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Cough, Coughing

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Cannabis for Cough, Coughing

Smoking cannabis can cause one to cough, and whilst other ingestion methods might not cause a person to cough directly, they can cause a dry mouth and throat, which can sometimes lead to coughing. Interestingly, there is also some evidence that cannabis can suppress cough, and it has been said to be a treatment for cough for hundreds of years.

“There is a physiological rationale as to why cannabis may have a role in the suppression of cough. The cough reflex is regulated by G-protein coupled receptors. Agonists of prostanoid receptors and agonists of bradykinin receptors stimulate cough, whereas beta-adrenoceptor agonists and cannabinoids suppress cough.” Cannabis for Treatment of Intractable Malignant Cough – A Case Report, Corry de Neef, Sonia Fullerton

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Animal Study

5

Double Blind Human Trial

2

Human Trial

1

Laboratory Study

5

Meta-analysis

9

Total studies

Cough, Coughing

22

Positive

14 studies

64%

Inconclusive

5 studies

23%

Negative

3 studies

14%

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