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with David Bearman MD, and Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN, FAND
The answers to crucial questions surrounding cannabis effects, safety, formulations, and promise as a therapeutic tool. Plus, why medical cannabis should be offered to patients before opioids.
Approximately 75 to 86% of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience pain. While there are treatments available, particularly for muscle spasticity, adequate pain control, not to mention improved quality of life, is hard to achieve in many.1 A 2016 web-based investigation by the Michael J.
Stanford’s follow-up to a UPenn study shows no such correlation.
Better drug prevention and education programs are needed, urge researchers.
A primer on the terminology and current legality of medical marijuana.
How doctors can talk to patients about trying medical marijuana for pain and related symptoms.
How doctors can communicate with dispensaries when recommending or prescribing medical marijuana for patients.
How the endocannabinoid system works and the potential of available and pending medical cannabis products for the treatment of pain and other related symptoms.
A study in monkeys suggest that using the two drugs together may reduce risk of dependency, without associated cognitive problems
New Jersey is the latest state to allow medical cannabis to be used as an adjunct to medically assisted treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (read the full story). Here, PPM
New Jersey becomes the third state to allow medical marijuana treatment for opioid use disorder.
Wilson Compton, MD, NIDA (Source: NIDA) A Q&A with Wilson Compton, MD, MPE, Deputy Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Medicinal marijuana in pain management is a promising non-pharmacological therapy that clinicians should know more about.
For the rare complex regional pain syndrome, help may be on the way in the form of this cannabidiol.
Barth Wilsey, MD, shares his unique perspective and knowledge on the benefits and risks of therapeutic cannabis (medical marijuana).
This article explains the use of cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain. Article also discusses the concerns and benefits of cannabis in pain medicine.
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