Can cannabis protect individuals from alcohol-related liver damage? Maybe. According to a study published in the journal Liver International, heavy alcohol users that use cannabis on a daily basis have reduced incidence of liver disease than those that do not.
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Marijuana may help patients suffering from HIV maintain their mental stamina, according to a new study published in the journal AIDS.
443,680 grams. That’s how much marijuana the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) wants federally-licensed researchers to grow for use in scientific studies in 2018.
Where there is smoke, there tends to be fire, say medical researchers who found frequent marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than those who abstain.
TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Innovative researchers and scientists, pharma experts, regulators, investors, and entrepreneurs will share their knowledge about the burgeoning medical cannabis industry at CannaTech UK, Britain’s first-ever international Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation curated specifically for the UK and European markets.
Marijuana use has little to no effect on kidney function in healthy young adults. This is according to a new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology on Aug, 24, 2017.
PULLAMN, Wash., July 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A new study by Washington State University psychology researchers reveals a dampened physiological response to stress in chronic cannabis users.
Cannabis scientists may want to start planning for a trip to the Holy Land. The International Cannabinoid Research Society, the longest running scientific society focused on cannabis research, has picked Jerusalem for the site of its annual International Symposium on the Cannabinoids in 2021.
Medical marijuana may be legal in Ohio and 28 other states, but the plant’s presence on the federal government’s list of most dangerous drugs has created numerous legal problems for doctors, researchers, businesses and patients.
The combination of cannabinoids and chemotherapy could be the key to improving cancer treatment. This is according to a new study published in the International Journal of Oncology on May 29, 2017.
A California man is facing potential with manslaughter and DUI of drugs, but proving impairment and a marijuana DUI may be difficult in court.
According to a study published in the journal Cancer Medicine, hospitalized patients that use marijuana are less likely to suffer from heart disease or heart failure and are less likely to die from cancer.
Marijuana use among pregnant women in the United States is on the rise. This is according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Dec. 19, 2016.
On Dec. 9, 2016, the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research announced the results of a recent study of dispensary staff, with only 55% of dispensary staff reporting that they had received formal training to dispense cannabis to consumers.
On Nov. 30, 2016, Anne McLellan and Dr. Mark Ware, the chair and vice chair of Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, announced that their task force had completed its work and would soon deliver its report to the government.
A common critique of marijuana use is that the substance is a “gateway drug,” leading users toward a path of hard drug abuse and mental health issues; however, a new clinical review has challenged that assumption.
Researchers also found that the people in the study who used marijuana regularly tended to have thinner bones than the people who did not use pot.
In a nation often divided by anger and aggression, marijuana just might be the solution the country needs.
While marijuana may be the culprit of some short term memory loss, new research seems to suggest that an active chemical in the substance, THC, may be the key in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
As the debate over the health effects of marijuana rages on, one new study suggests that frequent marijuana use may have a minimal effect on the long term health of users.
The vast healing properties of the cannabis plant are becoming more and more widely known. The actual scientific knowledge behind why and how cannabinoids are an invaluable treatment and medication is sadly not widespread.
A study published on Feb. 1, 2016, by JAMA Internal Medicine has reported that long-term marijuana use may impact a person’s verbal memory.
Both parents and opponents of marijuana reform fear that early marijuana use may permanently damage a teenager’s intelligence quotient, but new scientific findings may serve to ease such anxieties.
TEL AVIV, Jan. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Innovative Israeli researchers and scientists, high tech experts and “Start-Up Nation” entrepreneurs have fused their knowledge and skills to develop cutting edge expertise that will be on display at Israel’s first International Summit for Accelerating Cannabis Innovation.
On Nov. 17, 2015, the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine launched its course registration for the spring 2016 semester, which included a course titled “Medical Cannabis, Pharm-372.”
A new study published in an upcoming issue of Health Economics has found that states that enact medical marijuana laws see a correlative decline in obesity.
“The Scientist,” released on July 29, 2015, and recently screened in the United States, is a documentary film about one of the most important modern medical pioneers in the field of cannabis research.
As more research is conducted on the health effects of marijuana, the more evidence there is that the substance has a multitude of beneficial properties.
According to a new study conducted by the RAND Corporation, children who are exposed to medical marijuana advertisements are more likely to use marijuana in the future.
Drunk driving is down and drugged driving is up—that has been the pervasive narrative in the media for the last several days as a new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that conclusion.
A common misconception about medical marijuana is that the program is often abused and is more about getting people high than helping sick people. You can see this narrative play out in Florida as the Vote No on 2 campaign continues.