Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, 20 December 2019
INTRODUCTION: Increased incidence of obesity and excess weight lead to an increased incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Recent evidence indicates a protective effect of cannabis consumption on weight gain and related metabolic alterations in psychosis patie…
Archive for year: 2019
The 2019 IACM conference in Berlin highlighted talks from the top professionals in the field of cannabis science. Christine Milentis reports on the history of cannabis for medical use and the rights of doctors across the globe to prescribe it.
A study published in BMC Family Practice sought to characterize the clinical practice characteristics of medical professionals who recommend cannabis.
Dr. Sarah Mann tells the tale of one of her patients who inspired the shift towards a cannabis integrated practice.
Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, December 2019
BACKGROUND: Peripheral neuropathy can significantly impact the quality of life for those who are affected, as therapies from the current treatment algorithm often fail to deliver adequate symptom relief. There has, however, been an increasing body of evidence for the use of ca…
American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, December 2019
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a nutraceutical endocannabinoid that was retrospectively discovered in egg yolks. Feeding poor children with known streptococcal infections prevented rheumatic fever. Subsequently, it was found to alter the course of influenza. Unfortunately, the…
International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23 November 2019
Endocannabinoid system consists of cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid type 2 (CB2) receptors, their endogenous ligands, and the enzymes responsible for their synthesis and degradation. CB2, to a great extent, and CB1, to a lesser extent, are involved in regulating the im…
Kevin M. Takakuwa, MD and Dr. Dustin Sulak evaluate how US medical professionals received their cannabis medicine training in Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 15 November 2019
Endometriosis affects a large proportion of women during their reproductive years and is associated with pain and infertility, also affecting psychological wellbeing and quality of life. The pathogenesis of the disease remains unclear, although it is believed to be multifactor…
Genester Wilson-King, MD and Dr. Michael Eisenberg are conducting research on cannabis and sexual health at Stanford University. The survey will provide an opportunity for the general public to participate in cannabis research.
The Journal of Pain, 9 November 2019
Use of cannabis to alleviate headache and migraine is relatively common, yet research on its effectiveness remains sparse. We sought to determine whether inhalation of cannabis decreases headache and migraine ratings as well as whether gender, type of cannabis (concentrate vs…
European Journal of Pharmacology, 5 November 2019
The biological effects of endocannabinoid system are mediated by two types of receptors, cannabinoid 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid 2 receptor (CB2). They play a pivotal role in the management of pain, inflammation, cancer, obesity and diabetes mellitus. CB2 receptor activity downreg…