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Medical marijuana laws and suicides by gender and age.

Authors: D. Mark Anderson, Daniel I. Rees, Joseph J. Sabia
American Journal of Public Health, December 2014

OBJECTIVES: We estimated the association between legalizing medical marijuana and suicides. METHODS:
We obtained state-level suicide data from the National Vital Statistics System’s Mortality Detail Files for 1990-2007. We used regression analysis to examine the association be…

Evidence for cannabis and cannabinoids for epilepsy: a systematic review of controlled and observational evidence.

Authors: Emily Stockings, Dino Zagic, Gabrielle Campbell, Megan Weier, Wayne D Hall, et al
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, July 2018

Review evidence for cannabinoids as adjunctive treatments for treatment-resistant epilepsy. Systematic search of Medline, Embase and PsycINFO was conducted in October 2017. Outcomes were: 50%+ seizure reduction, complete seizure freedom; improved quality of life (QoL). Tolerab…

A National Needs Assessment of Canadian Nurse Practitioners Regarding Cannabis for Therapeutic Purposes.

Authors: Lynda G. Balneaves, Abeer Alraja, Daniel Ziemianski, Fairleth McCuaig, Mark Ware
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, March 2018

Introduction: In Canada, the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) has given nurse practitioners (NPs) the power to authorize cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP) to eligible patients. This expansion in NPs’ scope of practice underscores the importance…

Current Status and Future of Cannabis Research

Authors: Ethan B. Russo, Alice P. Mead, Dustin Sulak
Clinical Researcher, April 2015

Although cannabis is primarily viewed by the public as a recreational drug or agent of abuse, its medical application spans recorded history.1,2 Evolution has yielded a cannabis plant that produces a family of some 100 chemicals called phytocannabinoids (“plant cannabinoids”)…

The case for medical marijuana in epilepsy.

Authors: Edward Maa, Paige Figi
Epilepsia, June 2014

Charlotte, a little girl with SCN1A-confirmed Dravet syndrome, was recently featured in a special that aired on CNN. Through exhaustive personal research and assistance from a Colorado-based medical marijuana group (Realm of Caring), Charlotte’s mother started adjunctive thera…

A history of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and its contributions and impact on the US medical cannabis movement

Dr. Kevin M.Takakuwa details the history of the SCC, which is the first and oldest U.S. medical organization promoting the use of medical cannabis.

Controlled Cannabis Vaporizer Administration: Blood and Plasma Cannabinoids with and without Alcohol.

Authors: Rebecca L. Hartman, Timothy L. Brown, Gary Milavetz, Andrew Spurgin, et al
Clinical Chemistry, June 2015

BACKGROUND: Increased medical and legal cannabis intake is accompanied by greater use of cannabis vaporization and more cases of driving under the influence of cannabis. Although simultaneous Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and alcohol use is frequent, potential pharmacokineti…

Cannabinoids in treatment-resistant epilepsy: A review.

Authors: Brooke K. O’Connell, David Gloss, Orrin Devinsky
Epilepsy & Behavior, May 2017

Treatment-resistant epilepsy (TRE) affects 30% of epilepsy patients and is associated with severe morbidity and increased mortality. Cannabis-based therapies have been used to treat epilepsy for millennia, but only in the last few years have we begun to collect data from adequ…

Short- and Long-Term Effects of Cannabis on Headache and Migraine.

Authors: Carrie Cuttler, Alexander Spradlin, Michael J. Cleveland, Rebecca M. Craft
The Journal of Pain, 9 November 2019

Use of cannabis to alleviate headache and migraine is relatively common, yet research on its effectiveness remains sparse. We sought to determine whether inhalation of cannabis decreases headache and migraine ratings as well as whether gender, type of cannabis (concentrate vs…

Medical marijuana laws and adolescent marijuana use in the USA from 1991 to 2014: results from annual, repeated cross-sectional surveys.

Authors: Deborah S. Hasin, Melanie Wall, Katherine M. Keyes, Magdalena Cerdá, John Schulenberg, et al
The Lancet Psychiatry, July 2015

BACKGROUND: Adolescent use of marijuana is associated with adverse later effects, so the identification of factors underlying adolescent use is of substantial public health importance. The relationship between US state laws that permit marijuana for medical purposes and adoles…

Medicinal marijuana for epilepsy: a case series study.

Authors: Lady Diana Ladino, Lizbeth Hernández-Ronquillo, José Francisco Téllez-Zenteno
Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, November 2014

OBJECTIVE: To describe the social, clinical and use-patterns characteristics of medicinal marijuana use among patients with epilepsy (PWEs). METHODS: Eighteen PWEs with prescriptions for medicinal marijuana from a Canadian adult-epilepsy clinic were included in this study. RES…

Medical Cannabis in Asthmatic Patients.

Authors: Amir Jarjou’i, Gabriel Izbicki
The Israel Medical Association journal : IMAJ, April 2020

BACKGROUND: With the increased use of cannabis in the medicinal and recreational domains, it is becoming more important for physicians to better understand its harmful and beneficial effects. Although medical cannabis comes in several forms, the preferred route of administrati…