What medications alleviate the symptoms of marijuana withdrawal?
There are no general guidelines to treat the symptoms of marijuana withdrawal, but it has been reported that benzodiazepines and synthetic THC products used for the treatment of chemotherapy induced N/V may help alleviate some of the symptoms.
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Is the endocannabinoid system linked to the opioid system?
Yes. Opioid receptors and cannabinoid receptors are located within the same neurons of the CNS. In addition, cannabinoids activate kappa and delta receptors to initiate a release of endogenous opioids.
What are the 5 most common mental health reasons medical marijuana patients use cannabinoid-based therapeutics?
According to a survey study involving 27,169 respondents (aged 16–65) across the US and Canada, the most common mental health reasons for the use of cannabis-based products include anxiety (52%), depression (40%), and PTSD/trauma (17%). There were 11% who reported using cannabis for managing other drug or alcohol use and 4% for psychosis.