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Despite widespread use of the drug around the world and increasing moves to legalise its sale for recreational consumption, standard units - which have been commonplace for alcohol for many years - have never been adopted in health guidelines for cannabis.
 
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 Pittcon 2020 Plenary Lecture announced
 
Pittcon 2020 Plenary Lecture announcedPittcon is pleased to announce Dr. Ziva Cooper as the 2020 Plenary Lecturer. Dr. Cooper’s lecture is entitled Cannabis Constituents as Novel Strategies to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic. The topic’s significance is reinforced by recent advancements in cannabis legislation in many U.S. states, including similar legislation in Illinois. Moreover, the topic addresses America’s growing opioid crisis as it relates to cannabis-related research.
 
 
 Can Cannabis Use Alter Sperm DNA?
 
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 Hemp Oil Extraction: A Comparison of Extraction Processes
 
Hemp Oil Extraction: A Comparison of Extraction ProcessesHemp (Cannabis sativa) seed oil is instrumental in the oil, food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and fibers industries. Extraction of oil is varied, and the processes are limited in their efficiencies. A group from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee have carried out a comparative investigation of different extraction processes to determine the most appropriately suited for scale – as is required for commercial production.
 
 
 A Failed Cannabis Hair Test - How Topical Application Results in Cannabinoid Incorporation
 
A Failed Cannabis Hair Test - How Topical Application Results in Cannabinoid IncorporationA team based at the University of Bournemouth have determined that topical application of is cannabis can result in cannabinoid incorporation – in the hair follicle. Through analysis of hair from 10 volunteers undergoing a 6-weeks topical treatment with commercially available hemp oi, the team determined that incorporation occurred in 89%, with three of the major constituents detectable in 33% of volunteers.
 
 
 Pharmacokinetics of Cannabis and its Secondary Metabolites
 
Pharmacokinetics of Cannabis and its Secondary MetabolitesOnce Cannabis enters the body, it undergoes a variety of different biological pathways that allow for its therapeutic effects to arise. In order to gain a better understanding as to how Cannabis can be efficiently used for medicinal purposes, it is imperative to investigate its pharmacokinetic properties following consumption.
 
 
 The Potential Advantages of Patient-Directed Cannabis Therapy
 
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 Smoking cannabis increases testicular cancer risk
 
Smoking cannabis increases testicular cancer riskMen who regularly smoke cannabis increase their risk of developing testicular cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). A team of researchers in the United States found a link between long-term use of cannabis and the development of testicular germ cell tumors.