Repense

Rethink

Repense is a communication campaign created to encourage debate and reflection on the medical use of marijuana in Brazil.

Timeline

See the key moments in the history of the medical use of marijuana.

Medicinal use in the world

Which countries use medical marijuana? How?

Scientific evidences

Access research on the therapeutic use of marijuana.

Research

Diagnosis Title Authors Year Medicine Short Result
Multiple sclerosis / spasticity Effect of dronabinol on the progression of progressive multiple sclerosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled study.

 

Zajicek J, Ball S, Wright D, Vickery J, Nunn A, Miller D, Cano MG, McManus D, Mallik S, Hobart J

 

2013

 

Dronabinol (synthetic THC)

 

Used for 36 months, THC had no effect on disease progression compared to placebo.

 

Multiple sclerosis / spasticity

 

Cannabis smoked for spasticity in multiple sclerosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled study.

 

Corey-Bloom J, Wolfson T, Gamst A, Jin S, Marcotte TD, Bentley H, Gouaux B.

 

2012 Cannabis in natura

 

Smoking cannabis was superior to placebo in reducing spasticity and pain.
Chemo Pain

 

A double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial using oral cannabinoid extract spray for the treatment of cancer-induced neuropathic pain.

 

Lynch ME, Cesar-Rittenberg P, Hohmann AG.

 

2013 Marijuana Extract

 

Among the five patients, there was a tendency to respond to treatment with cannabis

 

Nausea and vomiting of cancer chemotherapy

 

Preliminary study of the efficacy and safety of standard oral extract of Cannabis in nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy.

 

Duran M, Pérez E, Abanades S, Vidal X, Saura C, Majem M, Arriola E, Rabanal M, Pastor A, Farré M, Rams N, Laporte JR, Capellà D.

 

2010 Marijuana Extract

 

Cannabis was superior to placebo in reducing nausea and vomiting in patients refractory to other medications.

 

Epilepsy

 

Chronic cannabidiol administration for healthy volunteers and epileptic patients.

 

Cunha JM, Carlini EA, Pereira AE, Ramos OL, Pimentel C, Gagliardi R, Sanvito WL, Lander N, Mechoulam R

 

1980 Canabidiol

 

Of the eight patients tested, four became seizure free during the study and three showed partial improvement.

 

Epilepsy

 

Parents’ report on the use of cannabis extract enriched with cannabidiol in the treatment of treatment-resistant epilepsy.

 

Porter BE, Jacobson C

 

2013 Canabidiol

 

84% of the 19 patients evaluated showed improvements in the frequency of seizures.

 

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