DOCTORS EDUCATING ON CANNABIS (MARIJUANA)
IASIC is an organization of international experts on cannabis who are guided by medicine and science to provide accurate and honest information that guides decision-making. We recognize that the use of cannabis is potentially harmful, and that policies or practices which enhance or increase the use of cannabis risk serious medical and social consequences.
IASIC, the International Academy on the Science and Impact of Cannabis, is a medical organization of doctors who educate on marijuana based on the scientific and medical literature. IASIC is a non-partisan and non-political group created to facilitate informed decisions when considering cannabis policy and law.
It is our conclusion, based on review of the scientific evidence, that public health effects of high potency cannabis are harmful. These growing negative impacts further strain health care and addiction treatment resources to an extent that far surpasses taxation revenues.
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Thousands of peer reviewed medical articles have been published on the harms of cannabis and marijuana. Reviews of the medical benefits of cannabis published in highly ranked journals reveal limited benefits for a few conditions, and generally do not consider long-term consequences to individuals, families, communities, and healthcare systems.
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The extensive and growing research on the harms of cannabis use can be overwhelming. To help get you started, the doctors who volunteer for IASIC suggest the following top 5 medical resources on the health risks of marijuana (THC).
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Pediatric Edible Cannabis Exposures and Acute Toxicity: 2017–2021 This study evaluates trends in pediatric cannabis edible ingestions in children younger than age 6 years.
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Are Marijuana Use and Suicide Linked? — A review of the data show there’s cause for alarm. The extensive and growing research on the harms of cannabis use can be overwhelming. To help get you started, the doctors who volunteer for IASIC suggest the following top 5 medical resources on the health risks of marijuana (THC).
View all the resources at https://iasic1.net/risks-suicide/
Why Limits on Cannabis THC Potency are Necessary: Research indicates seven increased risks create compelling reasons to limit high-potency THC.
Cannabis has been used for thousands of years for a variety of reported medical purposes. While the data on cannabis use in medical conditions is well studied, however, its benefit remains unproven and conflicting.
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Statutes that allow the recommendation of medical marijuana present a real malpractice risk to physicians and medical providers. Despite a rapidly growing medical and recreational marijuana industry, there has been no definition of a standard of care for the use and recommendation of marijuana for medicinal purposes.
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The growing accessibility and legalization of marijuana in the United States make it crucial to address public health concerns associated with its use. To ensure the well-being of Americans and enable informed decisions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should require warning labels on marijuana products, as it did for tobacco. There is a compelling case for implementing warning labels on cannabis products to protect public health.
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Accurate science-based warnings on marijuana/THC and in advertisements should be available to the public.
The marijuana/THC now in use is not the cannabis of the 1960s, the 1970s, the 1980s or the 1990s. THC levels at that time were 4% or less. Currently used products are 5 to 20 times more potent. The science is settled that marijuana/THC causes a cluster of well-documented harms: psychosis, impaired driving, addiction, suicide, uncontrollable vomiting and harm to fetuses and nursing infants and now also cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and lung injury.
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Potency and Toxicity: The Escalating Threat of Marijuana
In our professional opinions, the increasing potency of marijuana poses a significant threat to public health, necessitating a cautious approach in its classification and regulation. No other drug with such a spectrum of problems has been considered for rescheduling to a lower CSA schedule.
Read the full article https://iasic1.net/why-rescheduling-cannabis-is-a-dangerous-idea/
Articles published on The Hill
- Doctors Warn: Marijuana/THC Can Cause Serious Health Risks
- Doctors Warn No Protection Against Marijuana Child Poisoning
- Doctors Warn of Increased Risk of Suicide from Marijuana Use
- High-Potency THC Limits? Doctors Warn 7 Reasons Why Federal Limits are Necessary
- Legal Marijuana Will NOT Help the Drug Overdose Epidemic
- Medical Marijuana: Patients are Without a Standard of Care
- Why Cannabis Health Warnings Are Necessary: Americans Deserve More
- Cannabis Warning Labels are Necessary: America Deserves More
- Why Rescheduling Cannabis is a Dangerous Idea
Visit the IASIC Library to view the extensive and growing research on the harms of cannabis use, translated for public understanding.
IASIC, The International Association on the Science and Impact of Cannabis, hopes lawmakers and voters will follow the science and promote public health.
IASIC is a non-partisan and non-political group created to facilitate informed decisions when considering cannabis policy and law.