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Clinical Cannabis - Quiz

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 19, 2017 5:00:00 AM / by Winter Ninivaggi


Medical Marijuana - quiz!


According to information from a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, cited in an article published online in Clinical Neurology News, “cannabinoids – specifically, nabiximols – are moderately effective in the short term for improving sleep disturbances brought on by obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis.” While chronic marijuana smoking was found to be linked to bronchitis, it was not found to cause cancers that are most commonly associated with chronic smoking of tobacco. There is “substantial evidence stating that cannabis is effective at managing chronic pain in adults, while oral cannabinoid use is effective in mitigating nausea or vomiting induced by chemotherapy and improving patient-reported spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis.” However, “there is limited evidence to support cannabis or cannabinoid use for reducing weight loss or inducing appetite in HIV/AIDS patients, improving clinician-measured spasicity[sic] or Tourette syndrome symptoms, reducing anxiety, improving symptoms brought on by post-traumatic stress, and improving outcomes in patients who have suffered traumatic brain injury or intracranial hemorrhage.” It was also noted that adolescents using marijuana may be more apt to experience difficulties in social and educational development. Also, the use of marijuana at any age increases chances of being in a car accident if driving under the influence.

Use the passage above to answer the following questions about Medical Cannabis use!

1. For which of the following conditions is there the MOST evidence of cannabinoids providing effective treatment?

A. Cancer-related anorexia
B. Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms
C. Schizophrenia
D. Sleep disturbances caused by multiple sclerosis

2. True or False. There is substantial evidence that chronic marijuana smoking produces cancers that are associated with chronic tobacco smoking.

A. True
B. False

3. For which of the following conditions is there the LEAST evidence of cannabinoids providing effective treatment?

A. Nausea caused by chemotherapy
B. Post-traumatic stress symptoms
C. Spasticity in multiple sclerosis
D. Vomiting caused by chemotherapy

4. Smoking marijuana increases likelihood of __________.

A. Anxiety in patients with bipolar disorder
B. Car accidents in patients of any age
C. Educational development difficulty in adolescent patients
D. All of the above

This incredible plant can be used for so much in terms of medical treatment. Patients suffering with conditions that benefit from the use of medical marijuana no longer need to sacrifice their health to be a law abiding citizen. Piermont Gynecology refers patients with medical conditions that would benefit from the use of medical marijuana.  With many practitioners afraid to consult and refer patients, Dr. Enzenbacher is  licensed and educated in the marijuana referral process to provide patients with a thorough consultation and understanding of the process.

Call Dr. E at (914) 325-1664 to schedule your Med Mary consult.

Medical Marijuana


Answer Key:

1.)  D. Sleep disturbances caused by multiple sclerosis

2.)  B. False

3.)  B. Post-traumatic stress symptoms

4.)  D. All of the above

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Winter Ninivaggi

Written by Winter Ninivaggi

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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