Cannabinoids in Dermatologic Surgery.

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. 2021 Jan 7;S0190-9622(21)00104-3.

doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2021.01.016. Online ahead of print.

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Ha Eun Kong et al. J Am Acad Dermatol. .

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Though known as a medicinal herb for centuries, the recent legalization of cannabinoids across many states has ushered in a new era where cannabinoids have become a popular treatment option amongst clinicians and patients alike. Cannabinoids have demonstrated efficacy in wound healing, reducing inflammation, ameliorating pain, and have shown potential as an anti-tumor agent. As a result, cannabinoids have been rapidly woven into the fabric of modern medicine. However, the utility of cannabinoids in dermatologic surgery has not been explored to date. In this paper, we review the current literature to discuss the potential impact of cannabinoid use in dermatologic surgery.

Keywords: cannabidiol (CBD); cannabinoids; dermatologic surgery; inflammation; marijuana; pain; wound healing.

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