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Leah Roach

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July 2, 2020

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What medical condition is most commonly cited as the reason for using medical marijuana? Chronic pain is the most commonly cited condition. In fact, according to studies and observational reports,…
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July 1, 2020

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Have the results of studies conducted between 2003-2017 indicated that cannabinoids are effective at treating chronic non-cancer pain? Yes. Lynch and Ware published 2 systematic reviews (SR). One SR evaluated…
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June 30, 2020

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Epidemiological studies indicate that as many as 15% of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients may use cannabinoids to ameliorate some of their symptoms, including improvement in diarrhea, abdominal pain and…
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June 29, 2020

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The findings of multiple RCTs indicate that cannabinoids effectively treat chronic pain. Do cannabinoids effectively treat the chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia? No. According to a Cochrane systematic review published…
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June 28, 2020

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Some cancer patients use medical marijuana to treat various cancer-associated ailments. What are some of the ailments ameliorated by medical marijuana? According to one study involving 96 cancer patients receiving…
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June 27, 2020

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Side effects of short-term cannabinoid-based therapy may differ from person to person, and the same person may experience different side effects at different times. What factors influence the probability and…
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June 26, 2020

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What is Sativex®? Sativex® is a buccal spray containing Δ-9-THC and CBD (2.7 mg Δ-9-THC and 2.5 mg CBD per spray) and it is indicated for spasticity and neuropathic pain…
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June 25, 2020

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According to the results of a survey of breast cancer patients’ use of cannabinoid products before, during, and after treatment, 42% of survey participants had used medical cannabinoid products to…
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June 24, 2020

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Other than feeling "high" what are some of the reported psychological CNS-related side effects associated with cannabinoid use? Psychological side effects associated with cannabinoid use include: restless/anxiety/nervousness, depressed mood, dysphoria,…
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June 23, 2020

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Are cannabinoids an effective analgesic agent in the chronic pain setting? In contrast to the lack of efficacy in the acute pain setting, cannabinoids are effective analgesic agents in the…