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Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults
06/01/2021

An analysis of survey data from more than 280,000 young adults ages 18-35 showed that cannabis (marijuana) use was associated with increased risks of thoughts of suicide (suicidal ideation), suicide plan, and suicide attempt. These associations remained regardless of whether someone was also experiencing depression, and the risks were greater for women than for men.
“Suicide is a leading cause of death among young adults in the United States, and the findings of this study offer important information that may help us reduce this risk,”


youth, suicide, NIH, study, Research
Johnnys Ambassadors- Suicide
01/14/2021

suicide, Johnnys Ambassadors
2020 Feb- Marijuana Update Florida
02/24/2020

The real cost in legalizing marijuana can be counted by the lives impacted- addiction, vaping, dispensing, traffic deaths, suicides, overdoses, … 
 


Colorado, suicide, addiction, Florida, Brain
Suicide Counts Map by County
11/05/2019

While the total number of suicides is accurate (1,145), the number of toxicology results is likely higher than 888 – it’s just difficult/impossible for the state to obtain all the available toxicology results. For these reasons, an exact percentage of suicides with toxicology results can’t be calculated.

 


suicide, Colorado
The Rate Of Teen Suicide In Colorado Increased By 58%
10/18/2019

In the past three years, teen suicide in Colorado rose from 12.9 to 20.4 deaths per 100,000 adolescents ages 15-19, according to the report. Overall, that rate put Colorado as the sixth worst state.
Nationally, the teen suicide rate is up 25 percent. Colorado's 2019 rate is nearly double that nationwide, 20.4 compared to 10.5


Colorado, suicide, Teens
Interactive effects of PTSD and substance use on suicidal ideation and behavior in military personnel
09/18/2019

At high, but not low levels of PTSD symptoms, more days using marijuana predicted increased PTSD symptoms over time and the likelihood of suicidal behavior.
Conclusions
Results suggest marijuana, especially for military personnel experiencing elevated PTSD symptoms may negatively impact suicidal thoughts and behavior. 


PTSD, suicide, Military, Veterans
Legalized Cannabis in Colorado Emergency Departments: A Cautionary Review of Negative Health and Safety Effects
07/24/2019

Cannabis legalization has led to significant health consequences, particularly to patients in emergency departments and hospitals in Colorado. The most concerning include psychosis, suicide, and other substance abuse. Deleterious effects on the brain include decrements in complex decision-making, which may not be reversible with abstinence.

ED and urgent care (UC) visits with cannabis-associated International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes or positive urine drug screens for teenagers and young adults have increased since legalization, and the majority require behavioral health evaluation. A subsequent retrospective review by Wang et al. from 2005–2015 identified 4202 such visits for patients 13 to <21 years old to a tertiary-care children’s hospital system. Behavioral health evaluation was obtained for 2813 (67%) and a psychiatric diagnosis was made for the majority (71%) of the visits. 


Colorado, ncbi, suicide
Effects of Marijuana on Mental Health
02/03/2018

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2. Marijuana classification... CESAR


mental health, depression, anxiety, impaired, Psychosis, suicide, Drug Free America
LETTERS: Marijuana's impact on developing brain;
01/31/2018

Over time, the substance most often found in completed teen suicides is marijuana. Most of these suicides have toxicology results available. It is unclear as to why marijuana is most often present.


Colorado, Teen, suicide, Finn
Cannabis use disorder and suicide attempts in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans
03/01/2017

This study of 3,233 veterans in a cross-sectional, multi-site study by the VA found that cannabis use disorder (CUD) was significantly associated with both current suicidal ideation and lifetime suicide attempts compared to veterans with no lifetime history of CUD.


Veterans, suicide, science direct
Marijuana Intoxication Blamed In More Deaths, Injuries
05/18/2015

Daniel Juarez, an 18-year-old from Brighton, died Sept. 26, 2012 after stabbing himself 20 times. In an autopsy report that had never been made public before, but was obtained by CBS4, his THC level — the active ingredient in marijuana — was measured at 38.2 nanograms. In Colorado, anything over 5 nanograms is considered impaired for driving.


Death, Intoxication, suicide, Colorado-0
Toxicology report released following Keystone marijuana suicide
04/02/2015

The toxicology report showed that Goodman had THC in his system, but not at a level considered legally impaired. Edibles are a bit more dangerous just because they do have a longer absorption period and a slower drop than smoking," said Breckenridge Police detective Caitlin Kontak.


Colorado, suicide
Teens who Smoke Cannabis Daily 'Seven Times More Likely to Commit Suicide'
09/12/2014

Teenagers who start smoking cannabis daily before the age of 17 are seven times more likely to commit suicide, a study has found.


youth, suicide
Study: Teens who smoke weed daily are 60% less likely to complete high school than those who never use
09/12/2014

Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily are over 60 percent less likely to complete high school than those who never use. They're also 60 percent less likely to graduate college and seven times more likely to attempt suicide.


youth, dropout, high school, addiction, suicide
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