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The Victorian Government is the latest stakeholder to express concern about vaping, saying e-liquids are becoming increasingly more dangerous.
A torrent of #FUD on..
#vape #vaping #eLiquid #nicotine in #Victoria #Australia…
This title is deceptive in that it mentions #eLiquid but then goes on to discuss the components (concentrated #nicotine) used to MAKE e-liquid.
In a regulated, legal market there'd be no need for the latter to be in the homes of #Australians who want to #QuitSmoking via #vaping.
"Minister for Health .@JennyMikakos released data from the Victorian Poisons Information Centre that shows concentrations of #nicotine are getting stronger and the number of child poisonings from e-liquids are increasing."
Caps on maximum strength (in a regulated, legal market).
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1/ #Cannsolve summit with Dr. Ian Mitchell, talking on “a tale of two drugs” aka #THC & #gabapentin
2/ #Gabapentin was made by Park Davis who also made #ketamine and #cocaine
3/ #NIDA only studies drug abuse. In the US #cannabis must come from NIDA. Therefore, we can see challenges in researching the #benefits of #cannabis in US
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Let’s talk about the “oversupply” of Canadian #cannabis ... the central pillar of the bear case against the entire sector.

1. The true Canadian market is huge.

2. In the short-term, access to it is artificially constrained.

Canadian #cannabis “oversupply” caused by three things:

1. Slower than anticipated retail licensing by @GovCanHealth.

2. Competition with pre-existing black market.

3. LPs ramping up production to serve ENTIRE Canada+ market

To be clear, slow roll out of licensed retail by @GovCanHealth is NOT a conspiracy against #cannabis.

Rather, it is a classic example of government not being built to move at the speed of business.

Still, it is a bottleneck.

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The big tragedy of #Zimbabwe is the missed opportunities. Had a farewell drink with a French neighbor and would be farmer who lived here 2 years. Some of his words as he and his family depart for South Africa - a thread.
"When I arrived in Zimbabwe I felt like we would be here forever. I felt safe and welcome and the possibilities for a farmer like me seemed endless. My family like it here, and I was ready to sink roots."
"I am so excited by the #cannabis industry because it is very lucrative but also it provides natural medicine that can help a lot of people. Zimbabwe has the opportunity to very quickly build a $4 billion per year cannabis industry exporting around the world."
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1/ I want to draw your attention to a great #cannabis #business #intelligence report just released from @FreshleafA which is free to download. Disclosure: they’re a past client of mine, but I wouldn’t promote this report if it wasn’t awesome
2/ The best part of this analysis is it’s based on proprietary data taken from the largest chain of cannabis clinics in #Australia. So, although the patient access data I publish is more comprehensive, theirs is more precise. Here are the highlights:
3/ Counting active patients in Australia is diff-i-cult. Freshleaf’s definition is anyone seeing a clinic #doctor, receiving a script or receiving a new or replacement approval. My preferred definition is anyone in possession of an active recommendation but here's their graph
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The 'many faces' of @DavidHammondPhD.
A tweet thread. 1/6
"[@DavidHammondPhD] has shown the research to [@GovCanHealth], but it has not yet been published. He is cautious about the finding and is waiting to see if the same result is found in other studies." 2/6…
⬆️In which David is whispering in the ears of officials over data from a small sample of #vapers/#smokers suggesting a gateway. Information later contradicted by a larger, more robust study - I've yet to hear David make comment on the larger study, bet he won't retract. 3/6
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Hi, I’ll be live-tweeting today’s Chicago Board of Health public meeting. #ChiDocumenters
@ChiDocumenters #publichealth #chicagopublichealth
@CHIdocumenters Dr. Arwady reviews high-level updates from the dept, including an anti-#syphillis campaign, a research study on Chicago maternal mortality (#maternitymatters) that will be released soon, and a new program that will provide assistance to #newmom s at 3 Chicago hospitals.
Dr. Arwady shares info about the new training video aimed at Chicago employees who work with youth, centers a #traumainformed approach to working with them.
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Ca. 4-5 Mio Deutsche konsumieren #Cannabis aus versch. Gründen
Ich bin 1 davon
54 Jahre mit Abi, Studium, 1 Kind, Ehrenamt, Steuerzahler
Ich bin kriminell
weil @cducsubt @spd an einer #Drogenpolitik aus den 30er Jahren festhält +wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse verleugnet
@cducsubt @spd Ich bin austherapiert, habe Genehmigung von MDK und AOK für #Cannabisblüten
Antwort der @ParlaNet @Gruene_SH :
Kein Arzt in SH verschreibt Blüten
Mir wird ein lebenswichtiges Medikament vorenthalten, weil sich nichts bewegt in D.
@cducsubt @spd @ParlaNet @Gruene_SH Marret Bohn hat sich als gesundheitspolitische Sprecherin der Landtagsfraktion Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen in Ihrer Angelegenheit mit der Kassenärztlichen Vereinigung (KVSH) ausgetauscht. Sie hat folgende Informationen erhalten....
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1/7 Everything you ever wanted to know about #patient #access to #medical #cannabis in #Australia in one article. Stoked to have co-written this with Dr Benson from @Lambert_Usyd! And please enjoy these bonus graphs updated with new data :D… @HealthEuropa
2/7 First off, some of you may have already seen me post this a couple of weeks ago, but here are the national figures for SAS-B approvals up to June 2019
3/7 But wait, there's more! We also have updated condition-specific data up to the end of May 2019. Here's the same graph from the article with an additional three months of data
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1/ @LondonNadeau @jennav5 & myself did not ignore or minimize the risks of cannabis in our opinion editorial @drrobbietee @DrCharlEls @tibbop @sudschool @CPA_APC @csam_smca @jonathanstea @eksogenisk @AMC_Signpost @hakique @tomfolanmd @melrod42

