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Research Roundup: Apr 19, 2022



Best of cannabinoid science this week...


In older patients with pain, a three-year retrospective study finds that even a low-dose of cannabinoids is linked to a decreased use of opioids

Cannabinoids reduce opioid use in older patients with pain : Retrospective three-year analysis of data from a general practice https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35384481/

In a review of CBD in orthopedic sports medicine, a survey of patients at a clinic found that 19% used CBD for joint pain issues & 30% of that group also used cannabis for their pain Prevalence of Cannabinoid (CBD) Use in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Patients https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35400139/

On autism, a review of the clinical evidence shows that the cannabinoids, and especially CBD, can help with common comorbidities as well as the central symptoms Clinical Data on Canabinoids: Translational Research in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9059/10/4/796

In dogs with red, itchy skin, CBD oil (with no THC in it) was well-tolerated & decreased the itchiness Effects of cannabidiol without delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol on canine atopic dermatitis: A retrospective assessment of 8 cases https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35368394/


The bacteria Acinetobacter baumanniiis becoming resistant to the last-resort antibiotic - but this study suggests that adding CBD to the treatment significantly increases the lethality

Mechanisms Underlying Synergistic Killing of Polymyxin B in Combination with Cannabidiol against Acinetobacter baumannii: A Metabolomic Study

https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4923/14/4/786

In honeybees, adding hemp extract to their sugar syrup increased their antioxidant activity & boosted their average lifespan from 35 days to 52 days Impressive Impact of Hemp Extract on Antioxidant System in Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Organism https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3921/11/4/707/htm