The adverse effects of cannabinoids: Implications for use of medical marijuana

Degenhardt, Louisa and Hall, Wayne D. (2008) The adverse effects of cannabinoids: Implications for use of medical marijuana. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 178 13: 1685-1686. doi:10.1503/cmaj.080585


Author Degenhardt, Louisa
Hall, Wayne D.
Title The adverse effects of cannabinoids: Implications for use of medical marijuana
Journal name Canadian Medical Association Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0820-3946
1488-2329
Publication date 2008-06-17
Year available 2008
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.1503/cmaj.080585
Volume 178
Issue 13
Start page 1685
End page 1686
Total pages 2
Place of publication Ottawa, Ont., Canada
Publisher Canadian Medical Association
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract Smoking cannabis for medical purposes has been approved in the absence of strong evidence of its safety and efficacy. • The current review of evidence from clinical trials of cannabinoids and cannabis extracts for medical indications suggests that the adverse effects of their short-term use are modest. • Research is needed to evaluate the adverse effects of longterm use of medical cannabinoids, such as for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.
Keyword Cannabis dependence
Cannabinoids
Cannabis Use
Multiple Sclerosis, drug therapy
Chronic pain
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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