Cannabis Studies

Paul Armentano | February 16, 2017 VICTORIA, BC — Patients with legal access to medical cannabis reduce their use of opioids, benzodiazepines, and other prescription drugs, according to data published online ahead of print in The International Journal of Drug Policy. Researchers at the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia assessed the […]

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A new study looking at how Canadians use cannabis is being launched by the B.C. Centre on Substance Use. “The major goal is to understand better why Canadians use cannabis, what are their motivations, and what are the possible harms and benefits,” M-J Milloy, a University of B.C. assistant professor and research scientist at the […]

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For years, researchers have been collecting data demonstrating that Americans who consume cannabis are substituting the herb for opioids and prescription pharmaceuticals. A new study reveals which kinds of drugs are being replaced by cannabis. According to Canadian study, here are the substances that are being squeezed out by cannabis: All prescription drugs: 63% Pharmaceutical opioids: […]

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For years, researchers have been collecting data demonstrating that Americans who consume cannabis are substituting the herb for opioids and prescription pharmaceuticals. A new study reveals which kinds of drugs are being replaced by cannabis. According to Canadian study, here are the substances that are being squeezed out by cannabis: All prescription drugs: 63% Pharmaceutical opioids: […]

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Canada recently concluded a study on the benefits of medical cannabis and found that the plant was not only effective in pain management, but that it also helped with addiction to more harmful vices. The study found that cannabis use can diminish a user’s dependency on tobacco, alcohol and other dangerous drugs like painkillers. The […]

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Glioma in the left parietal lobe (brain CT scan), WHO grade 2. (Wikimedia/Mikhail Kalinin) NORML | February 9, 2017 LONDON — Brain tumor patients treated with cannabis extracts possessed increased one-year survival rates compared to those who went untreated, according to clinical trial data reported this week by British biotechnology firm GW Pharmaceuticals. Twenty-one patients […]

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Glioma in the left parietal lobe (brain CT scan), WHO grade 2. (Wikimedia/Mikhail Kalinin) NORML | February 9, 2017 LONDON — Brain tumor patients treated with cannabis extracts possessed increased one-year survival rates compared to those who went untreated, according to clinical trial data reported this week by British biotechnology firm GW Pharmaceuticals. Twenty-one patients […]

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The first-ever clinical study of smoked cannabis for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder took place in Phoenix this week, making medical-marijuana history. Many more volunteers are needed, says the nonprofit medical-research group leading the study. The California-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), founded in 1986, is conducting the study with the help of a […]

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Cannabis is one of the oldest medicines on the planet, but predispositions for and against the plant tend to taint everything the public hears about its supposed benefits and dangers. Moreover, opinions on medical cannabis can be extreme. Countless parents, desperate to help a child dying from a hundred-plus seizures per day, relocated to states […]

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There’s been a great deal of discussion about the ethical and practical implications of medical cannabis laws, with an increasing number of states enacting legislation allowing people to use marijuana to treat symptoms of various ailments. It remains a controversial practice, however, and both sides are always interested in new research both for and against […]

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(KXTV) A new warning from researchers at the University of California, Davis to people using marijuana as medicine. A recent study found people with weakened immune systems are at a greater risk of infection from bacteria and fungi found on medical marijuana samples. Dr. George Thompson with UC Davis specializes in patients with fungal infections. […]

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U.S. military veterans who suffer from PTSD are taking part in a study to determine marijuana’s ability to treat the condition. A California-based nonprofit research organization named the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) will test 76 individuals during the course of its historic clinical trial. The organization, which is funded by a $2 million […]

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