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.Details
Patients and readers have been asking about cannabis use for symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis. So I provided the answers in my latest “Ask Dr. Leigh” column for Hearst’s GreenState. Read here. Originally published December 27, 2023.
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.
Greenstate.com’s reporter Cara Wietstock asks Dr. Leigh to explain if THC can be lethal, along with other health-related risks. Read the story here.
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,…Details
Whether you’re a doctor or just wanting to learn how to start on medical cannabis, I provided a few things to consider in this latest article for Greenstate.com, publishing on September 13, 2023. Have a look. Ask Dr. Leigh: how do I start a medical cannabis regimen?Details
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…Details
With more states legalizing cannabis, curiosity about the plant’s effects is increasing. That may include how cannabis pairs with other things, like caffeine or alcohol. And since some varieties of the plant feel uplifting and others are more heavy, many people wonder, “Is marijuana a stimulant? Or is it a depressant?” Read the full article by Rachelle Gordon from…Details
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…Details
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…Details