Marijuana

Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of Hypertension-Related Death

Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of Hypertension-Related Death

Researchers found that marijuana use increases risk of hypertension-related death by three-fold, and marijuana use is linked to greater cardiovascular risks than cigarette smoking.

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

Substance Use Disorders: Treatment Recommendations

Substance Use Disorders: Treatment Recommendations

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Substance Use Disorder is a chronic medical condition, and should be treated like one.

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.

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.

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

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Requests Marijuana Rescheduling

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Requests Marijuana Rescheduling

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ASRA released a formal position statement requesting that the DEA reschedule marijuana.

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

Hospitalizations and Poison Control Calls Rise After Colorado Legalizes Marijuana

Hospitalizations and Poison Control Calls Rise After Colorado Legalizes Marijuana

Marijuana-related hospital discharges and poison control calls have significantly increased following legalization of the drug in Colorado.

Connection Between Marijuana Dispensaries And Marijuana-Related Hospitalizations?

Connection Between Marijuana Dispensaries And Marijuana-Related Hospitalizations?

A new report outlines how marijuana dispensary density and neighborhood ecology impact marijuana abuse and dependence.

5 Pain Stories You Might Have Missed, Aug. 24

5 Pain Stories You Might Have Missed, Aug. 24

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Every day the staff at Clinical Pain Advisor browses the Web for stories on chronic pain, acute pain, low back pain, diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia and other painful health conditions that readers might have missed the day before and lists some of their favorite articles in a daily column to provide clinicians with a resource they can check first thing in the morning.

5 Pain Stories You Might Have Missed, Aug. 21

5 Pain Stories You Might Have Missed, Aug. 21

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Every day the staff at Clinical Pain Advisor browses the Web for stories on chronic pain, acute pain, low back pain, diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia and other painful health conditions that readers might have missed the day before and lists some of their favorite articles in a daily column to provide clinicians with a resource they can check first thing in the morning.

Cannabinoid-Focused Pharma Company Echo Releases Initial Clinical Trial Results

Cannabinoid-Focused Pharma Company Echo Releases Initial Clinical Trial Results

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For Echo, reducing the therapeutic dose is key to improving compliance and providing both patients and healthcare providers with a more cost-effective therapy.

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