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Study: CBD Can Prevent Seizures in Those with Chronic Epilepsy, Decrease Neuronal Damage Caused by Seizures

A new study published recently by the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine has found that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, can prevent seizures in those with chronic epilepsy, and can decreased neuronal damage caused by seizures. The study was also published by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “The study was …

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Recreational Cannabis Sales Begin in Less Than 5 Weeks in Oregon

In less than 5 weeks, on October 1st, Oregon will become the the 3rd state in the U.S. to allow recreational cannabis to be legally sold to those 21 and older, following Colorado and Washington. On July 1st, thanks to last year’s passage of Measure 91, the possession and personal cultivation of cannabis became legal …

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Cannabis Can Cause Cancer Cells to Burst, According to Study

Cannabinoids can increase a cancer cell’s susceptibility to cytolysis, which occurs when a cell bursts due to an imbalance, according to a study published by the journal Biochemical Pharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health. “Using lung cancer cell lines (A549, H460) and metastatic cells derived from a lung cancer patient, the …

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Florida Initiative to Legalize Recreational Cannabis Receives Approval from State

An initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in Florida, put forth by the group Regulate Florida, has received approval from the state, giving advocates the go-ahead to begin collecting signatures in an attempt to place it on next year’s ballot. The initiative – titled the Florida Cannabis Act – would make it so that “possessing, using, …

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Cannabis May Protect Neurons and Improve Motor Recovery During an Ischemic Stroke, Finds Study

A new study published in the Journal of Neurochemistry, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may protect neurons and greatly improve motor recovery during an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke is caused by damage to the brain due to an interruption of its blood supply. “Brain ischemia …

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