Medical Marijuana Patients With ADHD Use Fewer Prescription Drugs, Study Finds

Medical Marijuana Patients With ADHD Use Fewer Prescription Drugs, Study Finds

When people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) consume more medical marijuana they tend to use fewer prescription drugs, including powerful, habit-forming psychostimulants, according to a new study. Patients who used medical cannabis components—cannabinoids themselves as well as terpenes— also “reported a higher occurrence of stopping all ADHD medications,” the researchers, whose findings were published late last month in the Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal, wrote. “In this study, we demonstrated that patients treated with [medical cannabis] stopped their ADHD medications, especially in the high MC dose and in the low ADHD symptoms frequency subgroups.” Specifically, the study found that the cannabinoid…

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