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November 2019

AOTD
November 30, 2019

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Excluding potential drug:drug interactions, what adverse effects of CBD have been noted in clinical trials? In clinical trials evaluating CBD, adverse effects, including diarrhea, somnolence, decreased appetite, change in weight,…
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November 29, 2019

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It is often stated that CBD is not psychoactive, but THC is psychoactive. Is that accurate? Is CBD psychoactive? Actually, both THC and CBD are psychoactive. By definition, a psychoactive…
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November 28, 2019

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Compare the analgesic effects of THC to codeine’s analgesic effects. The analgesic effectiveness of cannabinoids is comparable to that of the weak opioids.20 mg of THC is equianalgesic to about…
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November 27, 2019

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Even though THC and CBD have the same chemical formula ( C21H30O2 ), they differ structurally. How do they differ structurally? THC has a closed ring, while CBD has a…
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November 26, 2019

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Does THC bind to plasma proteins? Yes, THC is highly protein-bound, and thus might displace other drugs that are protein- bound. Although studies performed by a manufacturer of a THC:CBD…
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November 25, 2019

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Does CBD binds to several receptors outside of the endocannabinoid system? Yes. CBD is a partial agonist of the serotonin 5-HT1Areceptor, an agonist of the adenosine A2A receptor, an agonist…
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November 24, 2019

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In 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) published The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research. This report…
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November 23, 2019

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Does ingesting CBD with fatty food, as opposed without food impact the absorption of CBD? According to studies evaluating the metabolism of Epidiolex, (a CBD FDA-approved drug),consuming CBD with fatty…
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November 22, 2019

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How should cannabinoid-based therapy be withdrawn? According to Health Canada’s document entitled Information for Health Care Professionals: Cannabis and Cannabinoids, “If intolerable adverse effects appear without significant benefit, dosing should…
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November 21, 2019

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In addition to AIDS-associated anorexia, dronabinol is also used for the treatment of n/v associated with chemotherapy. What are the dosing ranges for dronabinol when used as an anti-emetic? For…