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Marijuana risks | THC persists in Breast milk 6 weeks after quitting Cannabis

Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive component of cannabis, remains detectable in breast milk even after weeks of abstinence, new data show.

The estimated half-life of THC in breast milk is 17 days, according to the study results, with a projected time to elimination of more than 6 weeks.

The clinical importance of the remaining THC is up for debate, according to some experts.

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Suicide and Marijuana use | Follow the data, Op-ed

Op-Ed: Are Marijuana Use and Suicide Linked?

— A review of the data show there's cause for alarm

Correlation does not mean causation, but that is why we do research -- to follow correlations in an effort to determine causation. Data linking marijuana use to people with suicidal ideation, attempts, and completed suicides are steadily increasing.

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Prescribing Marijuana

Cannabis and Psychiatry | recommend or not recommend?

Mental Health | Too many questions about cannabis and cannabinoids remain unanswered for mental health clinicians to use them in clinical practice, a panel of researchers told an overflow crowd at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.

The presenters reviewed the medical literature on cannabis and cannabinoids relating to schizophrenia, anxiety disorders including social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other conditions.

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