Medical Schools Including Cannabis Content In Their Curriculum

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PENNSYLVANIA: A growing percentage of colleges of pharmacy are instituting medical cannabis training as part of their curriculum, according to survey data published in the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh contacted 140 US schools of pharmacy regarding whether they include medical cannabis-related topics in their curriculum. Among respondents, 62 percent reported Read the full article…

Case Report: Daily CBD Administration Associated With Remission Of Schizophrenic Symptoms

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GERMANY: The adjunctive use of cannabidiol is associated with a remission in schizophrenic symptoms in a patient previously unresponsive to conventional treatment, according to a case report published in the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. Investigators from the University of Leipzig in Germany assessed the use of twice-daily dosing of 750mg of CBD in conjunction with clozapine Read the full article…

Thousands Of Peer-Reviewed Studies Specific To Medical Cannabis Have Been Published Over Past Decade

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ISRAEL: The total number of peer-reviewed scientific papers dedicated to cannabis, and the therapeutic use of cannabis in particular, has increased exponentially in recent years, according to data published the journal Population Health Management. Israeli researchers assessed trends in the number of scientific publications specific to cannabis as compared to all scientific publications during the years 2000 to 2017. They reported: Read the full article…

Patients Frequently Turning To Cannabis To Treat Symptoms Of Sickle Cell Disease

finding that is consistent with reports from other cohorts of chronic pain patients.

CONNECTICUT: Medical cannabis use is relatively common among patients with sickle cell disease, according to survey data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Investigators at Yale University conducted an anonymous questionnaire among 58 patients with the disease. Forty-two percent of respondents reported having used cannabis within the past two years, and 31 percent reported having used it Read the full article…

Patients Dramatically Reduce Their Opioid Use Following Cannabis Access

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CANADA: Pain patients enrolled in Canada’s legal medical cannabis access program significantly reduce their use of opioids over the long-term, according to longitudinal data provided by Tilray Canada Ltd - one of the nation’s largest, licensed provider of medicinal marijuana products. Investigators assessed opioid use patterns in a cohort of 573 patients using Tilray-provided products. Among those patients who acknowledged Read the full article…

Patients Use Fewer Opioids Following Enrollment In Medical Cannabis Program

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NEW YORK:  Patients enrolled in New York state’s medical cannabis program reduce their use of opioids and spend less money on prescription medications, according to data published online in the journal Mental Health Clinician. Investigators from GPI Clinical Research labs in Rochester and the University of Buffalo assessed trends in patients’ medical cannabis and prescription drug use following Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation Among Patients Hospitalized For Heart Failure

Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation Among Patients Hospitalized For Heart Failure

NEW YORK: Cannabis exposure is associated with lower instances of atrial fibrillation (arrhythmia) in patients hospitalized for heart failure, according to data published in the American Journal of Cardiology. A team of investigators from Seton Hall University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and elsewhere assessed the relationship between cannabis exposure and atrial fibrillation in a cohort of nearly four million Read the full article…

Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

"Marijuana use did not have a significant association with serum creatinine, eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate), or odds of having stage 2 or greater chronic kidney disease," they concluded.

MASSACHUSETTS: The cumulative use of cannabis is not associated with adverse effects on kidney function, according to clinical data published in The American Journal of Medicine. Harvard investigators assessed the relationship between marijuana use and renal function in a cohort of 13,995 adults between the ages of 18 and 59. Current marijuana users possessed no significant differences in any Read the full article…

New Study: Marijuana Smoke Exposure Not Linked To Poor Lung Health

Study: Marijuana Smoke Exposure Not Linked To Poor Lung Health

COLORADO:  Long-term exposure to cannabis smoke is not associated with significant adverse effects on pulmonary function, according to clinical data published in the journal Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. A team of investigators led by researchers at the Colorado School of Public Health assessed the relationship between marijuana use and respiratory function in a cohort of 2,300 subjects ages Read the full article…

Can CBD Dog Treats Help Ease your Dog’s Pain and Anxiety?

Hemp-based CBD Dog Biscuits Available from Colorado Dog Company

COLORADO: It’s difficult to watch our pets age. They provide so much unconditional love and support, we can’t imagine living our lives without them. As we watch them age, we can’t help but recall their younger years as puppies, when they would bounce and frolic about. While we can’t bring back our dog’s youth, we can Read the full article…