Education for Professionals

Can Topical Cannabis Heal Wounds?

Topical cannabis is perhaps one of the most underrated uses of the herb. Topical cannabis refers to balms, lotions, creams, oils, and salves that are applied directly to the skin. But, can topical cannabis really heal wounds? Recently, case study research suggests that topical cannabis may be valuable in treating...Read More »


Cannabis in Place of Opioids? Experts at World Medical Cannabis Conference Make the Argument

At a recent expo, physicians and cannabis experts had a discussion on the potential of replacing opioids with cannabis for pain management.

A panel of cannabis experts and medical professionals discussed cannabis’ potential as a safer and more effective alternative to opioids...Read More »


Doctors: Flow Chart to Use Cannabis to Taper Off Opioids

Here you will find Dr. Smith’s opioid tapering flow chart, which he is discussing today. It is posted below.

 

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How Cannabidiol (CBD) Works for Treating Anxiety

By Jeremy Kossen

This article describes the way that CBD acts on a person’s brain, and how this may be effective for treating anxiety. Many people suffer from anxiety, but most solutions available are highly addictive or do have undesirable side-effects. Could CBD be the answer?

While we don’t normally think...Read More »


Methods of Cannabis Consumption

By United Patient’s Group

This easy guide is intended to help patients and caregivers understand the different method of administration of medical marijuana, so that they can make...Read More »


Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs

Review by Prakash Nagarkatti, Rupal Pandey, Sadiye Amcaoglu Rieder, Venkatesh L Hegde, and Mitzi Nagarkatti

An examination into the possible use of cannabinoids as a new class of anti-inflammatory agents.

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11 key findings from one of the most comprehensive reports ever on the health effects of marijuana

By Kevin Loria

Abstract: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has released an up-to-date look at what all available research on cannabis tells us.

The change in attitudes toward cannabis and in legal access to marijuana around the US over the past several years is staggering.

As of last fall,...Read More »


Cannabinoids and Chronic Inflammatory Conditions

Dr. Gregory L. Smith, M.D., M.P.H.

Cannabis has been used to treat inflammatory conditions for millennia. Salves and ointments made from cannabis are discussed in Chinese medical texts from 2700 B.C.E.  At the turn of the 20th century there were hundreds of patent medicine elixirs made from cannabis used to treat...Read More »


Recommended Websites for Medical Professionals

Ernest Schuck

 

Here you will find a list of links to websites which are useful for medical professionals in the cannabis field, or who would like to learn more about cannabis in medicine.

 

American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine

www.aacmsite.org

  • Focused on exchanging clinical and research info on...Read More »

Nurses Need for Updating Current Knowledge

ABSTRACT
Nurses should be aware of how changes to the healthcare system, namely, the introduction of medical cannabis, will impact their practice. Laws, patient use and adding to our medical knowledge are but some of the recent developments.

Medical Cannabis continues to be legalized in one state after another across the...Read More »


Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Cannabis dispensaries developed out of cannabis collectives in the 80’s and 90’s to help patients with severe conditions and late-stage cancers. At that time, these very disabled people would not have been able to grow and process the cannabis medication themselves.

Over time, and with the passage of medical cannabis law,...Read More »