DOCTORS are successfully using cannabis to treat a schoolboy with an “uncontrollable” form of epilepsy. Billy Caldwell, 11, has been suffering life-threatening and frequent seizures for almost all his life. But he’s gone 15 days without a fit after doctors in Los Angeles, USA, started giving him daily doses of cannabis oil to swallow. Billy […]

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By William “Stash” Jones Oregon Cannabis Connection   It seems most of the evidence about the effect of marijuana use on eyesight and the human eye have been generally positive, until a recent study was published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Doctors have known for years that cannabis helps glaucoma symptoms. The tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, found in […]

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By William “Stash” Jones Oregon Cannabis Connection   It seems most of the evidence about the effect of marijuana use on eyesight and the human eye have been generally positive, until a recent study was published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Doctors have known for years that cannabis helps glaucoma symptoms. The tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, found in […]

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By OCC Staff William “Stash” Jones   Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, recently received a 3 million dollar donation from Australian philanthropists Barry and Joy Lambert directly for the schools Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp. “Joy and I were extremely impressed with Jefferson’s rapid progress in the field of […]

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Despite its continuing hardline stance against marijuana, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has shown some signs of relenting and this summer opened the door to allowing more farms to grow cannabis for official research purposes. That’s an important step forward that may change the potential marijuana has for medical treatment. Up to this point, […]

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Billy Caldwell’s severe epilepsy seems to stop when he has cannabis (Picture: Cascade News) Doctors are successfully using cannabis to treat a schoolboy with an ‘uncontrollable’ form of epilepsy. Billy Caldwell, 11, from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland has been suffering frequent and life-threatening seizures for almost all his life. But he’s gone 15 days without a fit after […]

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Israel has long been at the forefront of marijuana research, and the country is budding into a hub for cannabis-related startup companies, Quartz reported. Crowds from around the globe flocked to Tel Aviv in March for the second annual CannaTech conference. The summit was aimed at attracting fledgling marijuana ventures to the country and included […]

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You can thank Prop 64 for this one: Erewhon — the all-natural grocery store for people who think that Whole Foods uses too many additives in its products — has just merged a few of your favorite things, meaning you can now add cannabis oil to your in-store coffee and smoothies. You don’t even need a medical […]

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Research could ‘highlight the neurotoxic effects of cannabis use on the central nervous system as a result of how it affects retinal processing’ A new study has found that regularly smoking marijuana may damage users’ eyesight by triggering an abnormality in the retina.  Researchers in France tested 28 cannabis smokers and a control group of 24 […]

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A new study published in JAMA Opthamol found that regular cannabis use can delay how visual information is processed in the eye’s retina. Researchers found that regular pot users experience a slight delay in the functioning of their retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). These cells work to process incoming visual information and are responsible for connecting the retina to […]

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Research could ‘highlight the neurotoxic effects of cannabis use on the central nervous system as a result of how it affects retinal processing’ A new study has found that regularly smoking marijuana may damage users’ eyesight by triggering an abnormality in the retina.  Researchers in France tested 28 cannabis smokers and a control group of 24 […]

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