Blog 2022-07-22T08:49:31+00:00

The #RdRcannabis blog

Fact or fiction: is there such a thing as a cannabis overdose?

Part of the controversy on this issue is likely to stem from a misunderstanding of terminology. So first of all we need to define what exactly is meant by “overdose”. If it is interpreted to mean a set of acute adverse health consequences of taking too much cannabis, then it does occur, and indeed most users will have experienced it at some point in their lives. By contrast, if an overdose is seen as an episode that can result in death from poisoning, then no, this is not the case.
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Vaporize it! An alternative to burning and nicotine

Everyone knows that cannabis use can pose health risks for the smoker. However, less well known is the method of use which can greatly mitigate a large part of this potential harm while also affording an enhanced user experience: vaporisation, which is unanimously rated by both users and research as the safest and most efficient strategy for harm reduction and pleasure management associated with cannabis use.
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Cutting down on your cannabis use

Responsible consumption is a contentious issue. Responsibility is a value that would seem to be an indicator of maturity. And maturity, in this case, has nothing to do with age. There are some very mature children and some extremely childish adults. This picture can be extrapolated to psychoactive substance use.
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Cannabis use in the workplace

Using cannabis is part of the daily life of a significant percentage of the population. In Catalonia, some 200,000 people consume it on a regular basis. The reasons for using cannabis are many and varied: to unwind, to forget, to get its therapeutic properties, to be inspired and so on. Consumption habits may sometimes mean that cannabis use and its effects become a staple part of someone’s life, i.e., they smoke almost all the time and in almost all social settings. And of course also at work. In addition to being an indicator of prolonged use over time, smoking at work can also bring with it a number of risks. Obviously, not all jobs are the same and not all usage is accompanied by the same hazards. Let’s have a look.
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Cannabis edibles

Food. What a pleasure. How most of us love to eat. Eating is a basic necessity for survival. We have to eat several times a day to stay healthy. And of course, cannabis culture has also led to the evolution of cannabis cuisine. Not surprisingly, in the states of the United States where cannabis is legal there is a thriving industry engaged in marketing food products which contain the main psychoactive substances in cannabis. You would be amazed at how many ingestible products containing cannabis are marketed.
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Cannabis and the law: Ignorantia juris non excusat

There is a legal principle which says that ignorance of the law is no excuse. Translated from Latin, we might render it as: ‘not knowing what the law is does not exempt you from complying with it’. Seen in a positive light, this tells us that information is essential to make the right decisions.
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Cannabis and driving: controversy rages on

It is well known that the time taken to flush the remains (metabolites) of cannabis from the body of the person who has used it is much longer than for any other substance detectable in a check (alcohol, amphetamines, benzodiazepines, cocaine, MDMA, methamphetamine, and opiates). While alcohol disappears from the body within a few hours and stimulants take three to four days, some people test positive for cannabis up to three weeks after their last use. Continue reading