SCC Internship Opportunities

The Society of Cannabis Clinicians (SCC) is seeking interns to support the organization in various ways. These internships will provide an opportunity to work with a society of experts and deepen skills and experience in the cannabis field. Learn more.

Cannabis & Immunity

SCC Members Dr. Michelle Sexton and Dr. Jamie Carroon spotlight the applications of cannabis from the naturopathic physician perspective. In this interview, the two discuss the role of the CB2 receptor on immune function and inflammation and how this can alleviate migraines and other conditions. 

The Therapeutic Potential and Usage Patterns of Cannabinoids in People with Spinal Cord.

Authors: Kylie J. Nabata, Emmanuel K. Tse, Tom E. Nightingale, Amanda H.X. Lee, Janice J., et al
Current Neuropharmacology, 19 April 2020

BACKGROUND: People with spinal cord injuries (SCI) commonly experience pain and spasticity, but limitations of current treatments have generated interest in cannabis as a possible therapy. OBJECTIVES: We conducted this systematic review to: 1) examine usage patterns and reason…

A Day in the Life of a Cannabis Nurse

Dawn-Marie Steentra, LPN guides us through a day in the life of a Cannabis Nurse. The work requires ongoing compassion, education, and enthusiasm for patient advocacy.

A history of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and its contributions and impact on the US medical cannabis movement

Dr. Kevin M.Takakuwa details the history of the SCC, which is the first and oldest U.S. medical organization promoting the use of medical cannabis.

Serious adverse effects of cannabidiol (CBD): a review of randomized controlled trials.

Authors: Rafael G. dos Santos, Francisco S. Guimarães, José Alexandre S. Crippa, et al
Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism & Toxicology, 9 April 2020

Introduction: Recent trials using cannabidiol (CBD) have shown that most acute and prolonged adverse effects of CBD are mild to moderate, with rare serious adverse effects (SAEs). This review focused on analyzing SAEs of CBD and their possible relation to drug-drug interaction…

Adverse effects of cannabidiol: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials.

Authors: Edward Chesney, Dominic Oliver, Alastair Green, Simina Sovi, Jack Wilson, Amir Englund, et al
Neuropsychopharmacology, 8 April 2020

Cannabidiol (CBD) is being investigated as a treatment for several medical disorders but there is uncertainty about its safety. We conducted the first systematic review and meta-analysis of the adverse effects of CBD across all medical indications. Double-blind randomized plac…

Patients’ Rights Jeopardized in California

Bobby Eisenberg has worked with El Dorado officials to develop regulations that recognize a patient’s right to grow as much cannabis as their doctor authorizes. Now the planning commission in El Dorado Country wants to impose a six-plant limit.

Medical Cannabis in Asthmatic Patients.

Authors: Amir Jarjou’i, Gabriel Izbicki
The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ, April 2020

BACKGROUND: With the increased use of cannabis in the medicinal and recreational domains, it is becoming more important for physicians to better understand its harmful and beneficial effects. Although medical cannabis comes in several forms, the preferred route of administrati…

Examining Medical Cannabis Models Worldwide: Access Amidst Lockdown

What would we envision as the best cannabis model for international patient access? This question was explored at a collaborative event in Barcelona just before the COVID-19 lockdowns swept over Spain (and the world).