DOI: 10.1002/jcph.2400 ISSN: 0091-2700

Cannabis Science and Therapeutics: An Overview for Clinicians

Leah Sera, Carrie Hempel‐Sanderoff
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology


Cannabis‐based therapeutics have garnered increasing attention in recent years as patients seek alternative treatments for various medical conditions. This narrative review provides a comprehensive overview of the science behind the medical use of cannabis, focusing on the medical evidence for commonly treated conditions. In addition, the review addresses the practical considerations of using cannabis as a therapeutic agent, offering insights into dosing strategies, variations in cannabinoid formulation, and individual patient responses. Precautions, adverse consequences, and drug interactions are also discussed, with a focus on patient safety and the potential risks associated with cannabis use.

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