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Researchers in an article published in this month’s BMJ ask, does medical cannabis relieve cancer or noncancer related chronic pain? They examined at around 30 trials with over 5100 patients given oral or topical medical cannabis. Results compared with placebo:

  • Noninhaled medical cannabis led to...

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Who is more likely to use cannabis for pain? A study in the journal of Cancer states its findings that, within the past year, 8% of cancer survivors reported using cannabis vs 15% of people without cancer. All those surveyed, whether cancer survivors or not, were more likely to use cannabis if they...

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In a first of its kind clinical—and randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled—trial, migraine sufferers will be given, via a vaporizer, CBD, THC, CBD and THC, and a placebo for 4 separate migraine attacks. Participants, ages 21 to 65, will self-administer as early as possible at the start of a...

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A trial highlighted in the journal Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology looks at the analgesic effects of cannabidiol. While people may take CBD for pain relief, “no experimental pain research has tested the analgesic effects” in humans. Researchers experimentally tested CBD’s effects on...

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The current landscape of pain management is shifting. There’s a huge reaction to opioids and the negative impact they’ve had on many people’s lives. Alongside that, there’s a rise in the interest in cannabinoids. Might the legalization of marijuana ultimately reduce opioid deaths? How can pain...

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Gary Jay, MD, FAAPM, a clinical professor at the University of North Carolina, discusses the all-time high interest in cannabinoids. Does this interest impact the perceived opioid crisis? Do we know enough about CBD and THC to make decisions? What are the facts? What about edibles for headaches?

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In an online edition of the British Journal of Anaesthesia, the Perioperative Pain and Addiction Interdisciplinary Networkor PAINoutlined recommendations for patients who use cannabis. The regulation and use of marijuana products is constantly evolving. Cannabis use can alter perioperative...

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A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society of 568 people surveyed found that 15% used cannabis within the past 3 years, over 50% of those surveyed used it regularly (daily or weekly), and 78% used it for self-medicating. Patients reported most commonly smoking, taking tinctures, or...

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Some practitioners are interested in learning more about cannabinoids, yet many are still hesitant. What’s new in controlled trials? How can the information be found? Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, NP-BC, ANP-BC, discusses this plus the potential use of marijuana based meds in epilepsy and other...

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Interest in cannabinoids is at an all-time high. Does this interest impact the perceived opioid crisis? Do we know enough about CBD and THC to make decisions? What has Dr. Jay experienced?

We don’t know enough to be certain of anything:

  • I personally hesitate to utilize and tell patients, “Oh...

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