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By reducing pain, over-the-counter cannabis products may help patients think more clearly.
Cancer patients and providers share tips on discussing pain to inform symptoms and treatments, including for Black women with breast cancer.
This year, 21 bills instituting or expanding conscience clauses have been introduced at the state level.
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.
New UCSF study shows these substances may lead to heart disorders
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.
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.
Gastrointestinal cancers conference emphasizes patient quality of life.
People who use cannabis experience the same pain intensity as those who don’t.
Non-opioid treatments and complementary approaches can help, but don’t fear using opioids when they are needed.
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