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Marijuana and Cannabinoids in ESRD and Earlier Stages of CKD

Authors: Joshua L. Rein, Christina M. Wyatt Published in American Journal of Kidney Diseases August 2017 Abstract Marijuana is the most commonly used recreational drug in the United States, and legal recreational and medicinal use has gained public acceptance during the last decade. Twenty-nine US states have established medical marijuana programs, 8 of which have also…

Preliminary observation with dronabinol in patients with intractable pruritus secondary to cholestatic liver disease.

Authors: Guy Neff, Christopher O’Brien, Rajender Reddy, Nora Bergasa, Arie Regev, et al
The American Journal of Gastroenterology, August 2002

Pruritus due to cholestatic liver disease can be particularly difficult to manage and frequently is intractable to a variety of medical therapies. The aim of our study is to evaluate the efficacy of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) for intractable cholestatic related…