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Revisiting CBD Drug Interactions

Revisiting CBD Drug Interactions

The May issue of The Rx Consultant focused on cannabidiol (CBD) and included a brief summary of drug interactions. We’d like to provide some additional information on potential interactions with CBD. CBD inhibits the drug-metabolizing enzyme CYP2C19, and may increase...
Revisiting CBD Drug Interactions

Medical Cannabis Appears Safe for Elderly People

Medical cannabis may provide relief of chronic pain, sleep disorders, neuropathy, and anxiety in older adults, according to preliminary results presented a the recent American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting. Researchers looked at 204 people, with an average...
Is cannabidiol (CBD) legal?

Is cannabidiol (CBD) legal?

Q: Is cannabidiol (CBD) legal? A: This is a confusing topic – whether or not CBD is legal to use isn’t always clear. Marijuana is still considered an illegal drug by the federal government, and that includes anything that is made or “extracted” from it....
Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol (CBD)

The popularity of medical marijuana (also known as medical cannabis) continues to grow in the US. In 2018, over 3.5 million patients were registered to use medical cannabis; an increase from 2.6 million in March, 2016. As of January 2019, 33 states and Washington...