Review: short-term medical use of cannabis increases risk of non-serious adverse effects
M A Ware
Dr M A Ware, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; email@example.com
Is medical use of cannabis associated with an increased risk of adverse effects?
Studies selected reported adverse events associated with medical use of cannabis for pain or chemotherapy-induced nausea in patients with chronic diseases such as multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, or cancer. Outcomes were serious and non-serious adverse events.
Ovid Medline, PsycINFO, and EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (to Oct 2007), and reference lists were searched for randomised controlled trials (RCTs), observational studies, and case reports. 23 RCTs (n = 2087) and 8 observational studies met the selection …