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New research defines impact of cannabis on health

New research defines impact of cannabis on health

A report published this week consolidated all evidence published since 1999 regarding the therapeutic benefits and health risks associated with cannabis and cannabis-derived products, such as marijuana. [More]
OHSU research suggests avenue for developing non-addictive treatments for chronic pain

OHSU research suggests avenue for developing non-addictive treatments for chronic pain

OHSU research suggests an avenue for developing treatments for chronic pain that harness the medicinal properties of cannabis while minimizing the threat of addiction. [More]
Chronic consumption of western diet leads to overeating and obesity, new research shows

Chronic consumption of western diet leads to overeating and obesity, new research shows

More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a "western diet" - foods consisting high levels of sugars and fats - is a major cause of this epidemic. [More]
Researchers explore cause for increasing use of cannabis among older Americans

Researchers explore cause for increasing use of cannabis among older Americans

The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has reported that cannabis use by persons over age 50 has outpaced recent growth observed across all other age groups. [More]
Researchers set gold standards for developing new painkillers based on medicinal effects of cannabis

Researchers set gold standards for developing new painkillers based on medicinal effects of cannabis

Researchers at Leiden University led by Mario van der Stelt (Leiden Institute for Chemistry) have set 'gold standards' for developing new painkillers based on the medicinal effects of cannabis. Publication in Nature Communications. [More]
Pittcon 2017: Topics for Conferee Networking sessions announced

Pittcon 2017: Topics for Conferee Networking sessions announced

The Pittcon Organizing Committee has recently released the topics for Conferee Networking during Pittcon 2017, which will be in Chicago, Illinois, March 5-9. [More]
People at increased risk of schizophrenia more likely to use cannabis, research finds

People at increased risk of schizophrenia more likely to use cannabis, research finds

People who have a greater risk of developing schizophrenia are more likely to try cannabis, according to new research, which also found a causal link between trying the drug and an increased risk of the condition. [More]
Researchers seek clarity on how chronic cannabis use affects neurological activity

Researchers seek clarity on how chronic cannabis use affects neurological activity

For those suffering depression or anxiety, using cannabis for relief may not be the long-term answer. [More]
Study finds 19% of Ontario adults experience problematic use of electronic devices

Study finds 19% of Ontario adults experience problematic use of electronic devices

As many as 19 per cent of Ontario adults aged 18 to 29 experience moderate to severe problematic use of electronic devices, which includes smartphones and tablets as well as computers and video game consoles, according to the latest CAMH Monitor survey. [More]
Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

Study finds high rates of marijuana use among Baby Boomers

The recent legalization of recreational marijuana (cannabis) use in California, Colorado, and Washington reflect the sweeping changes in the attitudes and perceptions towards marijuana use in the United States. [More]
CBD oil may reduce frequency and severity of seizures in patients with epilepsy, UAB study shows

CBD oil may reduce frequency and severity of seizures in patients with epilepsy, UAB study shows

Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, reduces the frequency and severity of seizures in children and adults with severe, intractable epilepsy, according to findings presented by researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham at the American Epilepsy Society 70th Annual Meeting. [More]
Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Medical cannabis may help treat mental health problems and opioid addiction

Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found. [More]
CannaCure Florida offers medical cannabis educational conference following legalization of marijuana

CannaCure Florida offers medical cannabis educational conference following legalization of marijuana

CannaCure Florida is proudly offering the most comprehensive medical cannabis educational conference following passage of Florida Amendment 2 legalizing medical marijuana. [More]
New research uncovers role of spleen in long-term anxiety following psychological stress

New research uncovers role of spleen in long-term anxiety following psychological stress

Scientists are uncovering clues to what might be unfolding in the relationship between the brain and immune system in those who suffer from long-term repercussions of stress. [More]
Cannabinoid receptors regulate memory processes by modulating mitochondrial energy metabolism

Cannabinoid receptors regulate memory processes by modulating mitochondrial energy metabolism

It has been known for some time that the extracts of the Cannabis plant, just like synthetic cannabinoids and those produced by the brain itself, join up with type 1 (CB1) cannabinoid receptors located in the nerve endings of the neurons, and inhibit the release of chemical messengers (neurotransmitters) in the communication areas between the nerve cells. [More]
Cannabis abuse linked to risk of developing psychosis

Cannabis abuse linked to risk of developing psychosis

The risk of developing psychosis is more than tripled for those who abuse cannabis, according to results from a new twin study. [More]
Study offers clues to help develop new treatments for cannabis use disorder

Study offers clues to help develop new treatments for cannabis use disorder

A new paper in Biological Psychiatry reports that chronic cannabis users have reduced levels of an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). [More]
New techniques for the extraction & preparation of cannabis oil: an interview with Alison Wake

New techniques for the extraction & preparation of cannabis oil: an interview with Alison Wake

Cannabis first began to be decriminalized and legalized for medicinal use in the US in the late 1990s and 2000. However, the production of cannabis and cannabis extraction as an industry remained limited until recently when recreational use began to... [More]
Heavy cannabis users have large reduction in bone density, increased risk of bone fractures

Heavy cannabis users have large reduction in bone density, increased risk of bone fractures

People who regularly smoke large amounts of cannabis have reduced bone density and are more prone to fractures, research has found. [More]
Genetic risk for mental illness linked to substance use and addiction

Genetic risk for mental illness linked to substance use and addiction

There are many reports of drug use leading to mental health problems, and we all know of someone having a few too many drinks to cope with a bad day. [More]
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