Cannabis

Perinatal Marijuana Use and the Developing Child

Lauren M. Jansson, MD1; Chloe J. Jordan, PhD2; Martha L. Velez, MD1 JAMA. Published online July 16, 2018. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.8401  Increasing public attention has recently been paid to the opioid epidemic and attendant effects on prenatally exposed infants and children. 1Current literature has emerged proposing marijuana as a safe alternative to opioids in addressing pain 2 and… Read More »Perinatal Marijuana Use and the Developing Child

THC exposure of human iPSC neurons impacts genes associated with neuropsychiatric disorders

Translational Psychiatry volume 8, Article number: 89 (2018)  Abstract  There is a strong association between cannabis use and schizophrenia but the underlying cellular links are poorly understood. Neurons derived from human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) offer a platform for investigating both baseline and dynamic changes in… Read More »THC exposure of human iPSC neurons impacts genes associated with neuropsychiatric disorders

THC exposure of human iPSC neurons impacts genes associated with neuropsychiatric disorders

There is a strong association between cannabis use and schizophrenia but the underlying cellular links are poorly understood. Neurons derived from human-induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) offer a platform for investigating both baseline and dynamic changes in human neural cells. Here, we exposed neurons derived… Read More »THC exposure of human iPSC neurons impacts genes associated with neuropsychiatric disorders

Driving Stoned

Cannabis is now the most frequently detected illicit drug in drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes. Experimental research and epidemiological data have demonstrated psychomotor impairment associated with THC intoxication and quantified impairment with heightened risk of motor vehicle fatalities. Experimental laboratory studies have repeatedly demonstrated… Read More »Driving Stoned