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Cannabis use is associated with reduced prevalence of progressive stages of alcoholic liver disease

Authors: Adeyinka C Adejumo, Tokunbo O Ajayi, Oluwole M Adegbala, Kelechi L Adejumo, Samson Alliu, Akintunde M Akinjero, Nnaemeka E Onyeakusi, Ogooluwa Ojelabi, Terence N Bukong Published in Liver International January 2018 Abstract Background: Abusive alcohol use has well-established health risks including causing liver disease (ALD) characterized by alcoholic steatosis (AS), steatohepatitis (AH), fibrosis, cirrhosis…

Medical cannabis and cognitive performance in middle to old adults treated for chronic pain

Authors: Sharon R Sznitman, Simon Vulfsons, David Meiri, Galit Weinstein Published in Drug and Alcohol Review September 2020 Abstract Introduction and aims: Cannabis exposure is becoming more common in older age but little is known about how it is associated with brain health in this population. This study assesses the relationship between long-term medical cannabis…

Cannabis: An Emerging Treatment for Common Symptoms in Older Adults

Authors: Kevin H Yang, Christopher N Kaufmann, Reva Nafsu, Ella T Lifset, Khai Nguyen, Michelle Sexton, Benjamin H Han, Arum Kim, Alison A Moore Published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society October 2020 Abstract Background/objectives: Use of cannabis is increasing in a variety of populations in the United States; however, few investigations about how…

Medical marijuana certification for patients with sickle cell disease: a report of a single center experience

Authors: Susanna A. Curtis, Dana Lew, Jonathan Spodick, Jeanne E. Hendrickson, Caterina P. Minniti, John D. Roberts Published in Blood Advances August 2020 Abstract More than one-third of adults with sickle cell disease (SCD) report using cannabis-based products. Many states list SCD or pain as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, but there are few data…

Frequent Cannabis Use and Cessation of Injection of Opioids, Vancouver, Canada, 2005-2018

Authors: Hudson Reddon, Kora DeBeck, M Eugenia Socias, Stephanie Lake, Huiru Dong, Mohammad Karamouzian, Kanna Hayashi, Thomas Kerr, M-J Milloy Published in American Journal of Public Health August 2020 Abstract Objectives To evaluate the impact of frequent cannabis use on injection cessation and injection relapse among people who inject drugs (PWID). Methods Three prospective cohorts…

Cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD) for the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Authors: Amnon A.Berger MD, PhD, Joseph Keefe BM, Ariel Winnick MA, Elasaf Gilbert BS, Jonathan P.Eskander MD, MBA, Cyrus Yazdi MD, Alan D.Kaye MD, PhD, Omar Viswanath MD, Ivan Urits MD Published in Science Direct  August 2020 Abstract Background Fibromyalgia is a complex disease process that is as prevalent as it is poorly understood. Research into…

Topical Δ9‐Tetrahydrocannabinol and Aqueous Dynamics in Glaucoma

Author: JOHN C. MERRITT M.D. DWIGHT D. PERRY M.D. DAVID N. RUSSELL M.D. BRENDA F. JONES M.D. Published in American College of Clinical Pharmacology  September 1981 Abstract Systemic Δ9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), administered either by smoking marihuana or as synthetic THC in soft gelatin capsules, lowers ocular tension in various glaucomas, but at the expense of significant decreases…

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

Author: Kevin M. Takakuwa, Jeffrey Y. Hergenrather, Frances S. Shofer, and Raquel M. Schears Published in Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers January 2020 Abstract Objectives: To determine if cannabis may be used as an alternative or adjunct treatment for intermittent and chronic prescription opioid users. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Setting: A single-center cannabis medical practice site…

Association Between Recent Cannabinoid Use and Acute Ischemic Stroke

Author: Carmela V. San Luis, Christa O’Hana S. Nobleza, Shashank Shekhar, Rebecca Sugg, Darren J. Villareal, Tapan Mehta, Shreyas Gangadhara Published in Frontiers in Psychology June 2020 Abstract Objectives Studies that have analyzed the association between cannabis use and acute ischemic stroke have provided conflicting results. In this study, we aim to determine the association of…

Cannabis and Psychosis: a Critical Overview of the Relationship

Authors: Charles Ksir, Carl L Hart Published in Current Psychiatry Reports February 2016 Abstract Interest in the relationship between cannabis use and psychosis has increased dramatically in recent years, in part because of concerns related to the growing availability of cannabis and potential risks to health and human functioning. There now exists a plethora of scientific…

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: A Review of Potential Mechanisms

Authors: Marieka V. DeVuono, Linda A. Parker Published in Mary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers June 2020 Abstract Introduction Cannabinoids have long been known for their ability to treat nausea and vomiting. Recent reports, however, have highlighted the paradoxical proemetic effects of cannabinoids. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is characterized by cyclical episodes of nausea and vomiting, accompanied…

Acute and residual mood and cognitive performance of young adults following smoked cannabis

Authors: Justin Matheson, Robert E. Mann, Beth Sproule, Marilyn A. Huestis, Christine M. Wickens, Gina Stoduto, Tony P. George, Jürgen Rehm, Bernard Le Foll, Bruna Brands Published in Science Direct  July 2020 Abstract Objectives To examine acute and residual mood and cognitive performance in young adult regular cannabis users following smoked cannabis. Methods Ninety-one healthy…