Volume 1

Medical Cannabis Improves Pain in Palliative Care

In a survey of 101 patients from a single ambulatory palliative care practice inGeorgia with medical cannabis cards, 96% believed that cannabis was important forpain management, researchers reported in the Journal of Palliative Medicine.In addition, a majority of those patients with cancer reported cannabis as beingimportant for cancer cure (59%). A majority of the patients […]

Association Is Not Causation in Cannabis Research

“There is no research on cannabis” is a myth conception frequently encountered. Yet, while stating there is no research on cannabis, many sources are still willing toinfer causality and contend that cannabis is both the cause of and answer to various health problems. A search for “cannabis” on the Web of Science yields more than […]

CBD May Increase Life Expectancy in Glioblastoma Multiforme

Adjunctive use of plant-derived cannabidiol was associated with improved life expectancy in patients with glioblastoma multiforme, according to a case series published in Anticancer Research. The study included 9 patients who were given a daily CBD dose of 400 mg in addition to standard treatment with maximal resection followed by radiochemotherapy. At the time of […]

An Update on Vaping Safety

Millions of people regularly vape cannabis products. My original 2015 article (page 26) was written as the vape pen market began to increase dramatically. At the time,the significant issues were hardware that was prone to overheating, cutting agents that released formaldehyde-releasing agents when heated, and inaccurate labels. The problems remain largely the same, with additives […]

A History of Cannabis Use in Women’s Health

Cannabis has played a role in women’s health for thousands of years, as described in a historical review by Ethan Russo, MD.1 The earliest references of cannabis use for female medical conditions date back as early as the 7th century bce from Mesopotamia. These early manuscripts describe use of azallû—a mixture of hemp seed and […]