INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER DRUGS & Cannabis studies completed
Some people use marijuana for recreational purposes, to create a sense of well being or to alter the senses. It is either taken by mouth or smoked (inhaled).
Marijuana is also taken by mouth for medicinal purposes. A cannabinoid from marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is used in the prescription-only, FDA-approved product dronabinol (Marinol) for the treatment of weight loss or appetite loss due to AIDS and for nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy.
Cannabinoids are at least as effective as some conventional medications for nausea, including prochlorperazine (Compazine), metoclopramide (Reglan), chlorpromazine (Compazine), and thiethylperazine (Torecan).
Cannabinoids from marijuana also appear to be similar to codeine for treatment of pain. However, extreme sleepiness and other central nervous system effects make cannabinoids undesirable as painkillers.
Other cannabinoids from marijuana have also been used by mouth to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
Some people inhale cannabis for medicinal purposes. Cannabis is smoked for nausea, glaucoma, appetite stimulation, mucous membrane inflammation, leprosy, fever, dandruff, hemorrhoids, obesity, asthma, urinary tract infections, cough, anorexia associated with weight loss in AIDS patients, pain, and multiple sclerosis. It is also inhaled to weaken the immune system after kidney transplant to lessen the chance of transplant rejection.
Avoid confusion with hemp, a distinct variety of Cannabis sativa cultivated for its fiber and seeds, which contains less than 1% THC.
Science and Research
2011 - Study ~ Cannabinoid system and cyclooxygenases inhibitors
2011 - Study ~ Cannabinoid-opioid interaction in chronic pain.
2011 - Study ~ Combined effects of THC and caffeine on working memory in rats.
2011 - Study ~ Low-volume binary drug therapy for the treatment of hypovolemia.
2011 - News ~ Pharmaceutical Drug-Herb Interaction List
2010 - Study ~ THC Prevents MDMA Neurotoxicity in Mice.
2010 - Study ~ The analgesic potential of cannabinoids.
2010 - Study - Probable Interaction Between Warfarin and Marijuana Smoking
2010 - News ~ Chocolate: The Good, the Bad and the Angry
2010 - News ~ Cocoa and the Search for Dietary Cannabinoids
2010 - News ~ Acetaminophen Synergizes Through the CB1 Receptor
2009 - Study ~ An unusual cause of syncope
2009 - Study - Induction dose of propofol in patients using cannabis
2008 - Study ~ Priapism, ecstasy, and marijuana: is there a connection?
2007 - Study ~ Propranolol effects on acute marihuana intoxication in man
2006 - Study ~ Arachidonyl-2'-chloroethylamide,
a highly selective cannabinoid CB1 receptor agonist, enhances the
anticonvulsant action of valproate in the mouse maximal
electroshock-induced seizure model.
2004 - Study - Cyclic Antidepressants2003 - Study ~ Topical cannabinoid enhances topical morphine antinociception.2002 - Study ~ Tobacco and Cannabis Smoking Cessation Can Lead to Intoxication with Clozapine or Olanzapine.
2001 - Study ~ Protective effects of cannabinoid receptor ligands analogous to anandamide against cocaine toxicity.
2000 - Study ~ Involvement of central and peripheral cannabinoid receptors in the regulation of heart resistance to arrhythmogenic effects of epinephrine.
1999 - Study ~ Case report: adverse effects of taking tricyclic antidepressants and smoking marijuana.
1996 - Study ~ Marijuana and chocolate.
1995 - Study ~ Anandamide and delta 9-THC dilation of cerebral arterioles is blocked by indomethacin
1991 - Study ~ Flashback Following Use of Cannabis--a Review
1981 - Study ~ Tetrahydrocannabinol potentiates reserpine-induced hypokinesia.
1977 - Study ~ Propranolol Effects on Acute Marihuana Intoxication in Man.1975 - Study ~ Effects of marihuana combined with secobarbital.
1974 - Study - Interaction of cannabis and general anaesthetic agents in mice
1973 - Study ~ Cardiovascular and respiratory effects of cannabis extracts and 1-tetra-hydrocannabinol