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Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-6488

Samantha A Gnanasegaram

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    Author(s): Cornel N Stanciu, Samantha A Gnanasegaram and Peter P GanpatCornel N Stanciu, Samantha A Gnanasegaram and Peter P Ganpat

    Cannabis use is on the rise with higher and higher potencies of marijuana being cultivated. Current legislatures make it easier, and legal, for users to use, especially around nonusers. When such second-hand smoke occurs in poorly ventilated confinements, nonusers may inhale some of the smoke, resulting in absorption of cannabinoids. Some degree of intoxication may occur but most importantly, detectable levels of the drug in blood and urine. Often screening is used by employers, law enforcement agencies, physicians and substance abuse providers. Clinicians hence need to be mindful of such factors when patients deny use despite positive tests. Here we review available evidence, with emphasis on current data based on today’s trends. Clinical background: “I have not smoked marijuana since before I was drafted” 23 year-old NFL player Josh Gordo.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000284

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