Four Articles: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Use in Palliative Care, Open Access until May 6, 2019

Patients are aware that medical cannabis and cannabinoid derivatives are available to treat pain and symptoms. However, the medical literature to guide palliative medicine physicians in recommending cannabis and cannabinoid use is not yet well developed. The Journal of Palliative Care, David Casarett, MD, Guest Editor and Chief of Palliative CareRead …

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Interaction of Neurotransmitters and Neurochemicals with Lymphocytes, including the Endocannabinoid System

Neurotransmitters and neurochemicals

Neurotransmitters and neurochemicals can act on lymphocytes by binding to receptors expressed by lymphocytes. This review describes lymphocyte expression of receptors for a selection of neurotransmitters and neurochemicals, the anatomical locations where lymphocytes can interact with neurotransmitters, and the effects of the neurotransmitters on lymphocyte function. Implications for health andRead …

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Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis in Elderly Patients: A Retrospective Review in a Neurological Outpatient Setting

Medical Cannabis in Elderly Patients

As more states legalize medical cannabis, clinicians are seeking more information on how it may affect elderly populations for chronic conditions associated with aging. In this study, published in the journal Neurology, researchers evaluated medical cannabis’ (MC) efficacy and adverse effects (AE) in patients 75 years of age or older.Read …

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The Endocannabinoid System and the Gut

“The brain and the gut speak the same language” (1) Ethan Russo, MD, Renown Cannabinoid Scientist The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a network of receptors and enzymes that are spread throughout the body. This system can interact with one’s own cannabinoids (endogenous or endocannabinoids) because of substances found in natureRead …

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on Public Hearing for Cannabis-containing and Cannabis-derived Products

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 Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to advance agency’s continued evaluation of potential regulatory pathways for cannabis-containing and cannabis-derived products In recent years, we’ve seen a growing interest in the development of therapies and other FDA-regulated consumer products derived from cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) and itsRead …

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