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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924878/can-medical-cannabis-break-the-painkiller-epidemic
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Jeremy Hsu
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August 16, 2016: Scientific American
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919478/attitudes-to-cannabis-and-patterns-of-use-among-canadians-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Emma Banwell, Bennis Pavisian, Liesly Lee, Anthony Feinstein
BACKGROUND: Canada has the highest incidence of MS worldwide. Anecdotal evidence reveals that people with MS smoke, ingest or vaporize cannabis for a multiplicity of reasons. With the legal situation in relation to use currently in flux, we undertook a study investigating patterns of use amongst people with MS and their attitudes towards the drug. METHODS: A consecutive sample of people with MS (n=246) attending a neurology (n=118) and a neuropsychiatry (n=107) clinic was enrolled and asked to complete a questionnaire containing demographic, disease and cannabis related variables...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904305/minnesota-pharmacists-and-medical-cannabis-a-survey-of-knowledge-concerns-and-interest-prior-to-program-launch
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Joy Hwang, Tom Arneson, Wendy St Peter
OBJECTIVES: To assess Minnesota pharmacists' preparedness for the state's medical cannabis program in terms of professional competency in policies and regulations and in pharmacotherapy, as well as their concerns and perceptions about the impact on their practice. The secondary objective was to identify pharmacists' perceptions about ways to reduce potential gaps in knowledge. METHODS: A Web-based 14-item questionnaire was distributed to all pharmacists whose email addresses were registered with the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy...
November 2016: P & T: a Peer-reviewed Journal for Formulary Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891693/understanding-and-learning-from-the-diversification-of-cannabis-supply-laws
#4
Beau Kilmer, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prohibitions on producing, distributing and selling cannabis are loosening in various jurisdictions around the world. This paper describes the diversification of cannabis supply laws and discusses the challenges to and opportunities for learning from these changes. METHODS: We document changes in cannabis supply laws that de jure legalized cannabis production for medical and/or non-medical purposes (excluding industrial hemp) in Australasia, Europe, North America and South America...
November 27, 2016: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871617/management-of-cannabis-induced-periodontitis-via-resective-surgical-therapy-a-clinical-report
#5
Fatemeh Momen-Heravi, Philip Kang
BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW: There is a lack of clinical research on the potential effect of cannabis use on the periodontium as well as its effect on treatment outcomes. The aim of this case report is to illustrate the clinical presentation of periodontal disease in a young woman who was a chronic cannabis user, as well as successful treatment involving motivating the patient to quit cannabis use and undergo nonsurgical and surgical therapy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 23-year-old woman sought care at the dental clinic for periodontal treatment...
November 18, 2016: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859024/medical-cannabis-another-piece-in-the-mosaic-of-autoimmunity
#6
D Katz, I Katz, B S Porat-Katz, Y Shoenfeld
Legalization of cannabis' medicinal use is rapidly increasing worldwide, raising the need to evaluate medical implications of cannabis. Currently evidence supports cannabis and its active ingredients as an immune-modulating agents, affecting T-cells, B-cells, Monocytes and Microglia-cells, causing an overall reduction in pro-inflammatory cytokine expression and an increase in anti-inflammatory cytokines. Due to the supporting evidence of cannabinoids as an immune-modulating agent, research focusing on cannabinoids and autoimmunity has emerged...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857243/medicinal-cannabis-moving-the-debate-forward
#7
Giles Newton-Howes, Sam McBride
There has been increased interest in cannabis as a medicine both nationally and internationally. Internationally, cannabis is accepted as a medication for a variety of purposes in a variety of legal guises and this, associated with anecdotes of the utility of cannabis as medication has led for calls for it to be 'medicalised' in New Zealand. This viewpoint discusses the issues associated with this approach to accessing cannabis and some of the difficulties that may be associated with it. It is important doctors are at the forefront of the debate surrounding medicalised cannabis...
