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US Patent 20160058736 A1, Mar 3, 2016 - Cannabinoid receptor antagonists/inverse agonists useful for treating metabolic disorders, including obesity and diabetes

US Patent 20160243075 A2, Aug 25, 2016 - Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCv) for use in the protection of pancreatic islet cells

US Patent 8084422, Dec 27, 2011 - Method of treating insulin resistance with a selective inhibitor of CB2 receptor activity

Cannabis Derived Drug Shows Promise in Treating Type 2 Diabetes

Calhoun-Rice, Sandy, et al.

Healthline News. 2013 July 23, (online news article).

The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults

Penner, Elizabeth, et al.

The American Journal of Medicine. 2013 Jul 23, 126(7): 583-589 (Full).

The cannabinoid  Δ9-tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) ameliorates insulin sensitivity in two mouse models of obesity

Wargent, E.T., et al.

Nutrition & Diabetes. 2013 May 27, 3(5): 68 (Full).

Marijuana users have better blood sugar control

Penner, Elizabeth A, et al.

Elsevier. 2013 May 15, (online news article). 

Decreased prevalence of diabetes in marijuana users: cross-sectional data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) III 

Rajavashisth, Tripathi, et al.

BMJ Open: Diabetes and endocrinology. 2012 Feb, 2(1) (Online Article). 

The role of cannabis and cannabinoids in diabetes

Frisher, Martin, et al.

The British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease. 2010 Dec, 10(6): 267-273 (Full).

Cannabidiol Attenuates Cardiac Dysfunction, Oxidative Stress, Fibrosis, and Inflammatory Cell Death Signaling Pathways in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

Rajesh, Mohanraj, et al.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2010 Dec, 56(25): 2115-2125 (Full). 

Randomized Placebo-Controlled Double-Blind Clinical Trial of Cannabis-Based Medicinal Product (Sativex) in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy 

Selvaraja, Dinesh, et al.

Diabetes Care, American Diabetes Association website. 2010 Jan, 33(1): 128-130 (Full).

Neuroprotective and Blood-Retinal Barrier Preserving Effects of Cannabidiol in Experimental Diabetes 

El-Remessy, Azza B, et al.

The American Journal of Pathology: Cellular and Molecular Biology of Disease. 2006 Jan, 168(1): 235-244 (Full). 

Beneficial effects of a Cannabis Sativa extract treatment on diabetes-induced neuropathy and oxidative stress

Comelli, Francesca, et al.

Phytotherapy Research. 2009 Dec, 23(12): 1678-1684 (abstract).  

Biological effects of THC and a lipophilic cannabis extract on normal and insulin resistant 3T3-L1 adipocytes

Gallant, M, et al.

Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology. 2009 July 24, 16(10): 942-949 (abstract).

Cannabidiol lowers incidence of diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice 

Weiss, L, et al.

Autoimmunity. 2006, 39(2): 143-151 (abstract). 

Cannabinoids and the immune system: potential for the treatment of inflammatory diseases?

Croxford, JL, et al.

Journal of Neuroimmunology. 2005 Sep, 166(1-2): 3-18 (abstract). 

Cannabinoids blocks tactile allodynia in diabetic mice without attenuation of its antinociceptive effect

Dogrul, A, et al.

Neuroscience Letters. 2004 Sep 16, 368(1): 82 (abstract).   

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