Cannabis

Cannabis Use Associated With Relationship Between Pain and Negative Affect

Cannabis Use Associated With Relationship Between Pain and Negative Affect

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Frequent cannabis users enrolled in a Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid addiction exhibit greater associations between pain and negative affects compared with less-frequent users.

Cannabidiol Concentrations Widely Vary in Products Sold Online

Cannabidiol Concentrations Widely Vary in Products Sold Online

Among cannabidiol products sold online, there is a wide range of CBD concentrations, and many products are under- or overlabeled.

Cannabis Use Associated With Aberrant Drug Behaviors

Cannabis Use Associated With Aberrant Drug Behaviors

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Cannabis use was associated with aberrant drug behaviors in patients referred to a medication management program.

Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain: What Evidence Is There?

Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain: What Evidence Is There?

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There is currently little conclusive evidence to suggest a benefit of cannabis use for the management of neuropathic pain.

Medical Marijuana Laws Increasing Illicit Cannabis Use Among Adults

Medical Marijuana Laws Increasing Illicit Cannabis Use Among Adults

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Medical marijuana laws may be connected to increased rates of illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorder, leading some users to experience negative consequences, such as motor vehicle accidents.

Improving Medication Adherence to Mitigate Adverse Effects of Cannabis on Psychosis Relapse

Improving Medication Adherence to Mitigate Adverse Effects of Cannabis on Psychosis Relapse

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Interventions targeted at improving medication adherence might mitigate the adverse effects of cannabis use on psychosis outcomes.

Cannabinoids May Provide Limited Relief From Neuropathic Pain

Cannabinoids May Provide Limited Relief From Neuropathic Pain

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Selective cannabinoids may provide limited relief from chronic neuropathic pain and improvements in quality of life and sleep.

Cannabis for Medicine: Research and Policies Needed

Cannabis for Medicine: Research and Policies Needed

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Medical marijuana, as a botanical and a scheduled drug does not fit the FDA paradigm for drug approval, a major impediment to its use in research.

Effect of Legalization of Medical Marijuana on Illicit Use

Effect of Legalization of Medical Marijuana on Illicit Use

Cannabis use disorder is also rising faster in states with legalization laws

Cannabis Use Linked to Schizophrenia Risk

Cannabis Use Linked to Schizophrenia Risk

A study indicates a likely causal relationship between cannabis use and increased risk for schizophrenia.

Marijuana Associated With Worse Depression Outcomes

Marijuana Associated With Worse Depression Outcomes

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In a study of outpatients with depression, researchers found that marijuana use was common and associated with poor recovery.

Discontinuing Opioids in Patients With, Without Substance Use Disorders

Discontinuing Opioids in Patients With, Without Substance Use Disorders

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Most patients (85%) who discontinued long-term opioid use did so because of a clinician's, rather than a patient decision.

National Academies Report on Health Effects of Cannabis

National Academies Report on Health Effects of Cannabis

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In January 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report titled "The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendation for Research."

How THC Affects the Dopamine System

How THC Affects the Dopamine System

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Recent studies show that THC consumption affects the dopamine system.

Crystal Structure of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Resolved: Implications for Pain Management

Crystal Structure of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Resolved: Implications for Pain Management

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"The utility of the crystal structure may provide inspiration for drug design toward refining efficacy and avoiding adverse events."

Cognitive Indolence Caused by THC in Rats

Cognitive Indolence Caused by THC in Rats

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These data implicate the cannabinoid system in decision-making regarding the allocation of cognitive effort

Cannabis Provides More Pain Relief for Men Than Women

Cannabis Provides More Pain Relief for Men Than Women

Researchers find male users report greater benefits compared to women

New Guideline Issued on Chronic Pain Management in Adult Cancer Patients

New Guideline Issued on Chronic Pain Management in Adult Cancer Patients

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New guideline addresses cancer-related chronic pain

American Pain Society Issues Guidance on Medical Marijuana for Pain

American Pain Society Issues Guidance on Medical Marijuana for Pain

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Advising patients on strains, explaining limitations

Vaporized Cannabis Eases Neuropathic Pain in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Vaporized Cannabis Eases Neuropathic Pain in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

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Vaporized cannabis had a significant analgesic response over placebo.

Legalized Marijuana: Are We Ready for the Consequences?

Legalized Marijuana: Are We Ready for the Consequences?

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Pot-related poison control calls and hospital discharges spike with wider availability.

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