Smoked cannabis for chronic neuropathic pain: a randomized controlled trial Editor’s Note: While this study focuses on smoked cannabis, other forms of cannabis (eg., cannabis capsules, ointments, food products and vaporized cannabis) have also been found anecdotally and in studies to be effective for managing pain, insomnia and other symptoms. In addition, cannabis has also […]

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Note: This article contains an update on the legal status of CBD products, below the original text.  The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made CBD oil a little more federally illegal in a little-noticed bureaucratic maneuver this morning. Today’s Federal Register (Dec. 14, 2016) contains an item (21 CFR Part 1308) that establishes a new […]

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Here’s a fun fact for you: a properly made, well stored cannabis tincture has a practically indefinite shelf life. If left undisturbed in an ideal environment, a tincture can last years with little to no degradation whatsoever. On the other hand, even the most expertly crafted cannabis-infused brownie stored under ideal conditions is going to […]

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Haifa Researchers say Cannabis Oil May Help Epileptic Children <!– Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”); –> Printer-Ready Page Layout Ruth Rappaport Children’s Hospital at Rambam Medical Center, HaifaPhoto Credit: courtesy by Ilana Messika Researchers at the Neurology Unit at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa say trials conducted with an oil made from cannabis showed positive results […]

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Israel leads the world in cannabis research, but it‘s not quite ready for legalization. In August, just a few weeks after the expansion of Israel’s medical marijuana program was announced, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel declared that Israel would soon begin exporting cannabis. “The Agriculture Ministry has set up specific areas for the research and trial of growing […]

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The Internet was abuzz last week over Dr. Daniel Amen’s new study suggesting cannabis use increases Alzheimer’s risk. The media quickly took the bait. Raw Story wrote, “Smoking weed may accelerate Alzheimer’s disease.” The New York Daily News, who’ve never been shy about posting sensational clickbait headlines, wrote, “Marijuana drains brain blood flow, boosts Alzheimer’s […]

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The Internet was abuzz last week over Dr. Daniel Amen’s new study suggesting cannabis use increases Alzheimer’s risk. The media quickly took the bait. Raw Story wrote, “Smoking weed may accelerate Alzheimer’s disease.” The New York Daily News, who’ve never been shy about posting sensational clickbait headlines, wrote, “Marijuana drains brain blood flow, boosts Alzheimer’s […]

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The Internet was abuzz last week over Dr. Daniel Amen’s new study suggesting cannabis use increases Alzheimer’s risk. The media quickly took the bait. Raw Story wrote, “Smoking weed may accelerate Alzheimer’s disease.” The New York Daily News, who’ve never been shy about posting sensational clickbait headlines, wrote, “Marijuana drains brain blood flow, boosts Alzheimer’s […]

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DUNDALK, Md. — A Dundalk family is calling medical marijuana a medical miracle. Lillyann Baker, who just turned 3 years old, has already had a challenging life. She has brain damage after suffering a head injury at 7 weeks old. Her mother, Cassandra Stephen, said Lillyann had multiple seizures a day, even while taking multiple […]

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Sir, – As a professor of pharmacology and therapeutics at NUI Galway, president of the Irish Pain Society, and leader of a research group with a focus for over 16 years on cannabinoids, cannabis-based medicines and the endocannabinoid system, I have followed, with interest, the recent passing of the Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill […]

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A recent study suggests that cannabis could be a great aphrodisiac. Published in the Pharmacological Research journal on November 21, the study shows that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a role in the sexual motivation processes. The research behind this new study was headed by researchers in Italy’s University of Catania and the Czech Republic’s […]

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DUNDALK, Md. — A Dundalk family is calling medical marijuana a medical miracle. Lillyann Baker, who just turned 3 years old, has already had a challenging life. She has brain damage after suffering a head injury at 7 weeks old. Her mother, Cassandra Stephen, said Lillyann had multiple seizures a day, even while taking multiple […]

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iStock; Melia Robinson/Business Insider Marijuana in small doses may be a miracle drug in the bedroom. Some researchers think the Schedule I drug could double as an aphrodisiac, according to a new study published in the Pharmacological Research journal on November 21. People who light up before getting busy report feeling “aphrodisiac effects” in approximately […]

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