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Marijuana Research: Efficacy, Adverse Events, and Snake Oil

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By Christopher Cook Addiction professional. LPC, CADC, CRNP- student, Interventionist, project manager, owner, Director, eval/refer for SUDs/Eating D/o's, 60000 beds referral base
Penny F Whiting, Robert F Wolff, Sohan Deshpande, Marcello Di Nisio, Steven Duffy, Adrian V Hernandez, J Christiaan Keurentjes, Shona Lang, Kate Misso, Steve Ryder, Simone Schmidlkofer, Marie Westwood, Jos Kleijnen
IMPORTANCE: Cannabis and cannabinoid drugs are widely used to treat disease or alleviate symptoms, but their efficacy for specific indications is not clear. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of the benefits and adverse events (AEs) of cannabinoids. DATA SOURCES: Twenty-eight databases from inception to April 2015. STUDY SELECTION: Randomized clinical trials of cannabinoids for the following indications: nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy, appetite stimulation in HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity due to multiple sclerosis or paraplegia, depression, anxiety disorder, sleep disorder, psychosis, glaucoma, or Tourette syndrome...
June 23, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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