Cannabis

Cannabis Reduces Response Rate to Immunotherapy for Cancer

Cannabis Reduces Response Rate to Immunotherapy for Cancer

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Investigators report that administering cannabis to patients with cancer undergoing immunotherapy was found to lower the response rate to therapy but had no effect on PFS or OS, in an oral presentation at ESMO 2017 Congress.

The Integration of Cannabis in Oncologic Care

The Integration of Cannabis in Oncologic Care

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Despite recent new legislation, medical marijuana as an adjunct to palliative and end-of-life care remains controversial. But a greater acceptance within both the medical community and the lay public is prompting research on how it can be integrated into standard care.

Cannabis Use Becoming More Common Among Older Patients

Cannabis Use Becoming More Common Among Older Patients

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Using data from previous analyses and several state medical cannabis programs, investigators assessed how social attitudes, health issues, and state laws affect the use of cannabis among persons older than 50 years.

Comprehensive Report Looks at Benefits and Harms of Medical Cannabis

Comprehensive Report Looks at Benefits and Harms of Medical Cannabis

Oral cannabinoids can ease chronic pain and chemotherapy-related nausea, but researchers cite risks, as well.

Analgesic Effects of Cannabis Is Different Between Men and Women

Analgesic Effects of Cannabis Is Different Between Men and Women

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Pain response—sensitivity and tolerance—after use of active cannabis differs between men and women.

Data Lacks Support for Anticancer Activity of Cannabis

Data Lacks Support for Anticancer Activity of Cannabis

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Patients periodically ask about the use of marijuana in cancer treatment. Is there any data about this?

Cannabis Not Advantageous for Prevention of Post-op Nausea

Cannabis Not Advantageous for Prevention of Post-op Nausea

Clinically relevant psychotropic side effects plus ineffectiveness halted study of cannabis use to prevent postoperative nausea.

Medical marijuana can help mitigate cancer-related symptoms

Medical marijuana can help mitigate cancer-related symptoms

Cannabis and cannabinoid pharmaceuticals can prove beneficial for nausea and vomiting, pain, weight loss; but more research is needed on potential harmful side effects.

Opioid-related deaths are almost 25% lower in states with medical marijuana laws

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Rates of death resulting from opioid analgesic overdoses are lower in states that allow medical use of marijuana compared with states without such laws.

Cannabis compound could slow tumor growth

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The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis could reduce tumor growth in cancer patients.

Cannabis and testicular cancer

A recent study finds that smoking cannabis increases a man's risk of developing testicular cancer

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