Combining Cannabis With Other Herbs

Does cannabis have synergy with other plants? James Brent, DDS reviews the literature.

Cannabinoid and Terpenoid Doses are Associated with Adult ADHD Status of Medical Cannabis Patients

An Israeli study identifies associations between the use of cannabinoids and terpenes for symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Response to UK Medical Cannabis Guidelines

Physicians from the UK give their critiques of recent medical cannabis regulations, noting the narrow window of qualifying conditions that do not include chronic pain, as well as advocating for the use of lower-cost, whole-plant flowers for patients.

The Impact of Medical Cannabis on Intermittent and Chronic Opioid Users with Back Pain: How Cannabis Diminished Prescription Opioid Usage

A long-term observational stud found cannabis worked as an alternative to prescription opioids in over half of patients with low back pain and an be an adjunct therap to diminish chronic opioid use for some people.

Report from House of Representatives Hearing “Cannabis Policy – For The New Decade”

Dr. Patricia Frye summarizes a cannabis policy hearing at the House of Representatives. Dr. Frye saw strong bipartisan support for decreasing the barriers to research on cannabis medicine.

Update on the Vape Pen Crisis: Considerations for Healthcare Professionals

The SCC sent a poll to its membership to gauge how those within the organization were approaching the pen pen issue and EVALI. Learn more about their recommendations and considerations.

IACM 2019 Highlights: Defending Doctors’ Rights Across the Globe

The IACM conference in Berlin highlighted talks from the top professionals in the field of cannabis science. Christine Milentis, our Executive Secretary, reports on the history of cannabis for medical use and the rights of doctors across the globe to prescribe it.

Changing My Specialty

Sometimes practitioners feel like they can’t recommend cannabis due to legal limitations, stigma, or a lack of support. Dr. Sarah Mann tells the tale of one of her patients who inspired the shift towards a cannabis integrated practice.

Education, Knowledge, and Practice Characteristics of Cannabis Physicians

Kevin M. Takakuwa, MD and Dr. Dustin Sulak evaluate how US medical professionals received their cannabis medicine training in Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.

Cannabis and Sexual Health Survey

Genester Wilson-King, MD and Dr. Michael Eisenberg are conducting research on cannabis and sexual health at Stanford University. The survey will provide an opportunity for the general public to participate in cannabis research.

A History of the US Medical Cannabis Movement and Its Importance to Pediatricians

SCC member Kevin M. Takakuwa, MD outlines on the historical impact of cannabis and its relevance to pediatric practice. The article highlights how cannabis may benefit seizure disorders in children and young adults.

A Not-So-Proud Memory

During Pride Month, we owe it to history to recall an embarrassing, tragic twist in the relationship between AIDS activism and the medical marijuana movement.