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Medical oncologists’ views on the utility of medical cannabis across the cancer trajectory

In this nationally representative sample of US oncologists, 83% reported medical cannabis to be potentially beneficial near the end of life. In contrast, only a minority reported it to be beneficial during early stage cancer (33%) or cancer survivorship (26%)

Cannabinoids: a new approach for pain control?

There is a gap between the day-to-day practice and the so-called evidence-based medicine. To impose double standards in terms of medical practice is no longer acceptable

Cannabis, a potential treatment option in pediatric IBD? Still a long way to go

Cannabis might potentially be a treatment option in pediatric IBD in addition to conventional treatment. However, to what extent cannabis acts as an immunomodulating agent or just enhances a general feeling of well-being is unclear currently

Medical cannabis: no NHS patients have benefited from law change, say campaigners

Very few UK patients have gained access to previously illegal cannabis based medicinal products since doctors were given permission to prescribe them in November 2018, and patients are complaining

Pain-relief as a motivation for cannabis use among young adult users with and without chronic pain

Due to its affordability and accessibility in states that have legalized use, cannabis may be the substance of choice for self-management of symptoms among young adults experiencing pain

Development of a validated method for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of cannabinoids

A UHPLC-UV method for cannabinoids in plant and resin has been validated

World Health Organization recommends rescheduling cannabis, provides clarity on CBD

Member states of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) received the World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence’s (ECDD) cannabis recommendations, which had been expected in December, Marijuana Business Daily has learned

Pills to pot

Observational analyses of cannabis substitution among medical cannabis users with chronic pain

Nearly half of medical cannabis users stop taking other prescription drugs thanks to cannabis

Many cannabis advocates argue that medicinal cannabis can be used as an alternative to more dangerous prescription medications

Why are so many seniors using cannabis?

Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs