Cannabis Studies

“Guess what?” my patient asked as I walked into the exam room. She stood to greet me, a successful businesswoman in her 60s with a ready smile in spite of her disabling arthritis. “Tell me,” I said. Thanks to federal regulations, it’s next to impossible to do the clinical studies that would tell us what […]

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A small, preliminary study has found an abnormality involving the retina that may account for altered vision in regular cannabis users. The results are published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. Researchers examined whether the regular use of cannabis could alter the function of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which are the last and most integrated stage of […]

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According to the American Cancer Society, “Half of cigarette users will die because they smoke. Six million people die every year because of tobacco. This figure includes five million smokers, but also about 600,000 non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. It is expected that, without any action, eight million people will die annually, by 2030.” Those […]

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According to the American Cancer Society, “Half of cigarette users will die because they smoke. Six million people die every year because of tobacco. This figure includes five million smokers, but also about 600,000 non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. It is expected that, without any action, eight million people will die annually, by 2030.” Those […]

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University of Auckland researchers will attempt to unravel the complex processes involved in the release of dopamine. Photo / 123RF A recently-discovered cannabis-like substance naturally produced by our brains could play a role in treating Parkinson’s disease. University of Auckland researchers will attempt to unravel the complex processes involved in the release of dopamine – […]

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University of Auckland researchers will attempt to unravel the complex processes involved in the release of dopamine. Photo / 123RF A recently-discovered cannabis-like substance naturally produced by our brains could play a role in treating Parkinson’s disease. University of Auckland researchers will attempt to unravel the complex processes involved in the release of dopamine – […]

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2016 wasn’t exactly a great year for many people, but for the booming legal cannabis industry, there were some historic victories. Not only did eight of nine states approve ballot measures for adult-use or medical cannabis in November, but there’s been quite a bit of interesting research related to the effects of cannabis legalization. Contrary to the dire […]

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2016 wasn’t exactly a great year for many people, but for the booming legal cannabis industry, there were some historic victories. Not only did eight of nine states approve ballot measures for adult-use or medical cannabis in November, but there’s been quite a bit of interesting research related to the effects of cannabis legalization. Contrary to the dire […]

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2016 wasn’t exactly a great year for many people, but for the booming legal cannabis industry, there were some historic victories. Not only did eight of nine states approve ballot measures for adult-use or medical cannabis in November, but there’s been quite a bit of interesting research related to the effects of cannabis legalization. Contrary to the dire […]

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2016 wasn’t exactly a great year for many people, but for the booming legal cannabis industry, there were some historic victories. Not only did eight of nine states approve ballot measures for adult-use or medical cannabis in November, but there’s been quite a bit of interesting research related to the effects of cannabis legalization. Contrary to the dire […]

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