CRx MAGAZINE

    Current Issue

    Spring 2021


    Cover Story

    Targeting Neuroinflammation

    CBD’s Promise for Individuals With Dementia

    By Mark D. Coggins, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP


    Feature

    Cannabis for HIV-Related Conditions

    Clinicians should open the door to a discussion.

    By Jamie Santa Cruz


    Feature

    Combating Chronic Pain

    Cannabis has been known as an effective analgesic for centuries, if not millennia.

    By Bonnie Johnson, MS, RDN, HCP


    Feature

    Controlling Psoriatic Arthritis — Can Cannabis Help?

    Psoriatic arthritis is one of the most common forms of autoimmune arthritis.

    By Emily Kyle, MS, RDN, CDN, CLT, HCP


    Research

    Cannabis and Sickle Cell Disease

    A recent study shows promise for patients suffering from chronic pain due to this genetic condition.

    By Lindsey Getz


    People

    Elisabeth Mack

    As a cannabis nurse, educator, author, and patient, Elisabeth Mack has been involved in many facets of health care. She equips clinicians to be well-trained health coaches who guide others in understanding and utilizing CBD and cannabis medicine’s powerful benefits.

    By Michele Deppe


    Case Study

    Reducing Opioid Use by Back Pain Sufferers

    Well-trained clinicians can help patients reduce their need for opiate therapy.

    By Joe Jeffries, RPh


    The Buzz

    Hemp and Bees

    In 2016, a United Nations–sponsored scientific report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services concluded that about 40% of the world’s invertebrate pollinators, including bees, are facing extinction.1

    By Jennifer Van Pelt, MA

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