Adding medical cannabis to standard analgesic treatment for fibromyalgia: a prospective observational study.

Authors: Valeria Giorgi, Sara Bongiovanni, Fabiola Atzeni, Daniela Marotto, et al
Clinical and experimental rheumatology, January-February 2020

OBJECTIVES: To assess any clinical improvement attributable to the addition of medical cannabis treatment (MCT) to the stable (>3 months) standard analgesic treatment of fibromyalgia (FM) patients, the retention rate and any changes in the concomitant analgesic treatment over …

The use of cannabis for Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG).

Authors: Gideon Koren, Rana Cohen
Journal of Cannabis Research, 30 January 2020

Background: Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) responds only partially to standard antiemetic medications. Cannabis has been known to possess antiemetic effects and there are several medicinal cannabinoids used as anti -emetics for cancer chemotherapy. Its favorable use for HG has be…

Comparison of Efficacy of Cannabinoids versus Commercial Oral Care Products in Reducing Bacterial Content from Dental Plaque: A Preliminary Observation.

Authors: Veronica Stahl, Kumar Vasudevan
Cureus, 29 January 2020

Background Dental plaque is a complex biofilm that gets formed on the teeth and acts as a reservoir of different microbes. It is the root cause for the occurrence of several dental problems and diseases, including cavities, bad breath, bleeding gums, tooth decay, and tooth los…

The Impact of Medical Cannabis on Intermittent and Chronic Opioid Users with Back Pain: How Cannabis Diminished Prescription Opioid Usage

A long-term observational stud found cannabis worked as an alternative to prescription opioids in over half of patients with low back pain and an be an adjunct therap to diminish chronic opioid use for some people.

Report from House of Representatives Hearing “Cannabis Policy – For The New Decade”

Dr. Patricia Frye summarizes a cannabis policy hearing at the House of Representatives. Dr. Frye saw strong bipartisan support for decreasing the barriers to research on cannabis medicine.

Cannabinoids Promote Progression of HPV-Positive Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma via p38 MAPK Activation.

Authors: Chao Liu, Sayed H. Sadat, Koji Ebisumoto, Akihiro Sakai, Bharat A. Panuganti, Shuling Ren, et al
Clinical Cancer Research, 13 January 2020

PURPOSE: Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is associated with daily marijuana use and is also increasing in parallel with increased marijuana use in the United States. Our study is designed to define the interaction between cannab…

Update on the Vape Pen Crisis: Considerations for Healthcare Professionals

The SCC sent a poll to its membership to gauge how those within the organization were approaching the pen pen issue and EVALI. Learn more about their recommendations and considerations.

Use of cannabinoids in cancer patients: A Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) clinical practice statement.

Authors: B. Whitcomb, C. Lutman, M. Pearl, E. Medlin, E. Prendergast, K. Robison, W. Burke
Gynecologic Oncology, 10 January 2020

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) affect the human endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids reduce chemotherapy induced nausea or vomiting (CINV) and neuropathic pain. Each state has its own regulations for medical and recreational cannabis use. Ef…

Medical students are unprepared to counsel patients about medical cannabis and want to learn more.

Authors: Abraham Benavides, Nicholas Gregorio, Puneet Gupta, Mikhail Kogan
Complementary Therapies in Medicine, January 2020

Introduction: Over-the-counter and prescribed medical cannabis products are used by patients for various conditions including psychiatric disorders, pain management, and other neurodegenerative conditions.1 Despite this growing public interest and increasing legal availability…

Cannabinoids and the expanded endocannabinoid system in neurological disorders.

Authors: Luigia Cristino, Tiziana Bisogno, Vincenzo Di Marzo
Nature Reviews Neurology, January 2020

Anecdotal evidence that cannabis preparations have medical benefits together with the discovery of the psychotropic plant cannabinoid Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) initiated efforts to develop cannabinoid-based therapeutics. These efforts have been marked by disappointment, es…