Ask Dr. Leigh: How can cannabis ease nausea from chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is kind of a defense mechanism that affects between 60-80% of cancer patients on this therapy.  See my latest column, “Ask Dr. Leigh” in Heart’s Greenstate publication for insight about this condition and whether or not cannabis can help. Read the article here. Originally published on February 7, 2024, greenstate.com.

Ask Dr. Leigh: What is HHC?

HHC is the abbreviation for Hexahydrocannabinol. It’s a relatively “new” compound in the cannabis marketplace, generating significant interest and curiosity. It is now being synthesized from other cannabinoids, which is why it is now characterized as a semi-synthetic compound. Read my complete column here.

Ask Dr. Leigh: Can Cannabis Help Dementia Patients?

Medical cannabis and its potential therapeutic application for dementia is currently an active area of scientific research. We know that cannabis can be a neuroprotective; it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant possibilities. It is being studied as a target for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease. Read the entire article here. Publishing Oct. 18, 2023,…

Webinar: Dr. Leigh Joins Panel Addressing Medical Cannabis Testing

How Testing Inconsistencies Affect Medical Cannabis Patients: A Webinar on a Special Report from Americans for Safe Access by Erin McEvoy Americans for Safe Access, the nation’s largest member-based organization promoting safe access to medical cannabis, recently released a detailed report on how disparities in state cannabis testing programs affect the health of patients. On…

Dr. Leigh Appointed by Maryland Gov. Wes Moore

I am so excited to share my appointment to the #Cannabis Public Health Advisory Council from our wonderful Maryland Gov. Wes Moore. As both an emergency physician and a #medicalcannabis physician, I consider myself a healthy skeptic. While I have seen the immense therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis, it is not the panacea, like any medication it…

Ask Dr. Leigh: What is the Entourage Effect?

Cannabis is a very complex plant with a myriad of diverse chemical constituents. While CBD and THC are the main cannabinoids in cannabis, there are over 100 other plant cannabinoids present. These so-called minor cannabinoids have potential therapeutic properties. In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is creating research grants to investigate any medical benefits. What…