Volume 1, Issue 1
Stein discusses low levels of endocannabinoids found in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Gaillard describes a case of high-CBD and low-THC treatment for ASD. Kakar reviews dosing strategies for medical cannabis.
In this Issue
Letter From the Editor
Welcome to the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine. Despite one-third of people in the United States living in a state where they can easily purchase cannabis products, awareness of the effects of various cannabis preparations and the endocannabinoid system is lacking among health care professionals.
Cannabis in the News
As medical cannabis policy in the United States continues to rapidly evolve, medical education struggles to catch up to legislation. To address these disparities, 2 universities are leading the way in developing graduate-level programs on medical cannabis.
Millions of people regularly vape cannabis products. It may not be propylene glycol on the hot seat this time, but rather additives flowing through cheap devices that can heat over 900°C. The legal and unregulated markets are flooded with inexpensive, disposable hardware, which can heat material well above the vaporizing threshold; in fact, many “vape pens” are not vaporizers—they burn the material.
Jahan Marcu, PhD, reviews Cannabis sativa L. : Botany and Biotechnology, edited by Suman Chandra, Hemant Lata, and Mahmoud A. ElSohly. Springer. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319- 54564-6_3. Hardcover 479 pages ISBN 978-3-319-54563-9. for HerbalEGram.
A commentary on Lynn et al. “The Relationship Between Marijuana Use Prior to Sex and Sexual Function in Women.” Sex Med. 2019;7(2):192-197.
A commentary on Aran et al. Lower circulating endocannabinoid levels in children with autism spectrum disorder. Mol Autism. 2019;10:2.
Medical Cannabis Intervention Improves Symptoms, Quality of Life Among Skilled Nursing Home Residents
A commentary on Palace ZJ et al. Medical cannabis in the skilled nursing facility: a novel approach to improving symptom management and quality of life. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019;20(1):94-98.
“There is no research on cannabis” is a myth conception frequently encountered. Yet, while stating there is no research on cannabis, many sources are still willing to infer causality and contend that cannabis is both the cause of and answer to various health problems.