Marijuana and Alcohol Increase Odds of a Fatal Car Crash

Combining alcohol consumption with marijuana can increase the chances of a fatal vehicle crash nearly five-fold when compared to drivers who used neither substance. In a study published in the journal Annals of Epidemiology, researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, determined that drivers who caused fatal crashes were much more likely than blameless drivers to test positive for alcohol, marijuana, or both substances. You can read more about this study here: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_166626.html.

Aylesbury Press publishes Medical Cannabis: What Clinicians Need to Know and Why by Gregory Smith, MD, MPH. Copies can be ordered at www.aylesburypress.com.

Cannabis and Gum Disease

Cannabis Smoking and Gum Disease

Frequent cannabis smokers may be at an increased risk for periodontal disease. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Periodontology, frequent recreational cannabis users were more likely to have signs of moderate to severe gum disease than less-frequent users. Users of both medical and recreational cannabis should be aware of the impact that any form of cannabis can have on the health of their gums. You can read more about this study here: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_166148.html.

Aylesbury Press publishes Medical Cannabis: What Clinicians Need to Know and Why by Gregory Smith, MD, MPH. Copies can be ordered at www.aylesburypress.com.