Cannabis: Medical Aspects

Blair Henry (Editor)
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Arnav Agarwal (Editor)
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada

Edward Chow, Ph.D. (Editor)
Department of Radiation Oncology, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada

Hatim A. Omar, M.D. (Editor)
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

Joav Merrick, M.D., MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Health and Human Development
BISAC: MED071000

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Cannabis has a long history of medicinal use, dating back thousands of years, but with the discovery of morphine, hypodermic needles and other fast acting synthetic opioids in the nineteenth and the turn of the twentieth century, cannabis use declined as a medication. For most of the past six decades, cannabis has been considered a recreational drug and considered illegal in many jurisdictions. Yet, in the past few years, its association with medicine has made a dramatic comeback. In the past several years, claims on the potential for cannabis to treat, cure and prevent a number of diseases and conditions has led some to query as to whether these claims are overstated.

A game changer for medical cannabis has been the ability to consume it without a need to actually inhale it along with other negative products of combustion. Newer technologies that allow for the vaporization of the full plant has made it less of a health concern. Noticeably the evidence on medical cannabis is lacking in both quality and quantity, and therehas been a lack of good evidence on both medical risks and therapeutic benefits of marijuana. The typical recommendation for physicians is that medical cannabis should not be a first line therapy and that documentation should outline that conventional therapies were attempted, but were not successful. In this book, we look at the many aspects involved with the medical use of cannabis. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Foreword

Section One: Introduction

Chapter 1. Plants as Medical Tools
Haleh Hashemi, Andrew Hand, Angelique Florentinus-Mefailoski, Paul Kerrigan, Phineas Samuel, and Jeremy Friedberg (MedReleaf Corp, Markham Industrial Park, Markham, Ontario, Canada

Chapter 2. History of Medical Cannabis
Andrew Hand, Alexia Blake, Paul Kerrigan, Phineas Samuel and Jeremy Friedberg (MedReleaf Corp, Markham Industrial Park, Markham, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 3. Cannabis or Marijuana
Donald E. Greydanus and Joav Merrick (Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States of America, and others)

Section Two: Plant Pharmacology

Chapter 4. Pharmacology of Cannabis
Mandakini Sadhir (Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America)

Chapter 5. The Pharmacological Properties of Cannabis
Istok Nahtigal, Alexia Blake, Andrew Hand, Angelique Florentinus-Mefailoski, Haleh Hashemi, and Jeremy Friedberg (MedReleaf Corp, Markham Industrial Park, Markham, Ontario, Canada)

Section Three: Clinical Applications

Chapter 6. Medical Cannabis use in an Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic
Noah Spencer, Erynn Shaw and Marissa Slaven (Bachelor of Arts and Science Program, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 7. Four Patient Perspectives on Medical Cannabis
Jeremy Friedberg (MedReleaf Corp, Markham Industrial Park, Markham, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 8. Safety Concerning Medical Cannabis
Bonnie Cheung and Hance Clarke (Pain Research Unit, Toronto General Hospital, Univerity Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 9. Medical Cannabis in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
Jordan Stinson and Carlo DeAngelis (Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 10. Medical Marijuana, Cancer Anorexia and Cachexia
Meiko Peng, Minhaz Khaiser, Michael Lam, Soha Ahrari, Mark Pasetka, and Carlo DeAngelis (Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 11. Medical Cannabis Dosing Strategies in Pain Related Conditions
Minhaz Khaiser, Meiko Peng, Michael Lam, Soha Ahrari, Mark Pasetka, and Carlo DeAngelis (Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 12. How to Administrate Cannabis and Efficacy
Stephanie Stockburger (Division of Adolescent Medicine, UK Healthcare, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America)

Chapter 13. Cannabis and Pain
Jonathan K Hwang and Hance Clarke (Pain Research Unit, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 14. Medical Cannabis for Pain in Adolescence
Barry Knishkowy (Meuhedet Health Services, Jerusalem District, Jerusalem, Israel)

Section Four: Policy, Ethics and Social Commentary

Chapter 15. Medical Cannabis from the Pain Physician’s Perspective
Ainsley M Sutherland, Judith Nicholls and Hance Clarke (Pain Research Unit, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 16. Ethical and Policy Implications Concerning Medical Cannabis
Sally Bean and Maxwell J. Smith (Ethics Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and others)

Chapter 17. Adverse Effects of Cannabis Use
Amy L Burnett (Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Parent programs, J422 Kentucky Clinic, Department of Pediatrics, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America)

Chapter 18. Cannabis and the Role of our Schools
Venus Wong and Alissa Briggs (Division of Adolescent Medicine and Young Parents Program, Pediatrics Behavioral Health Clinic and Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism, Kentucky Children's Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America)

Chapter 19. Canada and Medical Marijuana
Blair Henry, Rachel McDonald, Stephanie Chan, Edward Chow, and Leigha Rowbottom (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 20. Medical Cannabis and Palliative Care
Noah Spencer, Erynn Shaw, and Marissa Slaven (Bachelor of Arts and Science Program, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health Sciences McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Section Five: Acknowledgments

Chapter 21. About the Editors

Chapter 22. About the Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program at the Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada

Chapter 23. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Israel

Chapter 24. About the Book Series “Health and Human Development”

Section six: Index

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