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Rare Syndrome Has Links to Pot Use

Scripps fellow co-authored paper on rare disorder

Scripps Health gastroenterologist, Dr. Anna Maria Crissien-Martinez on rare disorder linked to marijuana use.

Scripps fellow co-authored paper on rare disorder

On Oct. 3, the U-T San Diego ran a story about a rare disorder linked to marijuana use — cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Dr. Anna Maria Crissien-Martinez, a gastroenterology fellow at Scripps Health who has co-authored a paper on the disorder, was interviewed for the story and said clinicians have noticed an uptick in the number of cases as marijuana use becomes more prevalent and specialty breeding increases the drug’s potency.

To read the full story, visit: Rare Syndrome has Links to Pot Use

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