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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]
Researchers suggest need for human studies to examine effects of cannabinoid use during pregnancy

Researchers suggest need for human studies to examine effects of cannabinoid use during pregnancy

In this new era of legalized marijuana, far too little research has been conducted on the effect of cannabis on the development of human embryos, say researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center who scoured medical literature on the topic and found what they say is worrisome animal research. [More]
Exercise can increase endocannabinoid levels even under chronic sleep loss

Exercise can increase endocannabinoid levels even under chronic sleep loss

A research group at Uppsala University has investigated how levels of endocannabinoids - which target the same receptors as cannabis - are affected by short sleep duration, and whether acute exercise can modulate this effect. [More]
The Lab offers new live resin extract pods designed for PAX Era vaporizer

The Lab offers new live resin extract pods designed for PAX Era vaporizer

The Lab, the concentrates production division of The Clinic and one of the leading cannabis extraction companies in Colorado, announced today its first ever live resin extract pods made exclusively for the new Era vaporizer by PAX Labs. [More]

Study finds sleep habits during late childhood predict alcohol and cannabis use in adolescence

A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. [More]
Research provides scientific evidence for adverse effects of cannabis intake on brain development

Research provides scientific evidence for adverse effects of cannabis intake on brain development

Researchers have clarified important mechanisms involved in the formation of neural circuits in the brain. [More]
Study reveals increasing prevalence of marijuana use among US adults

Study reveals increasing prevalence of marijuana use among US adults

An increasing number of US adults are using marijuana, as fewer people perceive the drug as harmful, according to a survey of over 500000 US adults conducted between 2002 and 2014 published in The Lancet Psychiatry. [More]
Parental psychiatric diseases may lead to risk for suicide attempts and violent offending by children

Parental psychiatric diseases may lead to risk for suicide attempts and violent offending by children

Risk for suicide attempts and violent offending by children appears to be associated with their parents' psychiatric disorders, according to an article published online by JAMA Psychiatry. [More]
Endogenous cannabinoid plays crucial role in activating spermatozoa for fertilization

Endogenous cannabinoid plays crucial role in activating spermatozoa for fertilization

During fertilization, a sperm must first fuse with the plasma membrane and then penetrate the female egg in order to penetrate it. [More]
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