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April 9, 2021

Treatment of Chronic Pruritus With Medical Marijuana

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Dermatol. 2021;157(7):879-880. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2021.1194

Chronic pruritus is a debilitating symptom that is associated with numerous dermatologic, neurologic, and systemic diseases. It is often resistant to treatment and can cause a severe reduction in quality of life.1 Currently, to our knowledge, there is a lack of US Food and Drug Administration–approved therapies for pruritus, so treatment can be difficult and relies on off-label therapeutics. In this article, we report a case of successful use of medical marijuana for treating chronic pruritus.

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