Ethan Russo, MD, is a board-certified neurologist and psychopharmacology researcher. He has held faculty appointments in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Montana, in Medicine at the University of Washington, and as visiting professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is currently Past-President of the International Cannabinoid Research Society, and is former Chairman of the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines.
Based on the clinical results, cannabinoids present an interesting therapeutic potential mainly as analgesics in chronic neuropathic pain, appetite stimulants in debilitating diseases (cancer and AIDS), as well as in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
The Society of Cannabis Clinicians developed a survey in 2011 that asked about patients’ responses to CBD-rich cannabis.
Researchers have discovered that CBD (Cannabidiol) is a very potent inhibitor of breast cancer metastasis. Doctors who monitor cannabis use by patients were bursting with questions during a talk by Sean McAllister, PhD, who has been studying the anti-cancer effects of cannabinoids in the laboratory.