Medical cannabis can help alleviate adverse events from cancer treatment, like vomiting, nausea, appetite loss, and sleeping difficulty, explained Eloise Theisen, RN, MSN, AGPCNP-BC.
Cannabis ( Cannabis sativa/indica), also known as marijuana, has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for millennia.
Cannabis has been widely used as a medicinal agent in Eastern medicine with earliest evidence in ancient Chinese practice dating back to 2700 BC.
The authors investigated the indications for cannabis prescription in the Netherlands and assessed its efficacy and side effects.
Currently, medical cannabis polices are experiencing rapid changes, and an increasing number of nations around the world legalize medical cannabis for certain groups of patients, including those in Serbia.
Insufficient management of cancer-associated chronic and neuropathic pain adversely affects patient quality of life.
This study was to provide the most up-to-date scientific evidence of the potential analgesic effects, or lack thereof, of the marijuana plant
Interest in the medicinal use of cannabis and cannabinoids is mounting worldwide.
A comprehensive assessment of cannabis use by patients with cancer has not previously been reported. In this study, we aimed to characterize patient perspectives about cannabis and its use.
Medical cannabis in the treatment of cancer pain and spastic conditions and options of drug delivery in clinical practice
The use of cannabis for medical purposes has been recently legalised in many countries including the Czech Republic. As a result, there is increased interest on the part of physicians and patients in many aspects of its application. This mini review briefly covers the main active substances of the cannabis plant and mechanisms of action.