Cannabis

The three main species typically recognized within the Cannabis sativa L. family include Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica and Cannabis ruderalis. The most well-known compounds found within the cannabis plant are THC, cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN).
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There is a growing interest in CBD as a potential drug in the treatment of a wide spectrum of neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders. However, caution must be taken.

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Novel cannabis plant extracts could protect against COVID-19

Novel cannabis plant extracts could protect against COVID-19

Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

Polysubstance-involved opioid overdose deaths are more common among youth, study shows

UCLA receives seven grants totaling $6.4 million for cannabis research

UCLA receives seven grants totaling $6.4 million for cannabis research

Cannabis use disorder may increase risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

Cannabis use disorder may increase risk of COVID-19 hospitalization

Advion announces appointment of Dr. Kaveh Kahen as new CEO David B. Patteson remains as group Chairman

Advion announces appointment of Dr. Kaveh Kahen as new CEO David B. Patteson remains as group Chairman

Cannabidiol oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting certain cancer cell lines

Cannabidiol oils are equally or less effective at inhibiting certain cancer cell lines

Study: Cannabidiol molecule contains more potent antioxidants

Study: Cannabidiol molecule contains more potent antioxidants

Many women consider using cannabis to treat gynecological conditions

Many women consider using cannabis to treat gynecological conditions

Researchers receive federal grant to develop tool that protects privacy in brain imaging analyses

Researchers receive federal grant to develop tool that protects privacy in brain imaging analyses

USask researchers to study how cannabis use during pregnancy affects fetus' brain development

USask researchers to study how cannabis use during pregnancy affects fetus' brain development

Healthcare providers should ask patients about cannabis use, researchers urge

Healthcare providers should ask patients about cannabis use, researchers urge

Teen boys more likely to associate marijuana use with improving sexual activity

Teen boys more likely to associate marijuana use with improving sexual activity

Study examines the long-term health effects of vaping, e-cigarettes on children

Study examines the long-term health effects of vaping, e-cigarettes on children

Study finds higher cannabis dose is associated with larger reductions in OCD compulsions

Study finds higher cannabis dose is associated with larger reductions in OCD compulsions

CBD could reduce lung damage caused by COVID-19

CBD could reduce lung damage caused by COVID-19

Governments must expand mental health and drug treatment services for young people

Governments must expand mental health and drug treatment services for young people

Regular cannabis exposure during pregnancy may cause cognitive deficiencies, anxiety in offspring

Regular cannabis exposure during pregnancy may cause cognitive deficiencies, anxiety in offspring

Study: Cannabis seldom serves as substitute for non-medical opioids

Study: Cannabis seldom serves as substitute for non-medical opioids

Researcher receives NIH award to explore effect of women's hormones on postpartum opioid relapse

Researcher receives NIH award to explore effect of women's hormones on postpartum opioid relapse

Older adults use cannabis for medical purposes, study finds

Older adults use cannabis for medical purposes, study finds