Medical Cannabinoids in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review

Legalization of medical marijuana in many states has led to a widening gap between the accessibility and the evidence for cannabinoids as a medical treatment. Evidence for benefit was strongest for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, with increasing evidence of benefit for epilepsy. At this time, there is insufficient evidence to support use for spasticity, neuropathic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Tourette syndrome. Additional research is needed to evaluate the potential role of medical cannabinoids in children and adolescents

Resident physicians report lack of preparedness for counseling patients on medical cannabis

A recent study from Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, highlights the need for further education among resident physicians in the use of medical cannabis. It found 38% of resident physicians thought medical marijuana was a prescribed substance, while 78% did not know into what category medical cannabis fell within the Controlled…

Adult-use marijuana bill carefully crafted to make new industry, Maine communities safer

Failure to support the proposal will allow flawed aspects of the original referendum to take effect, says Falmouth Rep. Teresa Pierce. Last November, Maine citizens narrowly passed a referendum to legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana. Once that referendum was passed, the Legislature was tasked with the critical, and considerable, responsibility of implementing the…

Topical Medical Cannabis: A New Treatment for Wound Pain-Three Cases of Pyoderma Gangrenosum

The ideal methods of pain relief for wound patients are modalities that are topical, lack systemic side effects, noninvasive, self-administered, and display rapid onset of analgesia. Extracts derived from the cannabis plant have been applied to wounds for thousands of years. The discovery of the human endocannabinoid system and its dominant presence throughout the integumentary system provides a valid and logical scientific platform to consider the use of topical cannabinoids for wounds