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More than half of people using cannabis for pain experience multiple withdrawal symptoms

More than half of people who use medical marijuana products to ease pain also experience clusters of multiple withdrawal symptoms when they’re between uses, a new study finds. And about 10% of the patients taking part in the study experienced worsening changes to their sleep, mood, mental state, energy and appetite over the next two years as they continued to use cannabis.

Cannabis prohibition is being abandoned as a social experiment after nearly a century, but the shape of the new social experiment — regulated access — has yet to be determined, U of R expert says

William Dolphin is a lecturer at the University of Redlands and author of The Medicalization of Marijuana: Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience.   Dolphin, as an expert in the medicalization and market of marijuana, can comment on these topics, most…

Medical Cannabis put to the test in first ever real-world evidence clinical trial led by UHN

Medical cannabis is finally being put under the microscope, in a first-of-its-kind real world evidence study led by Dr. Hance Clarke, Toronto General Hospital. In the Medical Cannabis Real-World Evidence trial patients using the online portal created by Medical Cannabis by Shoppers, will know exactly what is in their product and its effectiveness.