Research Summaries

Synopses of high impact research publications from clinical and research experts studying medicinal cannabis.



  • Does legalizing medical cannabis reduce the number of opoid prescriptions in the US?

    May 18, 2018
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    Why were these studies conducted? What do these studies add? Is there anything else I should know? Bradford AC, Bradford WD, Abraham A, Adams BG. Association between US state medical cannabis laws and opioid prescribing in the medicare Part D Population. JAMA Intern Med 2018; Published online April 2, 2018 doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0266 Wen H, Hockenberry JM. Association of medical and adult-use marijuana laws with opioid prescribing for Medicaid enrollees. JAMA Intern Med 2018; Publish online April 2, 2018. Doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.1007.
  • Is there an increased risk for fatal car accidents on April 20th?

    April 18, 2018
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    Why was this study conducted? What does this study add? Is there anything else I should know? Staples JA, Redelmeier DA. The April 20 cannabis celebration and fatal traffic crashes in the United States [Letter]. JAMA Internal Med 2018; 178(4):459-571
  • What is PTSD and can cannabis be a helpful treatment?

    November 1, 2017
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    Why was this study conducted? What does this study add? Is there anything else I should know? Shalev A, Liberzon I, Marmar C. Post-traumatic stress disorder. N Engl J Med 2017;376(25):2459-2469
  • Are there health risks of marijuana use?

    November 1, 2017
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    Why was this study conducted? What does this study add? Is there anything else I should know? Volkow ND, Baler RD, Compton WM, Weiss SR. Adverse health effects of marijuana use. N Engl J Med 2014;370(23):2219-27
  • How much cannabis can a person use before experiencing detrimental effects?

    November 1, 2017
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    Why was this study conducted? What does this study add? Is there anything else I should know? Curran HV, Freeman TP, Mokrysz C, Lewis DA, Morgan CJ, Parsons LH. Keep off the grass? Cannabis, cognition and addiction. Nat Rev Neurosci 2016; 17(5):293- 306
  • What role does medical cannabis play in treating anxiety and mood disorders?

    November 1, 2017
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    Why was this study conducted? What does this study add? Is there anything else I should know? Turna J, Patterson B, Van Ameringen M. Is cannabis treatment for anxiety, mood, and related disorders ready for prime time? Depress Anxiety 2017;doi: 1002/da.22664 (Epub ahead of print)

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  • Does legalizing medical cannabis reduce the number of opoid prescriptions in the US?

    May 18, 2018
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    Why were these studies conducted? What do these studies add? Is there anything else I should know? Bradford AC, Bradford WD, Abraham A, Adams BG. Association between US state medical cannabis laws and opioid prescribing in the medicare Part D Population. JAMA Intern Med 2018; Published online April 2, 2018 doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.0266 Wen H, Hockenberry JM. Association of medical and adult-use marijuana laws with opioid prescribing for Medicaid enrollees. JAMA Intern Med 2018; Publish online April 2, 2018. Doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.1007.
  • Is there an increased risk for fatal car accidents on April 20th?

    April 18, 2018
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    Why was this study conducted? What does this study add? Is there anything else I should know? Staples JA, Redelmeier DA. The April 20 cannabis celebration and fatal traffic crashes in the United States [Letter]. JAMA Internal Med 2018; 178(4):459-571
  • Can cannibinoids be useful in the treatment of epilepsy?

    November 1, 2017
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    Why was this study conducted? What does this study add? Is there anything else I should know? Friedman D, Devinsky O. Cannabinoids in the treatment of epilepsy. N Engl J Med 2016;374(1):94-5
  • How accurate is the labeling of medical cannabis products?

    November 1, 2017
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    Why was this study conducted? What does this study add? Is there anything else I should know? Vandrey R, Raber JC, Rabert ME et al. Cannabinoid doses and label accuracy in edible medical cannabis products. JAMA 2015;313(24):2491-2494.