK
STEVEN KIPNIS, MD, FACP, FASAM
ROBERT KILLAR, CASAC
COUNSELOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
KAITLYN PICKFORD, MA
FELLOW – CENTER FOR WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
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Sumo wrestler with hemp belt which is part of the ritual to cleanse the ring prior to a match
*The Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) is a public health surveillance system that monitors drug-related hospital emergency department visits and drug-related deaths to track the impact of drug use, misuse and abuse in the U.S.
60 cannabinoids have been isolated from the hemp plant and there are naturally occurring cannabinoids in most species called endocannabinoids, in a similar fashion as endorphins (opiates) have been found.
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A SPECT scan showing the underside of the brain with area that is showing no activity
Cannabis use in the adolescent is highly correlated with subsequent alcohol use.
Dried cannabis buds
Pieces of Hash
inside of rolling papers
Desired effects of the user
All are dose-related
Cannabis and Motor Function: fMRI Changes Following 28 Days of Discontinuation
Source: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology Volume 16, Issue, Feb. 2008, Pages 22-32.
Evidence of brain damage is equivocal in the chronic user
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Source: Fergusson, David M.; Boden, Joseph M.; Addiction Volume 103, Number 6, June 2008 , pp. 969-976(8).
Reference:Eubanks, L.M., et al. (2006) A Molecular Link between the Active Component of Marijuana and Alzheimer's Disease Pathology. Molecular Pharmaceutics
12 STATES HAVE LEGISLATION JUSTIFYING MARIJUANA USE FOR MEDICINAL PURPOSES
California Proposition 215
Washington State Ballot Initiative 692 November 1998
Oregon Measure 67 December 1998
Hawaii Senate Bill 862 December 2000
Maine Citizen Initiative Question 2 December 1999
Alaska Ballot Measure 8
Colorado General Election Amendment 20
Nevada Referendum Question 9 –
Vermont Senate Bill
New Mexico Senate Bill 523
Rhode Island Senate Bill 70
ARIZONA AND MARYLAND HAVE CREATED LAWS THAT DO NOT OUTRIGHT PERMIT THE USE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA
THE FEDEAL GOVERNMENT DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THE MEDICINAL USE OF MARIJUANA
A.4867B - THE NYS MEDICAL MARIJUANA BILL IS IN REVIEW IN THE NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY. IT DOES NOT HAVE A “SAME AS” BILL IN THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE AT THIS TIME