February 13, 2018

A new study suggests alcohol consumption is more detrimental to people’s brains than marijuana. Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder looked at more than 850 adults and 430 teenagers to find that alcohol, but not marijuana, led to lower brain volumes of grey and white brain tissue. Grey matter controls brain function and white matter […]

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By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are conducting a study to gauge residents’ views of medical marijuana before and after it’s available in the state. Representatives from several colleges outside the state approached university researchers last year about the survey opportunity, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette […]

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The first deliveries have been made; the first dispensary has opened. Now the question is how much the business of cannabis oil — a non-psychoactive form of medical marijuana — may grow here in Texas. The low-THC oil is currently available only to Texans with intractable epilepsy if federally approved medication has not helped. But […]

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Alcohol poses a far greater threat to brain health than marijuana, according to new research. In a new study published by the medical journal Addiction, experts from the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder found that alcohol consumption was linked to lowered volumes of brain tissue. Researchers observed the brain […]

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America’s highways are decidedly less safe on April 20, a day when stoners publicly celebrate marijuana use. Why? Researchers report there’s an uptick in fatal traffic crashes on that evening, which for decades has been a counterculture holiday revolving around pot use. Your risk of dying in a fatal wreck increases about 12 percent on […]

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Medical cannabis therapies can significantly cut chronic pain in patients over 65 years of age without adverse effects, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Cannabis Clinical Research Institute at Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba. A new study, published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, found that the therapeutic […]

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National health-food store Holland Barrett has started stocking cannabis oil as sales of the product hit new heights. The oil is believed by many to have the power to alleviate the symptoms of multiple ­sclerosis, ease joint pain and help sufferers deal with anxiety and depression. However, the chain’s website has mixed reviews with comments […]

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“As a pharmaceutical product, it is the subject of rigorous and intense manufacturing controls. Patients have the reassurance that the product is what we say it is and what they think it is,” Justin Gover, GW’s chief executive officer, told the Post. … read more at: https://www.salon.com/2018/02/10/big-pharma-green-lights-cannabis-based-drug-for-epilepsy_partner/

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