A Scoping Review of the Use of Cannabis and Its Extracts as Potential Harm Reduction Strategies: Insights from Preclinical and Clinical Research

Authors: James Siklos-Whillans, Alia Bacchus, Laurie A. Manwell Published in International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction March 2020 Abstract Cannabis as a harm reduction strategy (HRS) is supported by evidence demonstrating its efficacy for pain relief and as a substitution for alcohol, illicit drugs, and pharmaceuticals. Animal models show cannabinoids reduce the effects of opiate…

Medical marijuana laws and suicides by gender and age.

Authors: D. Mark Anderson, Daniel I. Rees, Joseph J. Sabia
American Journal of Public Health, December 2014

OBJECTIVES: We estimated the association between legalizing medical marijuana and suicides. METHODS:
We obtained state-level suicide data from the National Vital Statistics System’s Mortality Detail Files for 1990-2007. We used regression analysis to examine the association be…

Prescribing cannabis for harm reduction.

Authors: Mark Collen
Harm Reduction Journal, 1 January 2012

Neuropathic pain affects between 5% and 10% of the US population and can be refractory to treatment. Opioids may be recommended as a second-line pharmacotherapy but have risks including overdose and death. Cannabis has been shown to be effective for treating nerve pain without…