General Medicine

ABSTRACT:Background We consider how many cannabis users may need to be prevented in order to prevent one case ofschizophrenia or psychosis [defined as number needed to prevent (NNP)]. Method Calculation for England and Walesusing best available estimates of: incidence of schizophrenia; rates of heavy and light cannabis use; and risk thatcannabis causes schizophrenia. Results In […]

Any clinical discussion on medical cannabis is limited by the relative paucity of randomized controlled trials. Only a small number of clinical studies involving the therapeutic use of cannabis have been carried out to date. And, of those studies, only short term adverse effects associated with cannabis use have been evaluated. In general, the medical […]

Doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs still can’t recommend medical marijuana, but they are being encouraged to talk more about it with military veterans. V.A. Issues New Medical Marijuana Policy For Military Veterans Veterans groups react to VA’s shift in medical marijuana policy Congressional members press VA chief to help vet-focused marijuana research […]