Survey of Psychiatrists On Medical Cannabis

Psychiatric Times invited psychiatrists to complete a survey about medicinal marijuana and didn’t expect nearly 2200 people to complete that survey in just a few days. The results, reported in the July 2013 issue, reflect the current state of confusion among medical professionals regarding medical cannabis.

Cannabinoids: well-suited candidates for the treatment of perinatal brain injury.

Authors: David Fernández-López, Ignacio Lizasoain, Maria Ángeles Moro, José Martínez-Orgado
Brain Sciences, 10 July 2013

Perinatal brain injury can be induced by a number of different damaging events occurring during or shortly after birth, including neonatal asphyxia, neonatal hypoxia-ischemia and stroke-induced focal ischemia. Typical manifestations of these conditions are the presence of glut…

The impact of marijuana use on glucose, insulin, and insulin resistance among US adults.

Authors: Elizabeth A. Penner, Hannah Buettner, Murray A. Mittleman
The American Journal of Medicine, July 2013

BACKGROUND: There are limited data regarding the relationship between cannabinoids and metabolic processes. Epidemiologic studies have found lower prevalence rates of obesity and diabetes mellitus in marijuana users compared with people who have never used marijuana, suggestin…