Entries by Sarah Russo

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What is Exo-THC?

Dr. Patricia Frye, SCC Board Member and Director of Takoma Park Integrative Care, asks Christopher Hudalla, Ph. D. of Proverde Labs about Exo-THC.

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Emerging evidence for Cannabis Role in Opioid Use Disorder

Authors: Beth Weise and Adrianne R. Wilson-Poe Published in Mary Ann Leibert Inc. Publishers September 2018 Abstract Introduction: The opioid epidemic has become an immense problem in North America, and despite decades of research on the most effective means to treat opioid use disorder (OUD), overdose deaths are at an all-time high, and relapse remains…

Cannabis Systematics at the Levels of Family, Genus and Species

Authors: John N. McPartland Published in Mary Ann Leibert Inc. Publishers October 2018   Abstract New concepts are reviewed in Cannabis systematics, including phylogenetics and nomenclature. The family Cannabaceaenow includes Cannabis, Humulus, and eight genera formerly in the Celtidaceae. Grouping Cannabis, Humulus, and Celtisactually goes back 250 years. Print fossil of the extinct genus Dorofeevia…

Effects on Cannabidiol on Emotion in Psychosis Risk: An FMRI Investigation

Authors: Cathay Davies, Robin Wilson, Elizabeth Appiah-Kusi, Michael Brammer, Jesus Perez, Robin Murray, Paul Allen, Matthijas Bossong, Philip McGuire and Sagnik Bhattacharyya Published in Schizophrenia Bulletin May 2020   Abstract Background There is currently a lack of effective pharmacological treatment for people at Clinical High Risk of Psychosis (CHR), who present with emotional dysregulation and…

The effect of concomitant cannabinoids during immune checkpoint inhibitor treatment of advanced stage malignancy.

Authors: Adam Biedny, Susan Szpunar, Ahmed Abdalla, Zyad Kafri, Tarik H. Hadid Published in Journal of Clinical Oncology May 2020   Abstract Background: Immune checkpoint inhibitors are used in treatment of advanced neoplasms. Immunotherapy agents create a potent pro-inflammatory effect in cancer. The efficacy of immunotherapy may negatively be impacted by the use of anti-inflammatory…

Efficacy of cannabidiol treatment in experimental MS is due to immunosuppressive activity of myeloid cells in CNS downregulating recruitment of CD4+ T cells, proinflammatory chemokines and gasdermin D expression

Authors: Nicholas Dopkins, Kiesha Wilson, Kathryn Miranda, Prakash S Nagarkatti and Mitzi Nagarkatti Published in The Journal of Immunology May 2020   Abstract Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonpsychoactive ingredient from Cannabis that has garnered attention in the medical community due to its anti-inflammatory properties and therapeutic potential. CBD has in particular become a popular alternative…

Cannabidiol for psychosis: A review of 4 studies

Authors: Sy Atezaz Saeed, MD, MS, and Kathryn E. Clary, BA Published in Current Psychiatry June 2020   Introduction There has been increasing interest in the medicinal use of cannabidiol (CBD) for a wide variety of health conditions. CBD is one of more than 80 chemicals identified in the Cannabis sativa plant, otherwise known as…

Cannabidiol: Assessing preclinical safety in ovarian and endometrial carcinoma cell lines

Authors: Shannon Rush, Arvinder K Kapur, Manish S. Patankar, Lisa Marie Barroilhet Published in Journal of Clinical Oncology May 2020   Abstract Background: Cancer patients use cannabidiol (CBD) for chemotherapy and cancer symptoms, though research of CBD safety and efficacy for these conditions are ongoing and mixed. We sought to determine endometrial (ECC1) and epithelial…

Black Lives Matter

We take this time to reflect and act in support of the protests that have started within the United States and spread throughout the world. This is an issue of humanity. We abhor the repeated, deliberate, and unpunished use of excessive force resulting in the deaths of unarmed African-American people.