August 2018

ATLANTA – An outgoing state lawmaker who has championed medical marijuana in Georgia for years says he wants to continue to help grow the state program as a private citizen. Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, has been the driving force behind the three-year-old low THC oil program, which allows eligible Georgia residents to possess the oil […]

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MANATEE COUNTY, FL (WWSB) – There’s a new trend in veterinary medicine. Cannabis oil is now being used on dogs and cats to treat everything from seizures to anxiety. A common misconception is that this cannabis oil is marijuana. It isn’t. There’s actually very little THC if any in it at all, which is what […]

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A new study has suggested cannabis extract could be used to treat psychosis, despite long-held views that recreational use of cannabis itself could be linked to developing psychosis. Researchers from King’s College London found cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major chemical components of the marijuana plant, works separately to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which the part that gives users a […]

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Norbert Kaminski, director of Michigan State University’s Institute for Integrative Toxicology and a professor of pharmacology toxicology(Photo: Courtesy / G.L Kohuth, Michigan State University) EAST LANSING – Could cannabis compounds slow the progress of degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?  Norbert Kaminski, a professor of pharmacology toxicology at Michigan State University, thinks its possible, and […]

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A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that 14.6% of U.S. adults consumed cannabis in 2017, Reuters reports. Specifically in states with adult-use or medical legalization, one in five people tried cannabis. The most common method of consumption was smoking by a slim margin, at 55% of those surveyed. Other noteworthy data reported […]

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Tweet Some people have argued that cannabis shops attract crime to the surrounding neighborhood. I’m not really sure how this came to be an argument. If it was “opium dens attract crime,” I might agree. But—and this is an important distinction that some prohibitionists don’t make, bless their hearts—pot shops are not anything like opium […]

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There’s a large body of research that has shown people who use marijuana also have an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, but scientists have struggled to find conclusive evidence that this correlation necessarily means causation. A new study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience and involving genetic data from the DNA ancestry database 23andMe, has […]

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Brain scans have revealed for the first time how a substance found in cannabis plants may help people with psychotic disorders by dampening down abnormal brain activity that arises in the patients. A single dose of cannabidiol, an non-intoxicating extract of the plant, reduced unusual patterns of neural behaviour linked to hallucinations, delusions, and other […]

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LONDON (Reuters) – British scientists have unraveled how a non-intoxicating component of cannabis acts in key brain areas to reduce abnormal activity in patients at risk of psychosis, suggesting the ingredient could become a novel anti-psychotic medicine. While regular use of potent forms of cannabis can increase the chances of developing psychosis, the chemical cannabidiol […]

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A cannabis extract could help treat symptoms of psychosis even though the mental health condition has been linked to long-term recreational use of the drug, UK researchers have found. The team from King’s College London found cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major chemical components of the marijuana plant, works in opposition to its other ingredient, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which causes users to get […]

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