August 3, 2018

After decades of disconnect between federal officials who consider cannabis a harmful drug and public opinion that increasingly views cannabis as something that should be legal and is potentially good medicine, the landscape on marijuana research might be shifting. This week, UC Irvine announced it received a $9 million grant from the National Institute on […]

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The use of inhaled vaporized cannabis neither improved nor worsened exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a recent trial published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. The researchers originally hypothesized that inhaled vaporized cannabis would alleviate exertional breathlessness and improve exercise endurance by […]

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Patients in Georgia are allowed to consume medical marijuana — if they can find a way to get it. It’s still illegal to buy or transport cannabis oil in Georgia, even though the state authorized registered patients to use it three years ago. That could soon change. Georgia legislators are holding the first in a […]

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To better understand why many doctors hesitate to embrace cannabis, let’s consider the factors that have plagued the pro-cannabis argument: First, a lack of available scientific studies on many health outcomes leaves us with mostly anecdotal reports of its medicinal abilities. While these stories certainly have value in guiding scientific investigation, they’re ripe with bias […]

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