*Multi post thread*
2/ We had a limited word count and could not cover additional topics such as youth & evidence for use etc.

Unfortunately @globeandmail @GlobeDebate created a clickbait title here which did not do us justice.
3/ We acknowledged that THC can cause psychosis in certain individuals

Risk factors:
-Heavy THC use
-Daily THC use
-Genetic Predisposition: may account for 69-84% of the link btw cannabis & psychosis

The majority of cannabis users do not experience psychosis/schizophrenia
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In April, I hiked into Shasta-Trinity National Forest with a small group of ecologists and law enforcement, including a National Guard team specializing in weapons of mass destruction. 1/7…
We were going to a trespass grow, an illegal marijuana grow on public land, run by drug trafficking organizations. We weren’t really there because of cannabis, though.
We were there because of carbofuran, an insecticide so powerful that a thimble can kill a 600 pound lion. 2/7
Nine bottles of carbofuran were found at this one grow alone. Like sarin and Vx, carbofuran is a nerve agent, which is why the WMD team was with us. Carbofuran is effectively banned in the United States (though a primary manufacturer of the insecticide is in Philadelphia). 3/7
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1/5 This week, my #SundaySpotlight on #PublicHealth science shines light on a new @JAMA_current study on #marijuana use during pregnancy.
2/5 While researchers caution about potential confounders, their data very much suggest that #cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of preterm birth.
3/5 The findings are particularly concerning since an accompanying study from @NIDAnews & @samhsagov finds that a growing number of U.S. moms-to-be are using #marijuana.
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Ready to officially kick off #CPN2019
.@EVERFI's four areas of comprehensive programming.

I'm always for a good opening joke and @tarawestover delivered! 😂

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This Week In #Cannabis Research: There was a whole lot of Discourse on a subject I'm sure none of us is tired of hearing about - cannabis and psychosis. I'll summarize the juice in this thread 👇🏼
It all started with this paper by Di Forti et al. published in May that found a substantial link between cannabis use and psychotic disorder incidence across Europe and Brazil, and that reported many of these cases were attributable to the cannabis use…
Specifically, from the abstract, Di Forti et al. stated: if high-potency cannabis were no longer available, 12·2% (95% CI 3·0–16·1) of cases of first-episode psychosis could be prevented across the 11 sites, rising to 30·3% (15·2–40·0) in London and 50·3% (27·4–66·0) in Amsterdam
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I hope everyone who can, across the US, does everything they can to signal boost and protect @AOC. The CongressWoman is breaking norms and is therefore an existential threat to unchecked power.

Remember when the 'real ones' would call out injustice - until they got elected?
@RepJimmyPanetta my local congressperson is all about dialogue while refusing to be bold. I remember having a conversation about it with a friend, grousing about 'Jimmy', the friend said Panetta can't do anything because he doesn't have any power - yet.

His dad was #CIA,
Chief of Staff, SecDef, and a beloved congressperson from MoCo.

