Plenary 6: The Impact of Cannabis on Public Health - Slides
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Good morning, everyone. I'm John Samet, the Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health. Welcome to Colorado. When you think about Colorado, I think about mountains, the beauty
of the state, what we have done here in public health, the growth of medicine and public
health in the state, our good record on population health, but our challenges. Many people, when
they think about Colorado, perhaps cannabis comes to mind. We were pioneers in the legalization
of cannabis. And for those of you who have wandered the streets of downtown Denver and perhaps gone to the 16th Street Mall, you may have noticed the rather ubiquitous odor
of marijuana smoke in the air and perhaps also the widespread presence of dispensaries. This was a convenient meeting for me. I have a condo about 10 blocks that way right by
Union Station with dispensaries to the left and right. This is an important issue for the state and for all of us, which is why this is an important session. There's a great
deal going on and we're going to plunge into some of these issues. We're missing one speaker today, Tom Marcotte, who couldn't make it, so we'll have ample time for a dialogue about
these issues. After our presentations, we hope that you'll bring your questions forward. We're not a large group now and we'll have an opportunity, I think, to really talk.
With that, let me introduce our panelists. First, Gillian Shower. Dr. Shower is the Executive
Video Summary
The first summary discusses a scoping review conducted by researchers on the health effects of high-potency THC marijuana. The review aims to compile and synthesize evidence on the physical and mental health effects of high-potency marijuana, identify research gaps, and provide recommendations. The research team utilized a comprehensive search across various databases and identified 489 observational and randomized control trials that potentially met the inclusion criteria. The preliminary data reveals that most studies were conducted by academic authors, with fewer affiliations from government or industry. Conflicts of interest and study funding were also assessed. The scoping review will offer an overview of the literature, identify future research directions, and address knowledge gaps. The project aims to inform policy-making and public education on cannabis use, focusing on high-potency products. The researchers collaborate with a science review committee to ensure independence and unbiased findings. Ultimately, the findings from this review will enhance understanding of the health effects of high-potency marijuana and guide public health interventions and regulations for public safety.

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Asset Subtitle
Speaker audio with slides
scoping review
health effects
high-potency THC marijuana
physical health
mental health
research gaps
observational trials
randomized control trials
academic authors
government affiliations
industry affiliations
public education
cannabis use
vibrant culture

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