Cannabis

Low doses of widely consumed cannabinoids (cannabidiol and cannabidivarin) cause DNA damage and chromosomal aberrations in human-derived cells.

Abstract Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidivarin (CBDV) are natural cannabinoids which are consumed in increasing amounts worldwide in cannabis extracts, as they prevent epilepsy, anxiety, and seizures. It was claimed that they may be useful in cancer therapy and have anti-inflammatory properties. Adverse long-term effects of… Read More »Low doses of widely consumed cannabinoids (cannabidiol and cannabidivarin) cause DNA damage and chromosomal aberrations in human-derived cells.

Could medical cannabis be the new THALIDOMIDE? Fears of a crisis as doctors consider doling marijuana-based medicines out to pregnant mothers despite evidence the drug can damage foetuses

Pressure to loosen NHS guidelines on medical cannabis use is growing in the UK The British Medical Journal warned that widespread use could lead to disaster  The potential crisis was compared to the thalidomide scandal of the 50s and 60s By GUY ADAMS FOR THE DAILY… Read More »Could medical cannabis be the new THALIDOMIDE? Fears of a crisis as doctors consider doling marijuana-based medicines out to pregnant mothers despite evidence the drug can damage foetuses

Medicinal cannabis for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: prescribing with limited evidence

Med J Aust || doi: 10.5694/mja17.01099 bPublished online: 12 November 2018 Although medicinal cannabis can now be prescribed for CINV, high quality clinical trial evidence is required to determine its efficacy and safety Access to medicinal cannabis in Australia is a rapidly evolving and controversial field that is… Read More »Medicinal cannabis for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting: prescribing with limited evidence

One Month of Cannabis Abstinence in Adolescents and Young Adults Is Associated With Improved Memory

J Clin Psychiatry 2018;79(6):17m11977m 10.4088/JCP.17m11977 © Copyright 2018 Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc. Objective: Associations between adolescent cannabis use and poor neurocognitive functioning have been reported from cross-sectional studies that cannot determine causality. Prospective designs can assess whether extended cannabis abstinence has a beneficial effect on cognition.… Read More »One Month of Cannabis Abstinence in Adolescents and Young Adults Is Associated With Improved Memory

Medical cannabis products ‘will drive patients to addiction and crime’ and turn doctors into drug dealers, warn experts in scathing letter

Cannabis oil will become available on the NHS next Thursday, November 1  A group of 166 pain consultants has written a letter slating the plans They say it is being done for political reasons, not based on medical advice And patients are already demanding cannabis,… Read More »Medical cannabis products ‘will drive patients to addiction and crime’ and turn doctors into drug dealers, warn experts in scathing letter