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A look back at the most widely read science and treatment news we covered this year.
By reducing pain, over-the-counter cannabis products may help patients think more clearly.
Cancer patients who used cannabis had less pain, slept better and seemed to think more clearly.
Although decades ago the THC content of weed was commonly less than 1.5%, today many varieties contain more than 30% THC.
Cancer patients were prescribed less opioids and had fewer hospital visits for pain in states that allow medical cannabis.
Researchers suggest cannabis use alone should not be a reason to deny transplants.
Cannabidiol oil and a placebo had similar effects for cancer patients receiving palliative care.
In 2022, reported use of any illicit drug within the past year remained at or significantly below pre-pandemic levels for all grades.
Many patients are interested in trying medical cannabis, but research on its benefits remains limited.
Study findings suggest that medicinal cannabis can be considered as an alternative to opiate painkillers prescribed to people with cancer.
There are a lot of sleep myths out there. How many of them have you heard?
Many breast cancer patients rely on cannabis not just to relieve side effects but to treat cancer yet may be unaware of possible harms.
Over four years, 9% of cancer patients used marijuana compared with 14% of people who didn’t have cancer, finds a national study.
David J. Copenhaver, MD, MPH, is director of the cancer pain management program at the University of California, Davis.
What the science says about how alcohol and cannabis perform, when it comes to making sleep better—or worse.
What does science tell us about cannabis’ effectiveness in treating the most common sleep disorder, insomnia?
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