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August 12, 2020

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A common adverse effect of chronic recreational marijuana use is cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. In fact, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a near daily diagnosis in many Canadian emergency departments. Anecdotal evidence…
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August 11, 2020

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Cannabinoid receptors have been located in the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system, as well as on immune cells. Have cannabinoid receptors been isolated in reproductive tissues/cells? In…
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August 10, 2020

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What are K2 and Spice? K2 and Spice are synthetic cannabinoid "designer drugs" that are intended to mimic the effects of THC. These synthetic cannabinoids are sold as “herbal incense”…
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August 9, 2020

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Respiratory depression is associated with the overdose of opioids or benzodiazepines. Is respiratory depression associated with an overdose of cannabinoids? Why or why not? Respiratory depression is not associated with…
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August 8, 2020

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As of January 2020, how many Americans were using marijuana-based products for medicinal purposes? It has been estimated that more than 2 million Americans use marijuana for medical reasons. Some…
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August 7, 2020

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Cannabinoids are metabolized by many of the same cytochrome P450 enzymes as warfarin, including CYP3A4, CYP2C9, and CYP2C19. THC, CBD and CBN can inhibit the CYP2C9-mediated hydroxylation of warfarin, and…
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August 6, 2020

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CBD is a CB1 antagonist and a negative allosteric modulator at CB2. Does CBD interact with receptors other than CB1 or CB2? Yes. CBD has cannabinoid receptor-independent properties. For example,…
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August 5, 2020

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Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout various parts of the CNS, including the basal ganglia, hippocampus, cerebellum and cerebral cortex, and in the peripheral nervous system. Also, CB2 receptors are located…
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August 4, 2020

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Methadone, morphine and heroin are all narcotics. Do they all have a similar chemical structure? No. Morphine and heroin (which is derived from morphine) have a similar structure. Methadone, which…
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August 3, 2020

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Is the analgesic potency of hydromorphone more or less than the potency of morphine? Hydromorphone is (2 to 8 times) more potent than morphine but not as potent as fentanyl.…