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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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ACOSTA, Leslie del Carmen Luza  e  VENTURA, Carla Aparecida Arena. Scientific evidence on therapeutic marihuana use in individuals treated in Health Care Services . SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2017, vol.13, n.3, pp. 167-174. ISSN 1806-6976.

The aim of this integrative review was to "identify, synthesize and evaluate the scientific evidence available on therapeutic marihuana use in those treated in health care services". The articles analyzed were selected from the following databases LILACS, CINAHL and MEDLINE and using tools such as WOS (Web of Science) and SCOPUS. After a broad search in Spanish, Portuguese and English, a total of ninety article were identified. The final selection consisted of six articles, four of which were primary articles and the other two were case studies. The analysis found that there are gaps in the evidence on the therapeutic effects of cannabis. Some positive effects are suggested, potentially useful in some cases, but probable adverse effects were also reported, it being therefore recommended that use of marihuana and marihuana-based products be weighed up depending on the pathologies present in the individual.

Palavras-chave : Marihuana; therapeutic use; health care services; health care centers; Maconha; Uso Terapéutico; Os Serviços de Saúde; Centros de Saúde.

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