Cannabis Studies

Marijuana remains a Schedule I drug in the United States, at least for now. However, the federal government has recently loosened some restrictions allowing cultivation of the plant to help study the effects of marijuana use, but many scientists do not think the relaxed guidelines go far enough. While experts disagree about the actual health […]

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On Thursday the U.S. government announced that marijuana would continue to be classified as a Schedule 1 drug, meaning it has a high potential for abuse. However, the feds are allowing more research on marijuana’s medicinal uses by making it easier for researchers to grow it. Many researchers, both those who view marijuana as beneficial […]

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There is evidence that cannabis use can help those who suffer from high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Hypertension is extremely common; according to the CDC, about one in three adults in the US has it. Given this prevalence, finding ways to manage high blood pressure can help millions of people around the world. Here, we’ll […]

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More than 1,000 cannabis plants are seized every day in England and Wales, figures show. Statistics analysed by insurer Direct Line for Business showed 366,841 plants were recovered by authorities in 2014/15. Official data released in November showed there were 124,408 seizures of the class B drug in the year, down by 17% on the […]

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Veritas Pharma, a Canadian discovery and IP development company, alongside their research partner Cannevert Therapeutics, are advancing the science behind medical cannabis in new preclinical studies, targeting pain and nausea related to cancer and chemotherapy. Veritas Pharma is now commencing functional pharmacological evaluations in rodents related to multiple cannabis strains, and in doing so, is […]

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The enactment of medical marijuana laws is associated with an increase in the percentage of 8th graders perceiving the substance to be harmful, according to survey data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. A team of investigators from Columbia University, the University of California at Davis, the University of Michigan, and Boston University […]

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Image source: Getty Images. The marijuana industry appears to be on the precipice of its most robust expansion yet in 2016. Beginning with the legalization of medical marijuana in California in 1996, another two dozen states have since followed suit, bringing the medical legalization total to 25. These include Ohio and Pennsylvania, the most recent […]

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Cannabis Was Used Even In Prehistoric Times: Study By R. Siva Kumar | Aug 08, 2016 09:50 AM EDT Cannabis, now, is not a recent discovery. It was used much earlier, in what is now being called the ‘Stoned Age’. Experts even think that the plant was transmitted through the Bronze Road, which later began […]

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ATHENS, GA — The enactment of statewide medicinal cannabis laws is associated with a quantifiable decline in the use of traditional prescription drugs, according to data published in the July edition of the scientific journal Health Affairs. Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the relationship between medical marijuana legalization laws and physicians’ prescribing patterns […]

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With the legalization of marijuana becoming more common, there is a dearth of knowledge on the drug itself, after years of governmental restrictions on its study. This article, by issue editor Tim Baker and other articles about Marijuana in America, are included in the new Newsweek Special Edition, Weed U.S.A. As America stands on the precipice of legitimizing […]

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With the legalization of marijuana becoming more common, there is a dearth of knowledge on the drug itself, after years of governmental restrictions on its study. This article, by issue editor Tim Baker and other articles about Marijuana in America, are included in the new Newsweek Special Edition, Weed U.S.A. As America stands on the precipice of legitimizing […]

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