Youkyung S. Roh, BA, Nishadh Sutaria, BS, Natalia Fontecilla Biles, MD

Published in JAMA dermatology

April 2021


Chronic pruritus is a debilitating symptom that is associated with numerous dermatologic, neurologic, and systemic diseases. It is often resistant to treatment and can cause a severe reduction in quality of life.1 Currently, to our knowledge, there is a lack of US Food and Drug Administration–approved therapies for pruritus, so treatment can be difficult and relies on off-label therapeutics. In this article, we report a case of successful use of medical marijuana for treating chronic pruritus.

Open Access


DOI: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.1194



Roh, Y. S., Sutaria, N., Biles, N. F., & Kwatra, S. G. (2021). Treatment of Chronic Pruritus With Medical Marijuana.JAMA dermatology.