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New Study: THC May Slow, Halt Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Extremely low doses of the cannabis compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may slow or even halt entirely the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida (USF) shows. Findings from the research were reported online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. For the study, researchers from the USF Health Byrd …

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U.S. Government to Grow Over 1,400 Pounds of Cannabis in 2014

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced Tuesday that it is drastically increasing the amount of cannabis the federal government plans to grow this year for research purposes; from 46.3 pounds, to 1,433 pounds. The DEA put this move up for public comment on May 5th after giving it initial approval; only one person submitted an …

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Illinois Governor Signs Hemp Research Bill Into Law

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed House Bill 5085 into law, a proposal to allow universities and the state’s Department of Agriculture to study industrial hemp. The bill was passed unanimously in the state’s Senate in May, and was approved by the House shortly after with an 81 to 34 vote. Under the new law, …

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Cannabis Use Reduces Risk of Domestic Violence in Married Couples, Finds Study

A new study published by the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis use reduces the risk of domestic violence in both men and women, with the risk being lowest when both partners are consumers of the plant. “Research on the association between marijuana use and intimate partner violence (IPV) has generated inconsistent findings, …

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Study: Opioid Overdose Deaths Drop As Much As 50% in States Where Medical Cannabis is Legalized

A new study published online yesterday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine has found states that have legalized medical cannabis have seen a drastic reduction of opioid overdose mortality rates. Researchers from the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Johns …

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