Scientific evidence on therapeutic marihuana use in individuals treated in Health Care Services

  • Leslie del Carmen Luza Acosta Universidad de Valparaíso. Escuela de Enfermeria
  • Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura Universidade de São Paulo. Escola de Enfermagem de Ribeirão Preto

Resumo

The aim of this integrative review was to “identify, synthesize and evaluate the scientific evidence available on therapeutic marihuana use in those treated in health care services”. The articles analyzed were selected from the following databases LILACS, CINAHL and MEDLINE and using tools such as WOS (Web of Science) and SCOPUS. After a broad search in Spanish, Portuguese and English, a total of ninety article were identified. The final selection consisted of six articles, four of which were primary articles and the other two were case studies. The analysis found that there are gaps in the evidence on the therapeutic effects of cannabis. Some positive effects are suggested, potentially useful in some cases, but probable adverse effects were also reported, it being therefore recommended that use of marihuana and marihuana-based products be weighed up depending on the pathologies present in the individual.

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Publicado
2018-08-27
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Acosta, L., & Ventura, C. A. (2018). Scientific evidence on therapeutic marihuana use in individuals treated in Health Care Services. SMAD Revista Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool E Drogas (Edição Em Português), 13(3), 167-174. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1806-6976.v13i3p167-174
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