Tag: medical cannabis

CBD’s Role in Acute Pain Relief Tied to Patient Expectations

The pain-relieving effects of cannabidiol (CBD) may be linked to its influence on affective processes, new research shows. In a pilot study, investigators from the...

Cannabis for Migraine Strongly Linked to Rebound Headache

Patients with chronic migraine who turn to cannabis to relieve headache pain may be setting themselves up for medication overuse headache, preliminary research suggests, although...

Opioid Use Common for Pain in Multiple Sclerosis

With chronic pain common among people with multiple sclerosis (MS), approximately 20% of patients report opioid use ― despite warnings that the drugs are generally...

Gastroenterologists Split on Less Pay for More Life Balance

Work-life balance was the top concern by far among gastroenterologists, according to responses in the Medscape Gastroenterologist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout Report 2021. Gastroenterologists were...

FDA, Researchers Still in the Weeds on Cannabis, CBD, and Gender

The results of the election still remain murky, but with an additional five states legalizing medicinal or recreational cannabis use last month voters have sent a...

CBD Users May Test Positive for Marijuana on Urine Drug Screen

A new study discounts the assumption that people who use hemp-derived products will test negative for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The small...

Pain Pill Abuse Higher in Adolescent CBD Oil Users

Adolescent users of cannabidiol (CBD) oil are far more likely to engage in risk-taking behaviors ― such as illegally taking prescription pain medications ― than...

Frequent Cannabis Use in Depression Tripled Over Past Decade

Not only are individuals with depression at significantly higher risk for cannabis use compared with those without depression, this trend has increased dramatically over the...

No Evidence of Heart Benefits, but Potential Harms

Evidence for a link between cannabis use and cardiovascular health remains unsupported, and the potential risks outweigh any potential benefits, according to a scientific statement...

CBD as Treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder?

Perhaps counterintuitively, treatment with prescription-grade cannabidiol (CBD), an extract of cannabis, may help individuals with cannabis use disorder to cut back on use, new research...

New Insight into Neurobehavioral Effects of Legalized Cannabis

Researchers have published one of the first studies to characterize the association between the consumption of legal cannabis and subsequent pharmacologic and neurobehavioral outcomes, with...

New Data Back Use of Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy, Pain, Anxiety

In one study, patients with epilepsy who used medical cannabis were nearly half as likely to have needed an emergency department visit within the last...