U of S study wants to see if cannabis eases anxiety in people with …

A University of Saskatchewan study will look at if cannabis can relieve anxiety in people who suffer from dementia.

The study will examine how patients tolerate the side effects of the drug, what dosage to use, and any adverse effects.

“[We’re] trying to reduce anxiety using a cannabis intervention so that patients, and caregivers, experience a higher quality of life,” says U of S professor Jane Alcorn.

Alcorn is co-lead of the biomedical branch of the U of S Cannabinoid Research Initiative of Saskatchewan (CRIS) ​and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition.

The study, which is in collaboration with Alberta-based Sundial Growers Inc., will see a dozen residents from extended care facilities take cannabis oil.

There has never been strong randomized clinical trial studies done with cannabis and what we need to show is that cannabis can be effective and safe in certain indications.– U od S professor Jane Alcorn

“We could

... read more at: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/u-of-s-study-wants-to-see-if-cannabis-eases-anxiety-in-people-with-dementia-1.4848555

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U of S study wants to see if cannabis eases anxiety in people with …

A University of Saskatchewan study will look at if cannabis can relieve anxiety in people who suffer from dementia.

The study will examine how patients tolerate the side effects of the drug, what dosage to use, and any adverse effects.

“[We’re] trying to reduce anxiety using a cannabis intervention so that patients, and caregivers, experience a higher quality of life,” says U of S professor Jane Alcorn.

Alcorn is co-lead of the biomedical branch of the U of S Cannabinoid Research Initiative of Saskatchewan (CRIS) ​and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition.

The study, which is in collaboration with Alberta-based Sundial Growers Inc., will see a dozen residents from extended care facilities take cannabis oil.

There has never been strong randomized clinical trial studies done with cannabis and what we need to show is that cannabis can be effective and safe in certain indications.– U od S professor Jane Alcorn

“We could

... read more at: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/u-of-s-study-wants-to-see-if-cannabis-eases-anxiety-in-people-with-dementia-1.4848555

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