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The effectiveness of self-directed medical cannabis treatment for pain.

By | Pain

Authors: Xiaoxue Li, Jacob M.Vigil, Sarah S. Stith, Franco Brockelman, Keenan Keeling, Branden Hall
Complementary Therapies in Medicine, October 2019

The prior medical literature offers little guidance as to how pain relief and side effect manifestation may vary across commonly used and commercially available cannabis product types. We used the largest dataset in the United States of real-time responses to and side effect r…

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Cannabis and Pain.

By | Pain

Authors: Ethan B. Russo
Pain Medicine, 16 September 2019

This editorial is occasioned by the publication in Pain Medicine of two quite distinct articles [1,2] on the topical subject of cannabis and pain. As a point of departure, it is necessary to define terms. Cannabis sativa L. is a highly variable biochemical and morphological pl…

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Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis in Fibromyalgia.

By | Fibromyalgia, Muscular Diseases, Pain

Authors: Iftach Sagy, Lihi Bar-Lev Schleider, Mahmoud Abu-Shakra, Victor Novack
Journal of Clinical Medicine, 5 June 2019

BACKGROUND: Chronic pain may be treated by medical cannabis. Yet, there is scarce evidence to support the role of medical cannabis in the treatment of fibromyalgia. The aim of the study was to investigate the characteristics, safety, and effectiveness of medical cannabis thera…

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Effect of cannabidiolic acid and ∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol on carrageenan-induced hyperalgesia and edema in a rodent model of inflammatory pain.

By | Inflammation, Pain

Authors: Erin M. Rock, Cheryl L. Limebeer, Linda A. Parker
Psychopharmacology, November 2018

RATIONALE: Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating component of cannabis, or the psychoactive Δ9-tetrahydrocannabiol (THC), shows anti-hyperalgesia and anti-inflammatory properties. OBJECTIVES: The present study evaluates the anti-inflammatory and anti-hyperalgesia effects of CB…

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Cannabinoids and spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of failed back surgery syndrome refractory pain.

By | Pain

Authors: Epifanio Mondello, Domenico Quattrone, Luigi Cardia, Giuseppe Bova, et al
Journal of Pain Research, 6 September 2018

OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate pain and its symptoms in patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) refractory to other therapies, treated with a combination of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), in association with spinal cord stimulation…

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Self-initiated use of topical cannabidiol oil for epidermolysis bullosa.

By | Pain, Skin Diseases

Authors: Malcolm P. Chelliah, Zachary Zinn, Phoung Khuu, Joyce M. C. Teng
Pediatric Dermatology, July 2018

Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare blistering skin disorder that is challenging to manage because skin fragility and repeated wound healing cause itching, pain, limited mobility, and recurrent infections. Cannabidiol, an active cannabinoid found in cannabis, is postulated to have…

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Medical Marijuana for Treatment of Chronic Pain and Other Medical and Psychiatric Problems: A Clinical Review.

By | Immune System Diseases , Medical Cannabis, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscle Spasticity, Muscular Diseases, Nervous System Diseases, Neuromuscular Diseases, Pain

Authors: Kevin P. Hill
JAMA, 23 June 2015

IMPORTANCE: As of March 2015, 23 states and the District of Columbia had medical marijuana laws in place. Physicians should know both the scientific rationale and the practical implications for medical marijuana laws. OBJECTIVE: To review the pharmacology, indications, and law…

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Cannabinoids for Medical Use: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

By | Anorexia, Behavioral Health, Eye Diseases, Feeding and Eating Disorders, Glaucoma, Medical Cannabis, Muscle Spasticity, Muscular Diseases, Pain, Tourette Syndrome

Authors: Penny F. Whiting, Robert F. Wolff, Sohan Deshpande, Marcello Di Nisio, Steven Duffy, et al
JAMA, 23 June 2015

IMPORTANCE: Cannabis and cannabinoid drugs are widely used to treat disease or alleviate symptoms, but their efficacy for specific indications is not clear. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of the benefits and adverse events (AEs) of cannabinoids. DATA SOURCES: Twenty…

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Use of Prescription Pain Medications Among Medical Cannabis Patients

By | Behavioral Health, Medical Cannabis, Pain, Substance-Related Disorders

Authors: Brian E. Perron, Kipling Bohnert, Angela K. Perone, Marcel O. Bonn-Miller, Mark Ilgen
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, May 2015

OBJECTIVE: Management of chronic pain is one of the most common reasons given by individuals seeking medical cannabis. However, very little information exists about the concurrent use of cannabis and prescription pain medication (PPM). This study fills this gap in knowledge by…

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Cannabinoid CB2 receptors regulate central sensitization and pain responses associated with osteoarthritis of the knee joint.

By | Arthritis, Joint Diseases (Arthrosis), Pain

Authors: James J. Burston, Devi Rani Sagar, Pin Shao, Mingfeng Bai, Emma King, Louis Brailsford, et al
PLoS One, 25 November 2013

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the joint is a prevalent disease accompanied by chronic, debilitating pain. Recent clinical evidence has demonstrated that central sensitization contributes to OA pain. An improved understanding of how OA joint pathology impacts upon the central processi…

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