Cannabinoids and Pain (Paperback)

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By Samer N. Narouze (Editor)
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This book presents a well-balanced view of the potential medical use of cannabinoids in pain. It comprehensively covers the current challenges with medical cannabis utilization and provides recommendations for research and future directions.

Organized into nine sections, the book begins with an introduction to medical cannabis, including its history, regulations, and the general attitudes of pain physicians on cannabis. Section two explores the biological effects of marijuana via the endocannabinoid system and its complex structure of receptors and enzymes. Sections three, four, and five then delve further into pharmacology and the mechanisms of action applicable to cannabinoids in managing pain.

Timely and socially conscious, section six examines the benefits of substituting opioids with cannabinoids for preoperative management. Echoing the book's well-rounded content, sections seven and eight consider the challenges with medical cannabis, including safety and quality control, brain development risks, vaping hazards, and withdrawal. The book then closes with a look at the future of cannabis in medical research.

Thoroughly and equitably composed, Cannabinoids and Pain is an invaluable resource for primary care physicians, pain and palliative care physicians, and oncologists.

About the Author

Samer Narouze, MD, PhD Northeast Ohio Medical University Center for Pain Medicine Western Reserve Hospital Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USACaroline MacCallum, MD is the Medical Director of Greenleaf Medical Clinic and Chief Medical Officer for Translational Life Sciences. She is an advisor to Andira, Active Patch Technologies and Dosist. She previously advised Emerald Health Therapeutics, Vitality Biopharma, True Leaf and Strainprint. She has attended advisory board meetings for Syqe Medical, Shoppers Drug Mart, Resolve Digital Health, Scientus Pharma and MedReleaf. She was previously on the Board of Directors for the Green Organic Dutchman. Additionally, she has provided medical consultation and/or received support for industry sponsored continuing medical education from: Aleafia, Spectrum, Tilray, Numinus, Aurora & MD Briefcase.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783030691851
ISBN-10: 3030691853
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2021
Pages: 339
Language: English