What do we really know about the medical use of cannabis and its effects?

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05 Dec What do we really know about the medical use of cannabis and its effects?

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The upcoming legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes will create lot of new jobs and business opportunities and will facilitate the conduct of more exhaustive, longer term clinical studies. Avoiding abuses in its consumption requires a high level of awareness in the general population about the pro’s and contra’s of the cannabis use and its limitations.

As co-organizers of the Montreal Medical Marijuana Meeting we feel that this subject is still quite controversial and stigmatized. Due to lack of reliable information and the active implication of different interests groups, it is still not clear can we trust everything that we read on-line, and there is not enough  independent data from large scale and long term randomized clinical studies.

cannabis-ca  What do we really know about the medical use of cannabis and its effects? cannabis caThe objective of the Montreal Medical Marijuana Meeting this Thursday, Dec. 8-th, is to bring together qualified and experienced professionals from this emerging field and discuss all facets of this interesting topic. The meeting is open also to general public. The Early birds registration expires on midday Dec. 6, 2016 .

Here is a short, non-exhaustive list of some articles from the last year, which give an idea of the general picture, as reported in some of the last scientific studies.

Summary of 34 Medical Studies Proving that Cannabis Cures Cancer

Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells, admits The US National Cancel Institute – Aug.26, 2016

Today: Medical Benefits of Using Cannabis to treat Fibromyalgia – Dec. 5, 2016

1 Cannabis Reduces Blood Flow to Brain Regions Affected by Alzheimer–Dec. 2, 2016

2 Poor Sleep Patterns Associated with Substance Use in Teens, November 15, 2016

3 Connection of Parental Marijuana Use & Substance Use of Children – Sept. 23, 2016

4 Trend in Marijuana Use and Perceived Risks Raise Questions – Sept.16, 2016

5 The Effects of Cannabis Use After Onset of Psychosis – September 9, 2016

6 Data on Teens Substance Abuse Indicate Self-Medicating Behaviours – Sept. 6, 2016

7 Marijuana Legalization Affects Incidence of Paediatric Exposures? – Aug. 4, 2016

8 Medical Marijuana Use Associated With Lower Prescription Drug Use–July 22, 2016

9 Smoking Cannabis During Pregnancy May Affect Brain Development–June 25, 2016

10 Possible Link Between Cannabis Use and Cancer – June 16, 2016

11 Cannabis Relieves ADHD Symptoms: Can We Trust All Seen Online–June 1, 2016

12 Marijuana Increases Adolescent Subclinical Psychotic Symptoms – May 19, 2016

13 Cannabis Reduces Striatal Dopamine Release, Mimics Cocaine Abuse–Apr.18, 2016

14 Cannabis Affects Empathy & Ability to Identify & Process Emotions–March 3, 2016

15 Top 10 Facts About Synthetic Cannabinoids (‘Spice’) – February 23, 2016

16 Cannabis Increases ‘Neural Noise’ in the Brain – December 3, 2015

17. 6-Years-Old Free of Debilitqating Seisures After 8 moths Cannabis Oil Use -Feb. 7, 2015

18 Top Ten Questions Surrounding the Medical Marijuana Debate – March 24, 2104

19. Marijuana Compounds Shown to Protect Against Multiple Sclerosis – July 1, 2014

 

Join us to discuss together these hot topics. Exposition tables for your materials and place for posters are provided free of charge. See the presentations and speakers bios HERE.

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