Medical cannabis laws in 35 states and Washington, D.C., expansion in the number of qualifying conditions, and increased enrollment nationally seem to be driving the upward trend.
14 Jun 2022
Cannabis use is on the rise among older adults, by almost 50% from 2016 to 2018, even in states where it hasn't been legalized for medicinal or recreational use.
1 Mar 2021
The strongest available evidence is for synthetic and extracted products with high and comparable THC-to-CBD ratios, both of which resulted in improvements in pain severity, according to a systematic review of 18 placebo-controlled trials and seven cohort studies.
7 Jun 2022
Marijuana use has risen, so internists need to understand its real risks as well as its potential clinical uses, such as for chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms.
1 Apr 2019
The researchers noted that of the estimated 1.7 million patients in the United States diagnosed with cancer yearly, many will be exposed to increased local availability of cannabis, as well as permissiveness and nonscientific reports suggesting its benefits.
26 Sep 2017
The Drug Enforcement Administration is requiring eight hours of training related to substance use disorder treatment, sending clinicians scurrying to their continuing education providers for help.
1 May 2023
In a phase 3 randomized controlled trial, both six- and 12-week courses of cytisinicline, an investigational drug, led to higher rates of continuous smoking abstinence compared with placebo.
18 Jul 2023
Physicians in states that have legalized marijuana should begin to educate and prepare themselves for discussing the perils of recreational use and related illnesses, some of which can be severely debilitating.
1 May 2015
This issue also covers psoriatic arthritis, staffing for primary care, and social determinants of health.
1 Apr 2019
Certain forms of medical marijuana can help treat some symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), but they do not appear to be helpful in treating drug-induced movements in Parkinson's disease, a review by the American Academy of Neurology found.
29 Apr 2014