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Case Report: Cannabidiol in the Management of Acute Opioid Withdrawal

We describe a case of a 27-year-old man with an 8-year history of severe OUD achieving successful transition to naltrexone-based abstinence maintenance therapy following cessation of methadone using an intervention of highly purified, high-dose CBD.

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First-In-Class Drug Shows Potential for Treatment of Cannabis Use Disorder
A new pharmacologic class of drugs that works to selectively inhibit signaling of type 1 cannabinoid receptors shows promise in treating patients with cannabis use disorder (CUD), according to results from a study published in Nature Medicine. Researchers from Columbia University and Aelis Farma, a French biopharmaceutical company, found that the novel drug AEF0117 significantly…
Medical Cannabis Reduces Opioid Use in the Tilray Observational Patient Study
Philippe Lucas, PhD(c) speaks to conference attendees at Columbia University in New York City
Cannabis/Marijuana Use Linked to Decreased Use of Opioids
Marijuana use was linked to cessation or decreased opioid use in more than 40% of adults using opioids for pain, according to a nationwide survey reported in PLoS One.1  Researchers analyzed internet survey responses from 9,003 adults (mean age 48 years; 52% female; 64% white) who reported using opioids for pain in the previous 12…