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Clinical Evidence of Magistral Preparations Based on Medicinal Cannabis, Sara Arias et al., 2021

Clinical Evidence of Magistral Preparations Based on Medicinal Cannabis Sara Arias, Marta Leon, Diego Jaimes and Rosa-Helena Bustos Pharmaceuticals, 2021, 14, 78, 1-13. Doi :10.3390/ph14020078   Abstract : Cannabis has been widely used as a medicinal plant for millennia; however, studies related to its main components were first conducted in 1960. Subsequently, laboratories have produced new components and structures related to its active biological properties. Countries that have approved the medicinal use of cannabis impose regulations that govern its clinical and scientific use. One means of administering medicinal cannabis is via a magistral preparation that must have a medical prescription and be prepared in an establishment [...]

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Cannabis-Based Oral Formulations for Medical Purposes : Preparation, Quality and Stability, Francesca Baratta et al., 2021

Cannabis-Based Oral Formulations for Medical Purposes : Preparation, Quality and Stability Francesca Baratta, Marco Simiele, Irene Pignata, Lorenzo Ravetto Enri, Antonio D’Avolio, Riccardo Torta, Anna De Luca, Massimo Collino and Paola Brusa Pharmaceuticals, 2021, 14, 171, 1-13. Doi : 10.3390/ph14020171   Abstract : Current legislation in Italy provides that medical Cannabis may be administered orally or by inhalation. One of the fundamental criteria for the administration of oral formulations is that they deliver a known consistent quantity of the active ingredients to ensure uniform therapies leading to the optimisation of the risks/benefits. In 2018, our group developed an improved Cannabis oil extraction technique. The objective of [...]

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Cannabis sativa L. as a Natural Drug Meeting the Criteria of a Multitarget Approach to Treatment, Anna Stasiłowicz et al., 2021

Cannabis sativa L. as a Natural Drug Meeting the Criteria of a Multitarget Approach to Treatment Anna Stasiłowicz, Anna Tomala, Irma Podolak and Judyta Cielecka-Piontek International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2021, 22, 778. Doi : 10.3390/ijms22020778 Abstract : Cannabis sativa L. turned out to be a valuable source of chemical compounds of various structures, showing pharmacological activity. The most important groups of compounds include phytocannabinoids and terpenes. The pharmacological activity of Cannabis (in epilepsy, sclerosis multiplex (SM), vomiting and nausea, pain, appetite loss, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), Parkinson’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, schizophrenia, glaucoma, and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)), which has been proven so far, results [...]

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Potential Pharmacokinetic Drug-Drug Interactions between Cannabinoids and Drugs Used for Chronic Pain, Marta Vázquez et al., 2020,

Potential Pharmacokinetic Drug-Drug Interactions between Cannabinoids and Drugs Used for Chronic Pain Marta Vázquez, Natalia Guevara, Cecilia Maldonado, Paulo Cáceres Guido, and Paula Schaiquevich Hindawi, BioMed Research International, 2020, Article ID 3902740, 9 pages Doi : 10.1155/2020/3902740 Choosing an appropriate treatment for chronic pain remains problematic, and despite the available medication for its treatment, still, many patients complain about pain and appeal to the use of cannabis derivatives for pain control. However, few data have been provided to clinicians about the pharmacokinetic drug-drug interactions of cannabinoids with other concomitant administered medications. Therefore, the aim of this brief review is to assess the interactions between [...]

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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome : A Case Report and Discussion Regarding Patients with Concurrent Disorders, Stephen Lee-Cheong et al., 2020,

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome : A Case Report and Discussion Regarding Patients with Concurrent Disorders Stephen Lee-Cheong, Amrita Grewal, Lukas Hestvik, Reza Rafizadeh, and Christian Schütz The Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 2020, 73, (4), 290-293   INTRODUCTION In October 2018, Canada legalized the nonmedical use of cannabis. Usage has traditionally been high in Canada, and after legalization, self-reported use increased from 14% to 18%.1 Given this increased usage, it is important to understand the adverse effects of cannabis. Here, we focus on a less well-recognized consequence, cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), first described in 2004.2 It may be seen more often in jurisdictions where cannabis is legalized; [...]

