In collaboration with the University of Michigan, Om of Medicine conducted an IRB – approved pain study with hundreds of it’s patients. Results displayed a 64% decrease in opioid use and a 45% increase in quality of life.
Scientists and medical professionals have conducted countless studies on cannabis, testing its efficacy for the treatment of different conditions and researching guidelines for its most effective use. Choose a condition below to read some of the studies that have been conducted.
Guidelines for Use
Cannabis-based medicine naturally targets diseases and symptoms from many different angles with a very safe, low-risk side effect profile. However, the exact mechanisms of actions are very complex, especially with so many variables from the over 500 active constituents in herbal cannabis to the patient’s individualized endocannabinoid system. This level of complexity combined with relatively low clinical research conducted on medicinal cannabis makes it difficult to accurately predict a patient’s response, experience & treatment efficacy to cannabis-based medicine.
Therefore, there is a natural trial-and-error period of finding the dose (potency, ratio of cannabinoids, delivery system etc.) that relieves an individuals targeted symptoms effectively while avoiding any unwanted side effects, such as fatigue or “feeling high”. While this may be overwhelming at first, it gives the patient the flexibility to highly personalize their cannabis-based medicine around their specific needs and goals.
Here at Om, we incorporate the most relevant scientific research currently available into our recommendations to provide the best treatments options for each patient. Below are some of the major studies we utilize:
- Practical considerations in medical cannabis administration and dosing.
- Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid‐terpenoid entourage effects.
- A tale of two cannabinoids: the therapeutic rationale for combining tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol.
- Cannabis in pain treatment: clinical and research considerations.
- National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine: The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research
- The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids Committees Conclusions
- Cannabinoids and Terpenes as Chemotaxonomic Markers in Cannabis
- The endocannabinoid system: an osteopathic perspective.
- Modulating the endocannabinoid system in human health and disease–successes and failures.
- Cannabinoid-based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics.
- Acute and chronic effects of cannabinoids on effort-related decision-making and reward learning: an evaluation of the cannabis ‘amotivational’hypotheses.
- Medical cannabis and mental health: A guided systematic review.
- Beyond cannabis: plants and the endocannabinoid system.
- Cannabinoids for medical use: a systematic review and meta-analysis.