Social Equity

Cost-effectiveness of treating pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy

Cannabis-based treatments may reduce seizures among children with drug-resistant epilepsy, but are these treatments cost-effective? 

Economic evaluations of cannabis treatments are needed, and they should address issues including weight-gain over time, switching or discontinuation of treatments, the effectiveness of interventions, and long-term success, beyond the duration of available clinical studies.

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Benjamin Caplan, MDCost-effectiveness of treating pediatric drug-resistant epilepsy
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Social Responsibility for the Cannabis Industry

With an emerging industry that has millions of dollars being fed into it, companies are trying to take social responsibility and operate with the public interest in mind. Things like this can narrow the gap of trust between industry, community, and policymakers, as well as fight stigma. https://nyp.st/2L4lKdp

Benjamin Caplan, MDSocial Responsibility for the Cannabis Industry
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Home Grows vs Big Marijuana vs Governmental Oversight

In light of recent changes and discussion in NY and IL cannabis laws, the right to grow at home has been highly debated. Legislation and “big marijuana” are concerned with black market control, lab testing, and lost tax revenue; many of these concerns are blown out of proportion http://bit.ly/2WSbsUK

Benjamin Caplan, MDHome Grows vs Big Marijuana vs Governmental Oversight
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Profile of Dr Caplan, Dr Grinspoon, CED Clinic, and modern Medical Cannabis in Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly

The esteemed medical periodical, Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly, takes a closer look at modern medical cannabis with Dr Grinspoon and I. Our discussion brings an insider’s look at how the system operates, from clinic to dispensary, the dynamic changes we’ve already seen and highlights some of the changes to come. Included are The Role of Medicine, The Ethics of doctors in business, The Patient Experience, Physician’s Support, Growing the Plant, and a sit-down with a local dispensary.

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Benjamin Caplan, MDProfile of Dr Caplan, Dr Grinspoon, CED Clinic, and modern Medical Cannabis in Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly
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Guidelines for Canada’s cannabis edibles tight, but also vague

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/guidelines-for-canadas-cannabis-edibles-tight-but-also-vague

Months after the decision to legalize cannabis, Canadian lawmakers work to regulate the packaging and advertising of cannabis products. The new guidelines forbid the mixing of alcohol and THC and also ensure that products are not “appealing to a young person.”

Benjamin Caplan, MDGuidelines for Canada’s cannabis edibles tight, but also vague
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There’s Growing Evidence Cannabis Helps Older Adults Keep Their Jobs for Years Longer

In the US, the largest increase in cannabis use was seen in the older adult population. And with medical cannabis reducing pain associated with work, researchers wonder if cannabis could postpone retirement plans and enhance the US labor supply.
https://www.greenentrepreneur.com/article/335478

Benjamin Caplan, MDThere’s Growing Evidence Cannabis Helps Older Adults Keep Their Jobs for Years Longer
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Dispensaries that launched cannabis in West Hollywood can continue to sell recreational pot… for now

On Monday, the LA City Council decided to allow the city’s original 4 dispensaries to maintain temporary licenses to sell recreational marijuana. The dispensaries were set up in 2003, but in 2016, the council decided that the stores should compete with nearly 100 other dispensaries for just 8 licenses. None of the original stores secured top 8 spots, so now their owners fight to maintain the right to sell cannabis until the 8 other stores open shop.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-west-hollywood-original-dispensaries-vote-20190618-story.html

Benjamin Caplan, MDDispensaries that launched cannabis in West Hollywood can continue to sell recreational pot… for now
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CED Foundation Archive

This week, CED Foundation added 77 more #cannabis studies, & 50 about #flavonoids. Read & search for free, and please consider uploading so that others may enjoy the materials you have! This week’s folder: http://bit.ly/2KYfOCF For the whole archive: http://tinyurl.com/MMJarchive

Benjamin Caplan, MDCED Foundation Archive
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The Education of Dispensary Staff is Varied and Lacks Regulation

Training and Practices of Cannabis Dispensary Staff

How much medical training does your local budtender possess? An online survey sent to medical marijuana dispensary staff reported only 55% of staffers had any formal training for their position, with 20% reporting some background in medical/scientific training. The analysis reported that many among the dispensary staff are recommending cannabis choices that are consistent with current evidence, but some are recommending strains that are either ineffective or exacerbate a patient’s condition. The findings of this study stress the importance of consistent and well-regulated training of dispensary staff.

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Benjamin Caplan, MDThe Education of Dispensary Staff is Varied and Lacks Regulation
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