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Use of Prescription Pain Medications Among Medical Cannabis Patients

In 2015, researchers at the University of Michigan published the first systematic comparison among medical cannabis users who use and do not use prescription pain medications (PPMs). PPM users and nonusers did not exhibit any difference in either lifetime or past-3-month use of other drugs, including cocaine, sedatives, street opioids, and amphetamines. PPM users rated […]
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Use of Prescription Pain Medications Among Medical Cannabis Patients
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Treating Adult ADHD with Cannabis

The medical certificates of 30 patients with adult ADHD, who were granted approval by the German Health Ministry to use cannabis flowers between 2012 and 2014, were analysed with regard to course of disease, previous treatment efforts, and effects of self-medication with cannabis or therapy with cannabis-based medications. For adult patients with ADHD, who experience […]
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Treating Adult ADHD with Cannabis
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Cannabinoids and Epilepsy

A study recently published in Neurotherapeutics by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine reviews scientific evidence from pre-clinical and clinical trials of cannabinoids in epilepsy, which suggest that CBD avoids the psychoactive effects of the endocannabinoid system to provide a well-tolerated, promising therapeutic for the treatment of seizures. However, with many questions […]
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Cannabinoids and Epilepsy
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Marijuana Use in Epilepsy: The Myth and the Reality

Researchers at Yale University published this review in Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports in 2015 with the goal of addressing the most important questions a clinician may have regarding the use of marijuana in epilepsy. They review data for the anticonvulsant properties of the different cannabinoids, mainly tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) and explore the […]
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Marijuana Use in Epilepsy: The Myth and the Reality
Physicians and Allied Professionals Employing Medical Cannabis in Patient Care