Category Archive: Studies

Study: Kids with High Academic Scores More Likely to Use Cannabis, Less Likely to Smoke Cigarettes

New research has found that adolescents with high academic scores are considerably more likely to consume cannabis than those with low scores. The study was published by the British Medical Journal. According to its abstract, the study’s aim “was to determine the association between childhood academic ability and the onset and persistence of tobacco, alcohol …

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THC May Treat Spasticity and Pain Associated with Multiple Sclerosis, According to New Research

The oral administration of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may treat both spasticity and pain associated with multiple sclerosis. This is according to a study being published by the journal Clinical Therapeutics, and e-published ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. According to the Mayo Clinic, multiple sclerosis (MS) is a “disease in which the …

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Study Finds CBD May Treat Alcohol Use Disorders

New findings “strongly suggest” that cannabidiol (CBD) may be useful in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. The study, published by the journal Addiction Biology, “evaluated the effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on ethanol reinforcement, motivation and relapse” in mice.” The effects of “CBD (60 mg/kg, i.p.) on blood ethanol concentration, hypothermia and handling-induced convulsions associated …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Treat Depression-Like Behavior Caused by Social Isolation Stress

A study published in the journal Brain Research Bulletin has found that cannabinoids may treat depression-like behavior induced by social isolation stress. “Social isolation stress (SIS) paradigm is a chronic stress procedure able to induce profound behavioral and neurochemical changes in rodents and evokes depressive and anxiety-like behaviors”, begins the study’s abstract. “Recent studies demonstrated …

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Study: Marijuana Extract Associated With Improved Survival Rates In Glioma Patients

By NORML Brain tumor patients treated with marijuana extracts have increased survival rates compared to those who go untreated; this is according to newly released research. Twenty-one patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme and who were undergoing conventional anti-cancer treatment participated in the study. Patients received either a proprietary cannabis extract containing a combination of THC …

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Average THC Percentage of Cannabis in France has Risen Nearly 200% Since 2009 and 650% Since 1995

The average THC percentage in France’s cannabis has risen rapidly in the past several years, according to new research. The study was published in the journal Forensic Science International, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. The study’s abstract starts with some basic information for those unfamiliar with cannabis:

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Marijuana Topicals: Consistent Use Will Not Result in Failed Drug Test, Finds Study

The consistent, multi-day use of marijuana topicals at varying THC levels did not result in a negative drug test for any participant of a new study published by the journal Forensic Science International. For the study, researchers used “two commercially produced products topically that contained 1.7ng and 102ng THC per mg, respectively”. In an experiment; …

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Females Are More Sensitive to THC, According to New Study

According to new research published by the National Institute of Health, females are considerably more sensitive to the various effects of THC. “Women report greater sensitivity to the subjective effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)”, begins the study’s abstract. “Similarly, female rodents tend to be more sensitive to some pharmacological effects of THC and synthetic cannabinoids.” As …

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Government-Approved Study of MDMA for PTSD Accepting Applications for Participants Soon

By Amy Bushatz, Military.com (republished with special permission) A study on the use of an ingredient found in Ecstasy (MDMA) to treat post-traumatic stress disorder will likely begin accepting and processing applications in June, officials said. With the Food and Drug Administration’s approval, a California-based nonprofit has used low doses of the drug, known as …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Treat Persistent Inflammatory Pain

Activation of the CB2 (cannabinoid type 2) receptor – something done naturally through the consumption of cannabinoids – may treat persistent inflammatory pain. This is according to new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. For the study, researchers at the Oregon Health & Science …

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