Cannabis harm prevention messages are essential, according to police in places where the drug has been decriminalised. Credit: Massey University Government, police and health agencies need clear guidelines for public campaigns on preventing harm from cannabis use, according to new research from Massey University. … read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-05-cannabis-message.html

A cannabis-based drug halved the frequency of convulsive seizures in sufferers of a rare, catastrophic form of epilepsy in a late-stage study funded by GW Pharmaceuticals. The median monthly frequency of convulsive seizures fell to 5.9 from 12.4 among children with a drug-resistant form of Dravet syndrome who took the company’s Epidiolex cannabidiol oral solution. […]

“Sometimes I have a brain that needs to be turned off,” said Justin Timberlake in a 2011 interview titled “Why I Smoke Pot.” He continued, “Some people are just better high.” Timberlake said cannabis helped him relax during times when endless responsibilities swirl around in his head, which is a far cry from the stoner stereotype […]

Recreational marijuana use has now been legal in California for six months and counting. On the surface, you’d never know that anything has changed. Since the passing of Prop. 64 in November, there have not been red-eyed, burnout bohemians strewn across the lawns of Griffith Park, nor masses of wasted youth in irreversible states of […]

Shutterstock An experimental drug derived from cannabis to treat epilepsy is on the brink of becoming the first of its kind to win US government approval. The drug’s active ingredient is cannabidiol, the compound in marijuana thought to be responsible for many of its therapeutic effects. Cannabidiol doesn’t contain THC, marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient, so it doesn’t […]

Anecdotes about marijuana’s power against epilepsy abound. This week, a rigorous clinical trial threw its weight behind them, STAT reports. Children and teenagers with Dravet syndrome, a devastating form of the seizure disorder, received an oral solution of cannabidiol, a component of marijuana, while a control group got a placebo. For those in the treatment […]

AURORA, Colo. — The debate over whether more teens are getting high since marijuana legalization is heating up after the release of a study from Children’s Hospital Colorado. The study found marijuana is in more teens that are examined in the emergency room of Children’s Hospital and its affiliated urgent care centers across the metro […]

Shutterstock An experimental drug derived from cannabis to treat epilepsy is on the brink of becoming the first of its kind to win US government approval. The drug’s active ingredient is cannabidiol, the compound in marijuana thought to be responsible for many of its therapeutic effects. Cannabidiol doesn’t contain THC, marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient, so it doesn’t […]

SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – May 24, 2017) – CFN Media Group, the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces the publication of an article discussing United Cannabis Inc.’s (OTCQB: CNAB) progress in initiating clinical trials to study its proprietary Prana Bio Medicinals cannabinoid compounds. Prana Bio MedicinalsUnited Cannabis Corp.’s Prana Bio […]

A marijuana-based drug has shown promising results as a treatment for a rare and deadly form of epilepsy in its first large-scale clinical trial. In the randomized trial of the cannabis derivative, cannabidiol, scientists showed a significant reduction in seizures among children suffering from Dravet syndrome—a complex disease that leads to developmental problems and has […]