Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome

Orrin Devinsky, M.D., J. Helen Cross, Ph.D., F.R.C.P.C.H., Linda Laux, M.D., Eric Marsh, M.D., Ian Miller, M.D., Rima Nabbout, M.D., Ingrid E. Scheffer, M.B., B.S., Ph.D., Elizabeth A. Thiele, M.D., Ph.D., and Stephen Wright, M.D., for the Cannabidiol in Dravet Continue reading Trial of Cannabidiol for Drug-Resistant Seizures in the Dravet Syndrome

Cannabis as Stigmatized Medicine

In a article published in the February 2013, Harm Reduction Journal  entitled, “Perceptions of cannabis as a stigmatized medicine: a qualitative descriptive study” authors Joan L Bottorff, Laura JL Bissell, Lynda G Balneaves, John L Oliffe, N Rielle Capler and Jane Buxton, state, “Experiences of stigma among those with illness and the Continue reading Cannabis as Stigmatized Medicine

Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use In Medicare Part D

In a study by Ashley C. Bradford1 and W. David Bradford2, out of the University of Georgia, it was shown that “national overall reductions in Medicare program and enrollee spending when states implemented medical marijuana laws were estimated to be $165.2 million per year Continue reading Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use In Medicare Part D

McLean Hospital Study Finds That Medical Marijuana Use May Improve Cognitive Performance

A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Executive Function   Preliminary evidence from a new study led by McLean Hospital’s Staci Gruber, PhD, director of the Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program, suggests that medical marijuana Continue reading McLean Hospital Study Finds That Medical Marijuana Use May Improve Cognitive Performance

Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Analgesic Overdose Mortality in the United States, 1999-2010

In a 2014 report of a study conducted by Marcus A. Bachhuber, MD; Brendan Saloner, PhD; Chinazo O. Cunningham, MD, MS to “determine the association between the presence of state medical cannabis laws and opioid analgesic overdose mortality,” they wrote, “increased access to medical cannabis may reduce Continue reading Medical Cannabis Laws and Opioid Analgesic Overdose Mortality in the United States, 1999-2010