The University of Michigan is enrolling patients in two studies on cannabis and its use in the management of chronic pain to garner insights into how cannabis use affects pain management, quality of life, and the use of other pain-relieving medications.
Depressed? Could cannabis help? These two questions lead to many more, none of them easy to answer in today’s era of limited science on the topic. Some say cannabis helps pull them out of depression, and a few admit that they feel a bit more depressed if they use it. What is the real story of cannabis and depression?
High dose? Low dose? CBD? THC? Optimizing one’s therapeutic use of cannabis may entail some experimentation. In essence, the goal is to administer consistent, measurable doses of a CBD-rich cannabis remedy with as much THC as a person is comfortable with.
The benefits of CBD-rich cannabis concentrates for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) are well-known among football players and other pro athletes. But the U.S. government still maintains that cannabis is a dangerous drug with no medical value.
The recent passing of renown physicist Stephen Hawking drew attention to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a devastating neurodegenerative disease that afflicts 30,000 Americans. CBD and THC may help ALS patients manage symptoms and increase life expectancy.
By: Stacey Marie Kerr, MD, Hawaiian Ethos Medical Director