Archive | August, 2004

Prescribing cannabis: freedom, autonomy, and values.

 2004 Aug;30(4):333-6. Prescribing cannabis: freedom, autonomy, and values. Hayry M. Author information  Abstract In many Western jurisdictions cannabis, unlike most other psychoactive drugs, cannot be prescribed to patients even in cases where medical professionals believe that it would ease the patient’s pain or anxiety. The reasons for this prohibitionare mostly ideological, although medical and moral arguments have been […]

Cannabis phytochemical shown to shrink brain tumors

Cannabis phytochemical shown to shrink brain tumors Summary A study conducted at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, showed that a cannabis extract contains cannabinoids, chemicals that shrink brain tumors by halting blood vessel growth. Dr. Manuel Guzman and his research team experimented with mice and two human patients who had glioblastoma multiforme, a difficult […]

Cannabinoids Inhibit the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Pathway in Gliomas

Abstract Cannabinoids inhibit tumor angiogenesis in mice, but the mechanism of their antiangiogenic action is still unknown. Because the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) pathway plays a critical role in tumor angiogenesis, here we studied whether cannabinoids affect it. As a first approach, cDNA array analysis showed that cannabinoid administration to mice bearing s.c. gliomas […]

An open-label pilot study of cannabis-based extracts for bladder dysfunction in advanced multiple sclerosis.

An open-label pilot study of cannabis-based extracts for bladder dysfunction in advanced multiple sclerosis. Brady CM, DasGupta R, Dalton C, Wiseman OJ, Berkley KJ, Fowler CJ. Source Dept of Uro-Neurology, Institute of Neurology and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK. Abstract The majority of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) develop troublesome lower urinary tract […]