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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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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How Do Cannabinoid Receptors Affect Motivation to Eat or Exercise?

Physical inactivity is a common factor in lifestyle diseases – and one that is often linked to the excessive consumption of fatty and/or sugary foods. The opposite scenario of excessive physical activity at the expense of caloric intake can also be harmful, as cases of anorexia nervosa illustrate. These scenariosRead …

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Inflammation through Cannabinoids

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The chemical compounds called cannabinoids, found in cannabis and hemp, are also produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions that convert omega-3 fatty acids into cannabinoids that have anti-inflammatory benefits. The findings are published in the

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Cannabidiol May Reduce Intestinal Inflammation

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In this study, published in PLOS ONE, researchers explored the role of cannabidiol for intestinal inflammation. This research looked enteric glial cells (EGC), which plays a fundamental role in the maintenance of gut homeostasis. They assure the correct trophism of vicinal neurons in the myenteric plexus and actively participate inRead …

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Is the New York Times Picking on the Science for CBD?

A recent New York Times article, CBD is Everywhere, But Scientists Still Don’t Know Much About It, paints a picture of snake-oil sales, hyped-up claims and minuscule science. Is that true or a journalistic stretch? The article prompted Today’s Practitioner to dig up two well-researched studies from Cannabis and CannabinoidRead …

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Understanding Cannabinoid Delivery Systems and Clinical Applications

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that cannabinoids are beneficial for a range of clinical conditions, including pain, inflammation, epilepsy, sleep disorders, the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, anorexia, schizophrenia and other conditions. The transformation of cannabinoids from herbal preparations into highly regulated prescription drugs is therefore progressing

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The Endocannabinoid System and Potential Therapeutic Uses in Multiple Sclerosis and other Neuroinflammatory Diseases

Multiple sclerosis is the most common inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, caused by an autoimmune response against myelin that eventually leads to progressive neurodegeneration and disability. Although the knowledge on its underlying neurobiological mechanisms has considerably improved, there is a still unmet need for new treatment options,

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