Electronic cigarettes can be a safe and effective way to deliver cannabis for medicinal purposes, according to researchers in Switzerland. Scientists at the University of Lausanne created cannabis-laden oils for e-cigarettes and found that vaping the infusions could deliver useful levels of the active ingredients found in cannabis. The team claims that “therapeutic cannavaping”, would […]

Study links drug taking to nearly a third of suicides among young people Found 29% of those under 20 who killed themselves had taken illegal drugs More than three-quarters had used cannabis in weeks before their death Adds to the growing evidence of links between cannabis and mental illness By Steve Doughty, Social Affairs Correspondent […]

Using cannabis could alter a person’s DNA structure, and a mechanism has been identified by scientists from The University of Western Australia. The alterations may cause mutations, which can expose people to serious illnesses, and be passed on to their children and several future generations. Although a possible association between cannabis use and severe illnesses […]

Cannabis alters DNA, leading to genetic mutations that may raise the risk of serious diseases for users of the drug and future generations. This is the conclusion of a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia. Researchers say chemicals in cannabis alter DNA, which can cause gene mutations that raise the risk […]

By H. Hackman It seems that long gone are the times when the news of athletes using cannabis for health reasons would shock a person. Today, more and more athletes suffering from traumatic injuries or chronic pain are using cannabis infused creams instead of traditional opioid painkillers. At the same time, athletes are turning the […]

Smoking marijuana can change users’ DNA — and the mutations are then passed on to their children, new research shows. In the study published in the journal Mutation Research – Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, researchers assert they’ve been able to show for the first time how marijuana can be linked to serious illnesses […]

Medicinal cannabis group AusCann yesterday announced a five-year research alliance with Murdoch University, intended to lead to the development of projects in the field of medicinal cannabis. The strategic alliance will enable research in the cultivation and development of medicinal cannabis strains for the effective treatment of various medical conditions, and which are also suited […]

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has given formal approval to a controlled clinical trial to study the effectiveness of whole-plant cannabis as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans, the California-based non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced last week. Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that impacts […]

New research conducted by Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) is set to examine whether women are more likely to become addicted to marijuana than their male counterparts. The study, which comes as part of an announcement funding research on a grouping of female health issues including ovarian cancer, obesity and heart attacks, will examine […]

Greene County News FAIRBORN — Social media is shedding light on how people are consuming marijuana edibles, including brownies, cookies and candies. Tweets related to the use of marijuana and derivatives are providing data for researchers at the Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research (CITAR) in Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and […]