Category Archives: Human

IACM-Bulletin of 10 January 2016

Germany: The government presents a draft for a law, which would make cannabis flowers available on prescription by every doctor and force health insurances to reimburse cannabis-based medicines in certain cases

Science/Human: Cannabidiol reduces seizure frequency in epilepsy of children and young adults according to open clinical study

Science/Human: Pre-treatment with CBD did not influence effects of smoked cannabis

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The medical use of cannabis is safe in elder people

The therapeutic use of cannabis is safe and efficacious in the elderly population, a study by researchers of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Be'er-Sheva, Israel, found in a group of 2736 patients above 65 years of age, who participated in a questionnaire. The mean age was 74.5 years. The most common indications...

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There is insufficient evidence for effects of cannabis use on the risk for stroke and heart attacks

Authors of a review of studies, which examined effects of cannabis use on heart and circulation concluded that “evidence examining the effect of marijuana on cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes, including stroke and myocardial infarction, is insufficient.”
The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education, Scranton, USA.
Ravi D, et al. Ann Intern...

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