November 18, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836813/risk-of-pain-medication-misuse-after-spinal-cord-injury-the-role-of-substance-use-personality-and-depression
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Jillian M R Clark, Yue Cao, James S Krause
: Our purpose was to identify risk of pain medication misuse (PMM) among participants with spinal cord injury (SCI) by examining associations with multiple sets of risk factors including demographic and injury characteristics, pain experiences, frequency of pain medication use, substance use, personality, and depressive symptoms. Risk of PMM was defined by a cut-off score equal to or greater than 30 as measured by the Pain Medication Questionnaire (PMQ) and examined in 1,619 adults with traumatic SCI of at least 1-year duration who reported at least one painful condition and use of prescription pain medication using a cross-sectional design...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834103/interventions-to-improve-lifestyle-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-concurrent-mental-illness-and-substance-use
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Anette Juel, Christina Blanner Kristiansen, Nikolaj Juul Madsen, Povl Munk-Jørgensen, Peter Hjorth
BACKGROUND: Patients with co-existence of psychiatric disorders and substance use have an increased risk of premature death. This is attributable to a higher prevalence of physical comorbidities and a lifestyle related to substance use. Furthermore, they experience low quality-of-life (QoL). Studies addressing lifestyle interventions for these patients are warranted. AIMS: To investigate the physical health and QoL in patients with co-existence of psychiatric disorders and substance use, and to analyse for changes in their (a) health, (b) substance use, and (c) QoL after a 24-month health-promotion programme...
November 11, 2016: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833768/stroke-from-vasospasm-due-to-marijuana-use-can-cannabis-synergistically-with-other-medications-trigger-cerebral-vasospasm
#10
Marium Jamil, Atif Zafar, Syed Adeel Faizi, Ifrah Zawar
We present a case of imaging proven cerebral vasospasm causing ischemic stroke in a young patient chronically on buprenorphine-naloxone for heroin remission who started smoking cannabis on a daily basis. With cannabis legalization spreading across the states in the USA, it is important for physicians not only to be aware of cannabis reported association with cerebral vasospasm in some patients but also to be on the lookout for possible interacting medications that can synergistically affect cerebral vessels causing debilitating strokes...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832442/cannabinoids-in-the-management-of-musculoskeletal-or-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, Winfried Häuser
The endocannabinoid system impacts pain and inflammation with potential for therapeutic effect on patients with rheumatic diseases. The current treatment options include the herbal product derived from the plant Cannabis sativa, as well as pharmaceutical preparations. The legalization of medicinal cannabis (marijuana) in many jurisdictions and widespread public advocacy has propelled an interest in use either by prescription or self-medication. In this review, we examine current evidence for efficacy and adverse effects of any cannabinoid product in rheumatic conditions...
December 2016: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816801/medical-cannabis-and-mental-health-a-guided-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Zach Walsh, Raul Gonzalez, Kim Crosby, Michelle S Thiessen, Chris Carroll, Marcel O Bonn-Miller
This review considers the potential influences of the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP) on areas of interest to mental health professionals, with foci on adult psychopathology and assessment. We identified 31 articles relating to the use of CTP and mental health, and 29 review articles on cannabis use and mental health that did not focus on use for therapeutic purposes. Results reflect the prominence of mental health conditions among the reasons for CTP use, and the relative dearth of high-quality evidence related to CTP in this context, thereby highlighting the need for further research into the harms and benefits of medical cannabis relative to other therapeutic options...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Psychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804883/pros-and-cons-of-medical-cannabis-use-by-people-with-chronic-brain-disorders
#13
Uma Suryadevara, Dawn M Bruijnzeel, Meena Nuthi, Darin A Jagnarine, Rajiv Tandon, Adriaan W Bruijnzeel
BACKGROUND: Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world and there is growing concern about the mental health effects of cannabis use. These concerns are at least partly due to the strong increase in recreational and medical cannabis use and the rise in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels. Cannabis is widely used to self-medicate by older people and people with brain disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia...
October 31, 2016: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799014/effect-of-marijuana-use-on-thyroid-function-and-autoimmunity
#14
Sonali Malhotra, Rubina A Heptulla, Peter Homel, Roja Motaghedi
BACKGROUND: Marijuana is legalized for medical use in 24 states and for recreational use in 5. However, effects of marijuana use on thyroid function and autoimmunity are unknown. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) conducted between 2007 and 2012 to assess the effects of marijuana on thyroid function and autoimmunity in users. We included 5280 adults ages 18 to 69 years, who responded to questions related to marijuana use and had laboratory results related to thyroid parameters...