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Cannabinoids Promising for Improving Appetite, Behavior in Dementia, Pauline Anderson, Medscape Medical News, 2021

Cannabinoids Promising for Improving Appetite, Behavior in Dementia Pauline Anderson Medscape Medical News © March 19, 2021 For patients with dementia, cannabinoids may be a promising intervention for treating neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) and the refusing of food, new research suggests. Results of a systematic literature review showed that cannabinoids were associated with reduced agitation, longer sleep, and lower NPS. They were also linked to increased meal consumption and weight gain. Refusing food is a common problem for patients with dementia, often resulting in worsening sleep, agitation, and mood, study investigator Niraj Asthana, MD, a second-year resident in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, told [...]

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An Analysis of Over-the-Counter Cannabidiol Products in the United Kingdom, Jonathan Paul Liebling et al., 2020

An Analysis of Over-the-Counter Cannabidiol Products in the United Kingdom Jonathan Paul Liebling, Nicholas James Clarkson, Blair William Gibbs, Andrew Stephen Yates, and Saoirse Elizabeth O’Sullivan Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2020, 1-7. DOI: 10.1089/can.2019.0078   Abstract Introduction : Over-the-counter cannabidiol (CBD) products have seen unprecedented recent growth in the United Kingdom. However, analysis of these predominantly unregulated products from other countries tells us that they are often mislabeled or contain unlabeled and potentially dangerous chemicals. Thus, the aim of the present study was to analyze CBD oils available in the United Kingdom. Materials and Methods: Phytocannabinoids, residual solvent, and heavy metals were measured blinded in 29 [...]

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Les interactions CBD / médicaments, Swiss Medical Cannabis, 2020

Les interactions CBD / médicaments Posté le 6 avril 2020 par Swiss Medical Cannabis   Depuis l’augmentation de sa demande, le cannabidiol (CBD) attire significativement l’attention sur son potentiel à soulager les symptômes de l’insomnie, de l’anxiété, de la douleur chronique et d’une foule d’autres problèmes de santé. Les recherches menées à ce jour démontrent progressivement que le CBD est d’une grande sécurité d’emploi même à forte dose et peu d’effets secondaires, somme toute mineurs. Toutefois, il existe une mise en garde : le CBD peut interagir avec certains médicaments. L’interrogation porte ainsi sur la façon dont le corps métabolise certaines substances. Avant de [...]

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Medical Cannabis Use Rising Among Older Adults, Pauline Anderson, Medscape Medical News, 2021

Medical Cannabis Use Rising Among Older Adults Pauline Anderson Medscape Medical News ©March 22, 2021   More individuals are using medical cannabis, but the increase appears to be more pronounced among seniors, new research suggests. Results of a large Canadian survey study show that the proportion of older users among total users increased from 17.6% before 2017 to 26.7% in 2018 and 31.2% in 2019. The proportion of older users was 22.7% in 2020, but there were fewer participants in this latest sample (8869 in 2019 and 5644 in 2020). The majority of older respondents reported that they use cannabis to relieve pain and prefer cannabidiol [...]

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Enfin la Justice pour les malades, Témoignage de Florence, La TéléLibre, 26 mars 2021

Publié le 26 mars 2021 | par La Rédac’ HISTORIQUE 🎉 ! Pour la première fois, dans une affaire d’usage de cannabis médical, la justice décide de la mise en place d’une expertise médicale au lieu de condamner à la prison et à une amende. Un cas qui devra faire jurisprudence. 🍾 LaTéléLibre était le seul média présent à l’audience pour ce tournant juridique qui fera date. Un scoop en fait…     Florence, atteinte par la maladie de Huntington a déjà témoigné à visage découvert sur LaTéléLibre. Elle nous avait expliqué comment les médicaments prescrits par ses médecins l’assommaient et l’empêchaient de mener [...]

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