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Call for Commentary Submissions on Prescribing Marijuana

Marijuana is increasingly available and used in many forms by adults, including pregnant adults (1, 2). There is insufficient yet accumulating evidence about its potential benefits and harms (3-6), and Americans' view of its effects is more favorable than evidence supports (7). We want to know what you think about the evidence, and whether (and when) you recommend marijuana use.

Annals of Internal Medicine invites submissions for brief commentaries highlighting readers' perspectives on recommending marijuana use. Submit your commentary (500 words maximum, 5 or fewer references, no tables/figures) by November 13 for consideration at Annals.org.

Note in the cover letter that your submission is a brief commentary on prescribing or recommending marijuana use. Editors will consider submitted commentaries for possible publication in December.

call for submissions

References
1. Smoking, Vaping, and Use of Edibles and Other Forms of Marijuana Among U.S. Adults (Ann Intern Med. doi:10.7326/M18-1681)
2. Marijuana Use During Stages of Pregnancy in the United States (Ann Intern Med. doi:10.7326/L17-0067)
3. Marijuana Use, Respiratory Symptoms, and Pulmonary Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (Ann Intern Med. doi:10.7326/M18-0522)
4. Associations Between Marijuana Use and Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Outcomes: A Systematic Review (Ann Intern Med. doi:10.7326/M17-1548)
5. The Effects of Cannabis Among Adults With Chronic Pain and an Overview of General Harms: A Systematic Review (Ann Intern Med. doi:10.7326/M17-0155)
6. Benefits and Harms of Plant-Based Cannabis for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review (Ann Intern Med. doi:10.7326/M17-0477)
7. Risks and Benefits of Marijuana Use: A National Survey of U.S. Adults (Ann Intern Med. doi:10.7326/M18-0810)

 

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