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Medical uses of marijuana (Cannabis sativa): fact or fallacy?

Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) has been used throughout the world medically, recreationally and spiritually for thousands of years. In South Africa, from the mid-19th century to the 1920s, practitioners prescribed it for a multitude of conditions. In 1928 it was classified as a Schedule I substance, illegal, and without medical value. Ironically, with this prohibition, cannabis …

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A Vademecum for Prescribing Doctors

Cannabis has been used for centuries for therapeutic purposes. In the last century, the plant was demonized due to its high abuse liability and supposedly insufficient health benefits. However, recent decriminalization policies and new scientific evidence have increased the interest in cannabis therapeutic potential of cannabis and paved the way for the release of marketing …

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Cannabis and Cannabinoids for Chronic Pain

Purpose of review: The purpose of this study was to provide the most up-to-date scientific evidence of the potential analgesic effects, or lack thereof, of the marijuana plant (cannabis) or cannabinoids, and of safety or tolerability of their long-term use. Recent findings: We found that inhaled (smoked or vaporized) cannabis is consistently effective in reducing chronic non-cancer …

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Seth Rogen launched a weed brand, and the site immediately crashed

The actor/filmmaker/stoner and his longtime creative partner, Evan Goldberg, announced the launch of their cannabis company Houseplant on Monday. The name combines the brand’s two main products: “House” goods like ceramic ashtrays and lighters, and weed (plant) strains curated by the two Pineapple Express writers. “If you know anything about me at all, it’s probably …

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Want to Easily Incorporate CBD into Your Daily Regimen? Here’s How

Whether you’re a big fan of CBD wellness products, or have never tried one out before, you’re probably aware that there’s a wide variety to choose from. At times it seems daunting to sift through endless lotions, balms, drops, and oils, not knowing which would be right for your daily routine. Well, look no further …

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Anesthetic considerations in medical cannabis patients

Purpose of review: Growing numbers of patients, consuming cannabinoids admitted to surgery, create a challenge to anesthesia providers. This review provides a summary of recent literature related to cannabis and anesthesia, with specific recommendations to the anesthetic management of medical cannabis consumers. Recent findings: At present, cannabis has found its way to public consensus in many countries …

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Medical Cannabis for Older Patients

Interest in the medicinal use of cannabis and cannabinoids is mounting worldwide. Fueled by enthusiastic media coverage, patients perceive cannabinoids as a natural remedy for many symptoms. Cannabinoid use is of particular interest for older individuals who may experience symptoms such as chronic pain, sleep disturbance, cancer-related symptoms and mood disorders, all of which are …

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Cannabis and cannabinoids in cancer pain management

Purpose of review: An increasing number of patients are turning to cannabis and cannabinoids for management of their palliative and nonpalliative cancer pain and other cancer-related symptoms. Canadians have a legal framework for access to medical cannabis, which provides a unique perspective in a setting lacking robust clinical evidence. This review seeks to delineate the role …

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