Affective disorders are among the most debilitating psychiatric conditions and afflict 20% of the population while contributing to significant morbidity and mortality. The association between cannabis use and unipolar depression has been well documented, as individuals with cannabis dependence are almost three times more likely to suffer from depressive disorders than the general population. Those with depressive conditions are in turn twice as likely to use cannabis than the general population. In patients with bipolar depression, much of the same is true.
Medical marijuana skipped the usual phased testing of pharmaceuticals, so questions abound about how to counsel patients as legalization rolls out across the country, speakers said at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting.
Patient interest in medical cannabis treatments has increased in recent years. However, no studies analyzing the use and impact of cannabis in rheumatology patients exist. To help clinicians provide beneficial guidance to patients interested in cannabis therapies, the Canadian Rheumatology Association has issued a position statement. In this slideshow, we highlight the recommendations.
It used to be the stuff of stoner comedies and “Just Say No” campaigns. Today, marijuana is becoming mainstream as voters across the country approve ballot questions for legalization or medical use.
Cannabis use is riding high on a decade-long wave of decriminalization, legalization and unregulated synthetic substitutes.
The Green, a gathering place in New Haven, Connecticut, near Yale University looked like a mass casualty zone, with 70 serious drug overdoses over a period spanning Aug. 15-16, 2018.
A new study shows that molecules involved in our bodies' processing of cannabis, called endocannabinoids, may have the potential to control and prevent intestinal inflammation in mice.
In response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' intent to prioritize prosecution of federal marijuana crimes in states in which such activities have been legalized, Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill in June 2018
At least one person in Illinois has died from synthetic marijuana, and doctors say it may be because of rat poison, according to the Chicago Tribune. Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.
Marijuana now has an accepted medical use. The US Food and Drug Administration announced today, Monday June 25, the approval of the country’s first marijuana-based prescription medication. The drug is called Epidiolex and is a plant-derived oral solution of cannabidiol (CBD)
About 70% of cannabis dispensaries in Colorado in a survey recommended cannabis products for relieving morning sickness in pregnant women, researchers found.
In a New Jersey where recreational marijuana is legal, cannabis could quickly overtake cranberries as the state’s No. 1 cash crop, the centerpiece of a new billion-dollar industry employing thousands.
Patients who use medical marijuana may be more likely to use prescription drugs for both medical and nonmedical purposes, according to results published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine.
Twenty years after California first legalized marijuana use for sick people, "medical marijuana" has become a billion-dollar business so cloaked in emotion that it would be virtually impossible to dismantle.
There is a long and ugly history of white experts lecturing black leaders. I do not want to have any part of that nasty history.