Increasing use of medical marijuana
Many older adults are turning to cannabis to treat health issues.
Tell them that you consider this to be part of your care and that you expect them to be educated about it, and to be able to at least point you in the direction of the information you need. My advice for patients is to be entirely open and honest with your physicians and to have high expectations of them.
THC can increase appetite and reduce nausea. Many veterans and their therapists report drastic improvement and clamor for more studies, and for a loosening of governmental restrictions on its study.
However, scientific study of the chemicals in marijuana, called cannabinoids, has led to two FDA-approved medications that contain cannabinoid chemicals in pill form.
Our research illustrates the complex behavioral pharmacology of cannabinoids, which could ultimately lead to the development of more selective medications for disorders in which marijuana has shown some efficacy, such as pain and loss of appetite, and mental disorders that may have a cannabinoid receptor element.
Abstract State-level marijuana liberalization policies have been evolving for the past five decades, and yet the overall scientific evidence of the impact of these policies is widely believed to be inconclusive.
A customer of the medical marijuana dispensary Takoma Wellness Center in Takoma Park, is shown inventory, August 30, Talking with your doctor Many patients find themselves in the situation of wanting to learn more about medical marijuana, but feel embarrassed to bring this up with their doctor. According to a University of Colorado study, older adults have reported barriers to getting medical marijuana. The body also produces its own cannabinoid chemicals. Is it safe? She said Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, provides a unique laboratory to gauge public attitudes toward cannabis. We recently reviewed public campaigns in Colorado and Washington that discourage driving under the influence of marijuana to determine use prevalence and consequences of newly adopted legislation. Hillary Lum, assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and co-author of a study published last month in the journal Drugs and Aging that examined pot use among Americans over age Health Effects Employing integrated behavioral, neurochemical, and pharmacokinetic approaches, our research also explores the different sensitivity of males and females to THC. In , 9. They play a role in regulating pleasure, memory, thinking, concentration, body movement, awareness of time, appetite, pain, and the senses taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight.
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