Medical Cannabis

Episode 16: Impact of Cannabis on Brain Health
June 29, 2022

"Primary Viewpoints," a podcast from Patient Care Online, brings you an exclusive interview with Henry Mahncke, PhD, on the impact of cannabis on cognitive health.

What’s Next in Brain Health? Lifestyle Interventions, Says One Expert
May 11, 2022

Henry Mahncke, PhD, explains why lifestyle interventions, such as diet and exercise, could be prescribed down the line to improve brain health.

When Does Cannabis Use Become Addictive? Expert Explains How to Help Patients Navigate This Grey Area
May 04, 2022

As more states legalize cannabis for recreational purposes, it is critical for clinicians to help patients safely navigate its use.

Talking Cannabis & Brain Health: Why One Expert Says Not to Condemn Use
April 29, 2022

When talking to younger cannabis users, Henry Mahncke, PhD, says it is important to first understand the underlying causes of use before counseling against it.

Study: Younger Cannabis Users Nearly Twice as Likely to Report Heart Attack
September 13, 2021

New research suggests frequent cannabis use can raise the risk of myocardial infarction in adults younger than 45 years.

New Review Urges Screening for Cannabis Use in Heart Patients
January 22, 2020

A new review found >2 million US adults with heart disease have either used marijuana in the past or are current users. 

Young Marijuana Users May be at Greater Risk for Stroke, Arrhythmia
November 11, 2019

Two studies to be presented at the upcoming AHA annual meeting found that young cannabis users are at greater risk for stroke and arrhythmia. 

Drug Use & Abuse: 10 Qs to Decipher
March 20, 2019

Sample: In 2017, >70 200 drug overdose deaths occurred in the US. Approximately what percentage of those deaths involved an opioid?

The "Pot Socks" Sign
March 21, 2018

Sudden onset of difficulty breathing, dry mouth, and stiff, swollen neck and throat. . . what diagnostic clue do the patient's socks offer, and what action should follow?