His mom and dad are multimillionaires who have the Panetta Institute where THE most powerful come and normalize power (I enjoy the lectures though, guilty pleasure)

Their homebase is #Carmel, where absent AG titans
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Un sujet planant. Ou pas ? #thread du mercredi. On l’appelle déjà le nouvel or vert, celui qui sauvera l’agriculture, il fait l’objet de débats infinis et d’annonces fracassantes. Bienvenue dans le monde du #cannabis. Fais tourner.
Le cannabis donc, c’est un des dossiers du prochain Sesame. Lucie Gillot est allé regarder ce qui se passait en France autour des usages thérapeutiques, de la Creuse… Mais ne spoilons pas le papier.
En début de semaine, nous avons publié l’entretien que nous a accordé Emmanuelle Auriol sur l’intérêt de la dépénalisation comme outil d’assèchement de l’économie parallèle qui en tire ses revenus.
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Lifetime risk of getting #melanoma for an American is high. This is particularly true for caucasians. One in 38 white Americans will get skin cancer during their lives. Stats are better for African-Americans at 1:1000, but worse for Latinos with stats showing 1 in 172.
There is a paucity of research on cannabis & cancer. For skin cancers, there are not any clinical trials investigating the question of #cannabis medical efficacy. Rick Simpson was one of the rare patients whose basal cell carcinoma metastasized.…
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THREAD: Yesterday I spoke to Cat Packer, head of the LA Dept of Cannabis Regulation, about the status of LA’s social equity program, which aims to help people from communities targeted by the war on drugs get a leg up in the legal biz. #socialequity #cannabis
There was talk last week about whether LA’s social equity program had been de-funded, or if funds allocated for social equity had gone instead to pay LAPD overtime. Here’s what’s happening as Cat Packer explained it cc @msamandalewis
Packer said that in Nov, DCR requested $2 million for fee deferrals for social equity applicants from an unappropriated balance fund from expected cannabis tax revenue. The @MayorOfLA approved $250K for that, but Packer says it hasn’t hit their account to her knowledge.
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Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®)–Health Professional Version

#Cancer information summary. Overview of the use of #Cannabis and its components as a treatment for people with cancer-related symptoms caused by the disease itself or its treatment.…
#Cannabis #Cannabinoids #Cancer…

No ongoing clinical trials of Cannabis as a treatment for cancer in humans were identified in a PubMed search
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#MDSideNote: As "outside" #cannabis comes in, a natural counter-balancing occurs. Receptors receiving too much “cannabis signal” reduce in number (turning the signal volume down) BUT: “this reduction of CB1-R[eceptor]s in daily users can be reversed with sustained abstinence.”
..But when? #MDByte: One study “no longer detected significant reductions in CB1-Receptors after 2-to-4 weeks of cannabis abstinence.” Another study “no longer detected a statistically significant reduction in CB1R availability in cannabis users after 2 or 28 days of abstinence.”
#MDByte: In another study, “the average time of abstinence []was 4 days when the effect of cannabis on CB1R levels was significant. Thus, the reduction in CB1R availability in cannabis users appears to begin to normalize within a period of 2 days to 2 weeks of abstinence.”
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In response to the recent @NYTimes editorial on cannabis and as a committee member on the @theNASEM #cannabis and #cannabinoids report we did NOT conclude that cannabis causes schizophrenia.

What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know
We found 1) an #association between cannabis use and schizophrenia and 2) an #association between cannabis use and IMPROVED cognitive outcomes in individuals with psychotic disorders (not mentioned in the editorial).
Since the report, we now know that genetic risk for schizophrenia predicts cannabis use, shedding some light on the potential direction of the association between cannabis use and schizophrenia.
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1️⃣ Glossary: Bring your own cannabis #BYOC
Or Cloud ⛅️😎
#patient experience is not scientific by itself
I agree retrospective studies will not be easy
Especially with so many patients buying Street #cannabis
Now #medicalCannabis legalized in some states
Can studies ask?
2️⃣ Are you Using?
Does it Help?
Are you giving blood for research anyway?
Why not screen for levels?
Correlate with Symptom relief?
I have recently had 12/10 to 15/10 pain.
That does quite a number on my well being, mood, sleep, function, relationships. A Silent Scream 😱
3️⃣ Is my brain MRI the only way to monitor my
#MultipleSclerosis ?
Or is a more Comprehensive approach needed?
My Cervical spinal cord was sliced as if by a knife.
Spasms continue, haze in my Optic Nerve persists.
If I Slept better, would that lead to better disease management?
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THREAD: The FAANG-ification of 🇺🇸 #cannabis

There's blood on the streets in #cannabis-land, the latest twist in what's been a turvy year. I could choose from a lot of charts here but chose a global lens and zoomed out to paint the complete picture. Talk about vol. #woof 👇
2/ A few things jump out to me on that chart. The first is the bubble and bust; boy I've seen a few of those in my day. Scary as all hell, all sorts of wealth destruction; never fun. But I also notice the uptrend, which remains in tact. That's sorta a big deal given the vol.
3/ Context matters too. #Cannabis is mind-numbingly a schedule I narcotic-- ILLEGAL. So the growth driving that uptrend has occurred *despite* the best efforts of governments / ruling bodies. Not only is that changing but it will be driven by SCIENCE / EFFICACY / WELLNESS...
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