MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Praveen Kumar Potukuchi, B.Pharm, MS
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Several case reports have indicated that synthetic cannabinoid use is associated with acute kidney injury (AKI). However, it is unclear whether similar adverse effects could occur with medicinal or recreational cannabis use. Previous research has shown that the use of medical marijuana /cannabis for an average of two weeks resulted in no serious adverse effects and no incidence of AKI.
However, there are no studies which investigated the effects of marijuana/cannabis use on the incidence of AKI in patients with advanced CKD.