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The Society of Cannabis Clinicians keeps you up-to-date on cannabis in clinical practice, industry trends, and policy critiques.

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The Society of Cannabis Clinicians keeps you up-to-date on cannabis in clinical practice, industry trends, and policy critiques.

The State of Connecticut, Office of the Healthcare Advocate (OHA) is recruiting for a Cannabis Ombudsperson position in Hartford, CT. They are seeking a professional who is familiar with the…

Dr. Shiksha Gallow, one of the Board members of the SCC, was invited as one of the global keynote speakers at the Asia International Hemp and Cannabis Forum in Bangkok,…

Does Cannabis Cause Heart Failure and Stroke? You may have seen the recent headlines about two new studies that found “marijuana use raises risk of heart attack, heart failure and…

Recreational marijuana laws (RMLs) continue to grow in popularity, but the effects on mental health treatment are unclear. This paper uses an event-study within a difference-in-differences framework to study the short-run impact of state RMLs on admissions into mental health treatment facilities. The results indicate that shortly after a state adopts an RML, they experience a decrease in the average number of mental health treatment admissions. The findings are driven by white, Black, and Medicaid-funded admissions and are consistent for both male and female admissions. The results are robust to alternative specifications and sensitivity analysis.

SCC Member, Dave Gordon MD, was recently invited to review a middle school cannabis curriculum. Read below to see how education for this population has evolved since the DARE Program days.

It is with great honor and pride that we share that our SCC Board Member, Dr. Patricia Frye, on the 17th of May 2023, gave the Commencement Ceremony to the…

Explore the different types of plant synergy, herbs that may combine well with cannabis, and the healing properties of botanicals that science will never be able to fully explain.

Dr. Genevieve Newton describes the state of the research on cannabis in the treatment of tic disorders and what her young son’s experience with cannabis has been like.

Current treatments cannot stop or reverse the progression of the Alzhiemer’s disease. Learn how cannabis medicine may be a valid treatment option to alleviate the multitude of complex symptoms associated with this condition.

In an effort to set the record straight on the questionable conclusions presented in a recent cannabis and heart attack risk study, SCC Board Members Sherry Yafai, MD and Patricia C. Frye, MD weigh in with their observations and research evidence.