This Viewpoint calls for improved surveillance of the use and of health effects of marijuana in the wake of evolving state policies that increase legal access to the drug.
This Viewpoint examines physicians caught between permissive local statutes and prohibitive federal regulations regarding use of marijuana and summarizes recommendations about marijuana for patient care from the agencies authorized to protect the public.
This commentary discusses a cohort study published in JAMA Psychiatry that investigated associations between cannabis use over 20 years and physical health problems in midlife.
This synopsis of a medicine grand rounds conference uses an example of a patient with chronic low back pain as the basis for discussing the use of medical marijuana for treating chronic pain and other disorders.
This Viewpoint describes the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and the unexpected and adverse health effects reflected in hospital data collected so far.
Saitz and coauthors tested the efficacy of 2 brief interventions among 528 adults with unhealthy drug use identified by screening in primary care. They compared a brief negotiated interview and an intervention based on motivational interviewing with no brief intervention. In an Editorial, Hingson and Compton discuss the importance of exploring drug use with patients in primary care.
Warner and coauthors conducted a retrospective cohort study of 44 612 physicians in anesthesiology residency programs to describe the incidence and outcomes of substance use disorder among a subset of US physicians.