Podcast #56: 420! A Marijuana Podcast

79040ea9-c08b-406f-a951-25e8f210547aRun Time: 16 minutes

Author: Dr. Donald Stader

Educational Pearls:

  • Marijuana originally is from Asia and first used medically in China in 2400 B.C.
  • 3 active metabolites in Marijuana: THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), Cannabidiol, Cannabigerol.
  • Cannabidiol at low concentrations helps nausea, but at high concentrations induces nausea and vomiting.
  • Cannabigerol has a pro-nausea effect.
  • One study shows that Haldol can improve nausea in people with cannabis hyperemesis syndrome.
  • Marijuana today has 3 times more THC content than even 30 year ago – which leads to anxiety in some patients.
  • Children can get extremely ill when they come in contact with THC– seizures or coma state needing intubation and ICU admission.

Link to Podcast:  http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/420-marijuana-podcast/

References:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3576702/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25393073

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