- Columbia Care is proud to have a third feature in The Neuropathy Journal, a leading source of news for patients with neuropathy.
- A recent New York Times report indicates that with increasing numbers older Americans are using medical marijuana to alleviate pain.
- A recent PEW Charitable Trust article explores the relationship between medical marijuana and opioid reduction in New York State.
- Researchers at Johns Hopkins University find that states with medical marijuana laws have 25% fewer opioid deaths when compared with states that do not have medical marijuana laws.
- An article published in Health Affairs has data to indicate that states with medical marijuana laws see a reduction in prescription medication use paid for by Medicare.
- A new study on cells from researchers at St. George’s University in London and published in the International Journal of Oncology suggests that using cannabinoids alongside chemotherapy may be a more effective treatment for killing cancer cells than using chemotherapy alone. Furthermore, this research suggests that using cannabinoids alongside chemotherapy could achieve the same anticancer effect with a lower dose of chemotherapy.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently released (Jan 12, 2017) their review “The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research”.
- This anticipated document (downloadable here) reviewed scientific evidence related to the health effects and potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis. They evaluated the published evidence from clinical trials in various medical conditions and rated the evidence as substantial, moderate or limited for each.