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Cannabis-based products associated with chronic pain improvement, review finds

The strongest available evidence is for synthetic and extracted products with high and comparable THC-to-CBD ratios, both of which resulted in improvements in pain severity, according to a systematic review of 18 placebo-controlled trials and seven cohort studies.
7 Jun 2022

Q&A: Cannabis use increasing among older adults

Cannabis use is on the rise among older adults, by almost 50% from 2016 to 2018, even in states where it hasn't been legalized for medicinal or recreational use.
1 Mar 2021

Enrollment in medical cannabis programs increased more than 4-fold from 2016 to 2020

Medical cannabis laws in 35 states and Washington, D.C., expansion in the number of qualifying conditions, and increased enrollment nationally seem to be driving the upward trend.
14 Jun 2022

Weighing benefits, harms of cannabis

Marijuana use has risen, so internists need to understand its real risks as well as its potential clinical uses, such as for chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms.
1 Apr 2019

One-fourth of cancer patients may use cannabis in state where it is legalized

The researchers noted that of the estimated 1.7 million patients in the United States diagnosed with cancer yearly, many will be exposed to increased local availability of cannabis, as well as permissiveness and nonscientific reports suggesting its benefits.
26 Sep 2017

Keeping up with cannabis

This issue also covers psoriatic arthritis, staffing for primary care, and social determinants of health.
1 Apr 2019

Mental health issues, addiction concerns of legal marijuana

Physicians in states that have legalized marijuana should begin to educate and prepare themselves for discussing the perils of recreational use and related illnesses, some of which can be severely debilitating.
1 May 2015

Medical marijuana may help relieve some multiple sclerosis symptoms but has several safety concerns

Certain forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but they do not appear to be helpful in treating drug-induced movements in Parkinson's disease, a review by the American Academy of Neurology found.
29 Apr 2014

Marijuana requests: Relief or ‘permission’?

Fourteen states have legalized medical marijuana. Internists who have issued the controversial prescriptions describe how they sort out legitimate uses from trivial requests.
1 Nov 2010

Register now for ACP's one-day course on pain management in an environment of opioid de-escalation

The virtual course on Tuesday, Oct. 5, will provide education for internists on the latest strategies and best practices in pain management.
21 Sep 2021

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