Medical Marijuana use in dying patients

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Medical Marijuana use in dying patients

Dr. Sanjay Gupta has a new point of view

Medical Marijuana use in the Dying patient

Visit: The Past, Present, and Future of Medical Marijuana in the United States.

Legalized Medical Marijuana Use by State ' Year Legalized Alaska 1998 Arizona 2010 California 1996 Colorado 2000 Connecticut 2012 Delaware 2011 District of Columbia 2010 Hawaii 2000 Maine 1999 Massachusetts 2012 Michigan 2008 Montana 2004 Nevada 2000 New Jersey 2010 New Mexico 2007 Oregon 1998 Rhode Island 2006 Vermont 2004 Washington 1998 Note. Based on information from the National Conference of State Legislatures, 2013.LE 1. Legalized Medical Marijuana Use by State State Year Legalized Alaska 1998 Arizona 2010 California 1996 Colorado 2000 Connecticut 2012 Delaware 2011 District of Columbia 2010 Hawaii 2000 Maine 1999 Massachusetts 2012 Michigan 2008 Montana 2004 Nevada 2000 New Jersey 2010 New Mexico 2007 Oregon 1998 Rhode Island 2006 Vermont 2004 Washington 1998 Note. Based on information from the National Conference of State Legislatures, 2013. (Johannigman, Eschiti,2013, p 361).

delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)Is the principle psychoactive, or hallucinogenic,Component in cannabis/marijuana. Side effects are:Appetite stimulationDecreased anxietyRelief of nausea and vomitingDiminished spasticity Relief from pain (neurogenic in nature)Decreased intraocular pressure

(Johannigman, Eschiti,2013)

For greater details of how eachState’s laws vary, please see thelink to the:Office of National Drug Control Policy

Smoking or vaporizing allows for maximum absorption via the lungs.Oral preparations can have erratic absorption(Johannigman, Eschiti, 2013)

Warnings against Safety: will impair user and may causes/have accidents.Physical health: smoking can cause heart and lung problems.Fetal harm: Avoiding using if you may become pregnant and while pregnant, may cause harm to fetus physically and lead to psychopathology later in life.Mental health: it may cause serious harm to your mental health.Drug dependence: may lead to dependence and then withdrawal.Negative effects on development: Adolescents consuming marijuanamay experience deficiencies in brain development and problems in later life (Malouff, Rooke, 2013)

“Approximately 90% of hospice care professionals were in agreement on legalization of marijuana”“Concerning ethical implications, more than 75% of hospice providers would ‘turn a blind eye’ if they found that their patient was achieving symptom control with smoked marijuana”(Uritsky, McPherson, Pradel, 2011).

References Johannigman, S., ' Eschiti, V. (2013). Medical use of marijuana in palliative care. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17(4), 360-362. doi:10.1188/13.CJON.360-362 Malouff, J. M., ' Rooke, S. E. (2013). Expert- recommended warnings for medical marijuana. Substance Abuse, 34(2), 92. Doi:10.1080/08897077.2012.715622Office of National Drug Control Policy. Retrieved from: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ondcp/state-laws-related-to-marijuanaPotential Therapeutic graphic. Retrieved from: http://thumbnails-visually.netdna-ssl.com/herbal-benefits-of-medical-marijuana_513da00183519_w1500.jpgThomas, J., (2010). The past, present, and future of medical marijuana in the united states. (2010). Psychiatric Times, 27(1), 1-4. Retrieved from: www.szasz-texte.de/publist.htmlUritsky, T. J., McPherson, M. L., ' Pradel, F. (2011). Assessment of hospice health professionals' knowledge, views, and experience with medical marijuana. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(12), 1291-1295. doi:10.1089/jpm.2011.0113

“There are more than 17,000 published articles on cannabinoids and the evidence favors the use of these drugs to provide symptom relief.”(Uritsky, McPherson, Pradel, 2011).


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