February 12, 2018

Alcohol damages the brain more than cannabis, new research suggests.  Unlike booze, marijuana does not affect the size or integrity of white or grey matter in the brain, even after years of exposure, a study found. Grey matter enables the brain to function, while white controls communication between nerve clusters. Study author Professor Kent Hutchison […]

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Schizophrenia and other psychiatric issues may be triggered by marijuana use, according to a research analysis in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. With states rapidly legalizing cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, physicians will be increasingly pressed to counsel patients on their frequency of use and dosage, as well as associated risks. The […]

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LOS ANGELES — As the opioid crisis continues to ravage the United States, scientists in Los Angeles are hoping their research into cannabis can provide an alternative to powerfully addictive, potentially deadly pain medications. “Cannabis probably can certainly help with pain,” Dr. Timothy Fong, addiction specialist at the University of California, Los Angeles, told KCBS-TV. […]

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Have California’s medical marijuana dispensaries helped ease the state’s opioid crisis? Several studies have found lower rates of opioid-related overdoses in states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.  Now, a new study published in the Journal of Health Economics suggests states that have made it easiest for patients to buy medical marijuana, primarily via dispensaries, have […]

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Just try it! Photos: Maria Penaloza Danielle Guercio When used topically, cannabis infused oils can soften sore muscles and relieve pain, which means they can feel pretty nice when applied by other people. Though there’s no major intoxication happening without ingestion, some notice a slight buzz, especially if you use a large amount over a […]

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Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will conduct a first-of-its-kind survey to gauge Arkansans’ perceptions of medical marijuana before and after it’s available for use in the Natural State. Representatives from Harvard, Johns Hopkins and McGill universities approached UAMS researchers last year about the survey opportunity. Although 28 other states have comprehensive […]

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More than half of Calgarians believe the way public consumption of cannabis is regulated and enforced should more closely resemble drinking alcohol than smoking tobacco. That’s according to the city’s Cannabis Research Combined Study prepared by Environics Research that was released Friday. The study aimed to gauge Calgarians’ views on potential regulations and restrictions surrounding […]

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Have California’s medical marijuana dispensaries helped ease the state’s opioid crisis? Several studies have found lower rates of opioid-related overdoses in states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.  Now, a new study published in the Journal of Health Economics suggests states that have made it easiest for patients to buy medical marijuana, primarily via dispensaries, have […]

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One of Australia’s highest-profile medicinal cannabis suppliers is prepared to face nine-years’ jail in a court case that could set a national legal precedent. Adelaide woman Jenny Hallam, 45, was raided by police in January last year, halting the supply of her cannabis oil to almost 300 Australians suffering from a range of medical conditions. […]

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