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TitleSurvey of medicinal cannabis use among childbearing women: patterns of its use in pregnancy and retroactive self-assessment of its efficacy against 'morning sickness'.
Author(s)Westfall RE, Janssen PA, Lucas P, Capler R.
Journal, Volume, IssueComplement Ther Clin Pract 2006;12(1):27-33.
Major outcome(s)Cannabis effective against nausea and vomiting
IndicationNausea/vomitingAbstract
MedicationCannabis

A majority of women experience some nausea and/or vomiting during pregnancy. This condition can range from mild nausea to extreme nausea and vomiting, with 1-2% of women suffering from the life-threatening condition hyperemesis gravidarum. Cannabis (Cannabis sativa) may be used therapeutically to mitigate pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting. This paper presents the results of a survey of 84 female users of medicinal cannabis, recruited through two compassion societies in British Columbia, Canada. Of the seventy-nine respondents who had experienced pregnancy, 51 (65%) reported using cannabis during their pregnancies. While 59 (77%) of the respondents who had been pregnant had experienced nausea and/or vomiting of pregnancy, 40 (68%) had used cannabis to treat the condition, and of these respondents, 37 (over 92%) rated cannabis as 'extremely effective' or 'effective.' Our findings support the need for further investigations into cannabis therapy for severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy.

Route(s)Inhalation
Dose(s)
Duration (days)
Participants51 pregnant women
DesignSurvey
Type of publicationMedical journal
Address of author(s)Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada V8W 3P5. rachelw@uvic.ca
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