December 5, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798073/drugged-drivers-blood-concentrations-in-england-and-wales-prior-to-the-introduction-of-per-se-limits
#15
Brian Rooney, Goncalo Jorge Gouveia, Neville Isles, Lynda Lawrence, Tara Brodie, Zorana Grahovac, Mark Chamberlain, Gavin Trotter
This report details the blood concentration of drugs found in motorists suspected of driving under the influence of drugs from 2010 to 2012 in England and Wales. This study was carried out as new legislation has come into place, setting fixed blood concentration limits for drugs in motorists. These include a cannabis (Δ9-THC) blood concentration of 2 µg/L, amphetamine 250 µg/L, benzoylecgonine (BZE) 50 µg/L, cocaine 10 µg/L, 6-monoacetylmorphine 5 µg/L, morphine 80 µg/L, diazepam 550 µg/L and methadone 500 µg/L...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797687/pseudo-underage-assessment-of-compliance-with-identification-regulations-at-retail-marijuana-outlets-in-colorado
#16
David B Buller, W Gill Woodall, Robert Saltz, Randall Starling
OBJECTIVE: Four states are creating a regulated industry for the retail sale of cannabis products. This pilot study assessed refusal rates of sales to underage-appearing individuals without valid identification (ID) at retail outlets in Colorado. METHOD: State-licensed retail marijuana outlets (n = 20) in Colorado were included in the sample. Pseudo-underage assessment teams of a buyer and an observer visited each retail outlet once between 11 A.M. and 5 P.M. on four weekdays in August 2015...
November 2016: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794547/national-and-northern-new-england-opioid-prescribing-patterns-2013-2014
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Adam R Toth, Carl J Possidente, Linda M Sawyer, Mark A DiParlo, Gilbert J Fanciullo
: OBJECTIVE : To evaluate current opioid prescribing patterns nationally and regionally across several northern New England states and compare with prescription data on an institutional level over a two-year period, between 2013 and 2014. DESIGN, SETTING, AND SUBJECTS:  The IMS Health National Prescription Audit (NPA) database was used to obtain prescription data from US retail pharmacies between 2013 and 2014. METHODS:  Our study compared noninjectable opioid dispensing between two time periods: January-June 2013 and July-December 2014...
October 29, 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793174/medical-cannabis-use-in-canada-vapourization-and-modes-of-delivery
#18
Samantha Shiplo, Mark Asbridge, Scott T Leatherdale, David Hammond
BACKGROUND: The mode of medical cannabis delivery-whether cannabis is smoked, vapourized, or consumed orally-may have important implications for its therapeutic efficacy and health risks. However, there is very little evidence on current patterns of use among Canadian medical cannabis users, particularly with respect to modes of delivery. The current study examined modes of medical cannabis delivery following regulatory changes in 2014 governing how Canadians access medical cannabis. METHODS: A total of 364 approved adult Canadian medical cannabis users completed an online cross-sectional survey between April and June 2015...
October 29, 2016: Harm Reduction Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790151/the-impact-of-opium-consumption-on-blood-glucose-serum-lipids-and-blood-pressure-and-related-mechanisms
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REVIEW
Hamid Najafipour, Ahmad Beik
Aim: Substance abuse has become a universal crisis in our modern age. Among illegal substances, opium and its derivatives have been ranked second in terms of usage after cannabis in the world. In many Asian regions, the use of opium enjoys a high social acceptance; hence, some common people and even medical practitioners believe that opium lowers blood glucose and pressure and treat dyslipidemia. How much this belief is scientifically justified? Method: The results of available studies on both humans and animals searched in different search engines up to mid-2016 were integrated (78 articles)...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779447/routine-drug-screening-for-patients-in-the-emergency-department-of-a-state-psychiatric-hospital-a-naturalistic-cohort-study
#20
Anatoly Margolis, Paola Rosca, Rena Kurs, Sharon R Sznitman, Alexander Grinshpoon
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the proportion of drug users among patients with mental disorders who attended the emergency department of one major psychiatric hospital in Northern Israel, the most frequent psychiatric diagnoses associated with drug use, and the impact of confirmed drug use on hospital admission. We hypothesized that the proportion of individuals with positive urine drug test results presenting at the psychiatric emergency department during the study period would be 20% to 30%...
July 2016: Journal of Dual Diagnosis
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