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THC – Harmful even at low doses?

first_imgNational Families in Action 25 March 2020Family First Comment: Last week’s issue of The Lancet Psychiatry published a meta-analysis of 15 studies that demonstrate a single dose of THC induces positive (including delusions and hallucinations), negative (such as blunted affect and amotivation), and general (including depression and anxiety) psychiatric symptoms. “These findings highlight the acute risks of cannabis use, which are highly relevant as medical, societal, and political interest in cannabinoids continues to grow,” say the researchers.Last week’s issue of The Lancet Psychiatry published a meta-analysis of 15 studies that demonstrate a single dose of THC induces positive (including delusions and hallucinations), negative (such as blunted affect and amotivation), and general (including depression and anxiety) psychiatric symptoms.CBD does not induce such symptoms, nor does it moderate the effects of THC as is commonly believed.“These findings highlight the acute risks of cannabis use, which are highly relevant as medical, societal, and political interest in cannabinoids continues to grow,” say the researchers. The findings “highlight the potential risks associated with the use of cannabis and other cannabinoids that contain THC for recreational or therapeutic purposes.”This week’s issue contains a commentary which concludes, “There is sufficient evidence to warn people that using THC could increase their risk of developing psychiatric symptoms or even a psychotic illness.”Read “Psychiatric symptoms caused by cannabis constituents: A systematic review and meta-analysis,” (full text) in The Lancet Psychiatry here.Read “THC – Harmful even at low doses?” in this week’s issue here.last_img read more

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Syracuse earns No. 9 seed in ACC tournament and will play Pittsburgh

first_imgAfter Virginia Tech beat Miami on Saturday evening, Syracuse officially locked up the No. 9 seed for the upcoming Atlantic Coast Conference tournament after losing to Florida State on Saturday. The Orange will play eighth-seeded Pittsburgh, who has the same 9-9 conference record as SU but beat Syracuse twice this season.The game will be on Wednesday at noon at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.In the two teams’ first matchup, each’s ACC opener, Pitt ran away down the stretch to the tune of a 72-61 win at the Petersen Events Center. On Feb. 20 at the Carrier Dome, the Panthers again pulled away late for a 66-52 win.Syracuse was dominated on the glass in both games with Pitt holding a combined 38-rebound advantage in the two contests. The winner of Wednesday’s game, a second-round matchup, will draw the league’s No. 1 seed, which will be North Carolina. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 5, 2016 at 6:06 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more