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A Comprehensive Review of Cannabis in Patients with Cancer: Availability in the USA, General Efficacy, and Safety

Authors: Grant Steele, Tom Arneson, Dylan Zylla Published in Current Oncology Reports February 2019 Abstract Purpose of review: As the legalization of medical cannabis continues across the USA, oncology care providers will be increasingly asked to provide recommendations regarding its use in the cancer setting. In this article, we review recent literature that analyzes cannabis…

Oncology Clinicians and the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program: A Survey on Medical Cannabis Practice Patterns, Barriers to Enrollment, and Educational Needs

Authors: Dylan Zylla, Grant Steele , Justin Eklund, Jeanne Mettner, Tom Arneson Published in Cannabis and cannabinoid research October 2018 Abstract Background:Medical cannabis has been available in the State of Minnesota since July 2015 through the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program (MMCP). Objectives: Our study aimed to delineate oncology providers’ views on medical cannabis, identify barriers…

Acute effects of naturalistic THC vs. CBD use on recognition memory: a preliminary study

Authors: Tim Curran , Hélène Devillez , Sophie L. York Williams and L. Cinnamon Bidwell Published in Journal of Cannabis Research  2020 Abstract The ratio of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to cannabidiol (CBD) varies widely across cannabis strains. CBD has opposite effects to THC on a variety of cognitive functions, including acute THC-induced memory impairments. However, additional…

The practical knowledge, experience and beliefs of US emergency medicine physicians regarding medical Cannabis: A national survey

Author: Kevin M Takakuwa, Frances S Shofer, Raquel M Schears Published in The American Journal of Emergency Medicine  January 2020 Introduction Medical cannabis is legal in 33 US states [ 1 ] but remains federally illegal. The majority of legal states require physicians to provide cannabis recommendations in order for patients to have access to it….

Assessment of the Association of Cannabis on Female Sexual Function With the Female Sexual Function Index

Author: Alex M. Kasman, MD, MS, Hriday P. Bhambhvani, BS, Genester Wilson-King, MD, and Michael L. Eisenberg, MD Published in Science Direct  July 2020 Abstract Introduction: Cannabis use has increased in the last decade, and the impact of cannabis on female sexual function remains unclear. Aim: To assess the impact of frequency of use, chemovar (tetrahydrocannabinol,…