Although most of the treatments that physicians use have been around only a few decades or less, medical cannabis has been used for millennia. I became even more interested in…
Cancer is one of the most common diagnoses associated with medical cannabis. It is well-known that cannabis can offer immediate relief to patients undergoing cancer treatments by reducing nausea and vomiting, as well as increasing appetite. Less well-known are the other potential benefits patients report from using medical cannabis. For example, many patients experience chronic pain long after their cancer therapies are completed; others develop depression and anxiety in response to the cancer diagnosis or due to concerns about the cancer returning. Medical cannabis may be very beneficial in treating these related debilitating symptoms. (more…)
Many people have asked me whether medical cannabis might be able to help someone who has debilitating ADD/ADHD, and if I would be willing to facilitate the treatment.
Because one of the known side effects of recreational marijuana is the possibility of reducing attention, memory, and cognitive function (especially in children), one could reasonably ask if it is wise to entertain this as a viable treatment modality for such patients. After contemplating this topic extensively, I am now ready to share my current perspective. (more…)