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The growing trend of medical marijuana

doi: 10.1097/01.NME.0000453493.85976.c8
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The growing trend of medical marijuana

GENERAL PURPOSE: To provide information about the use and effects of medical marijuana. LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading the article and taking this test, you'll be able to: 1. Describe the pharmacologic action of medical marijuana. 2. List the indications for medical marijuana. 3. Identify the adverse reactions and necessary precautions related to medical marijuana.

  1. Which component of marijuana is mainly responsible for the mood-altering effects?
    1. tetrahydrocannabinol
    2. cannabinol
    3. cannabidiol
  2. Which of the following cannabinoid receptors controls vomiting?
    1. CB1
    2. CB2
    3. CB3
  3. Peak effect with oral marijuana occurs in
    1. minutes.
    2. hours.
    3. days.
  4. The FDA approved research for the use of cannabidiol for
    1. veterans with PTSD.
    2. adults with chemotherapy-related nausea.
    3. children with severe genetic epilepsy.
  5. Compared with prochlorperazine for relieving nausea, dronabinol is
    1. less effective.
    2. equally effective.
    3. more effective.
  6. Marijuana has been shown to
    1. increase intestinal secretion.
    2. decrease GI activity.
    3. cause acid reflux.
  7. For treating glaucoma, marijuana has been found to
    1. decrease intraocular pressure.
    2. prevent optic nerve damage.
    3. be effective as an ophthalmic solution.
  8. Marijuana has been associated with
    1. development of tremors.
    2. bladder incontinence.
    3. potentiating opioid effectiveness.
  9. Which type of pain would be most relieved by marijuana?
    1. radiation burn pain
    2. neuropathic pain related to MS
    3. post-op incisional pain
  10. For patients with PTSD, marijuana may contribute to
    1. restful sleep.
    2. intense flashbacks.
    3. diarrhea.
  11. Cardiovascular effects of marijuana may include
    1. significantly elevated heart rate.
    2. decreased cardiac output.
    3. increased skin temperature.
  12. Which respiratory effect would smoking moderate amounts of marijuana most likely cause?
    1. emphysema
    2. lung cancer
    3. bronchial spasm
  13. Marijuana use is most likely to cause an increase in
    1. sperm count.
    2. prolactin.
    3. fertility.
  14. Marijuana may be beneficial for people with
    1. short-term memory loss.
    2. an overactive immune system.
    3. gross motor skill impairment.
  15. Chronic marijuana use may result in
    1. enhanced job motivation and performance.
    2. needing less drug to achieve the desired effect.
    3. memory impairment.
  16. What percentage of marijuana users becomes addicted?
    1. 9%
    2. 18%
    3. 53%
  17. A patient with respiratory compromise may benefit from
    1. taking oral dronabinol.
    2. avoiding use of a water pipe.
    3. marijuana with lower THC levels.
  18. The patient who needs more of the drug to get the same effect signals a need to
    1. increase the dose.
    2. change to a different format/route.
    3. assess for addiction.
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