Category Archive: Studies

Parkinson’s Patients Report Subjective Relief From Cannabis, Finds New Study

By Paul Armentano, NORML AURORA, CO — Patients with Parkinson’s self-report cannabis to be a highly efficacious alternative medicine in the treatment of the disease, according to survey data published online ahead of print in the journal Evidence-Based Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. Investigators reported that cannabis use remains comparatively uncommon among patients with Parkinson’s disease. …

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Cannabis Can Rescue Learning and Memory After a Traumatic Brain Injury, According to Study

A new study published in the journal Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis – can rescue learning and memory after a traumatic brain injury. For the study, researchers “tested the hypothesis that posttraumatic brain injury administration of a cannabinoid 1 …

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New Study: Cannabis Enhances Skeletal Healing

Administration of the cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD) leads to enhanced bone fracture healing, according to a study being published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, and published online ahead of print by the National Institute of Health. “Cannabinoid ligands regulate bone mass, but skeletal effects of cannabis (marijuana and …

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Nebraska Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Allocate $250,000 to Study Cannabis Extracts

A proposal to allocate $250,000 to research the safety and efficacy of low-THC cannabis extracts (including tinctures, oils and pills) has been approved with a unanimous 6 to 0 vote by the Nebraska Judiciary Committee. Legislative Bill 390, introduced by Senator Sue Crawford, would direct the University of Nebraska Medical Center to study the use …

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Study: Elevated THC Blood Levels Persist for Days in Habitual Cannabis Consumers

By Paul Armentano, NORML VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA — The presence of THC may persist in the blood of habitual cannabis consumers for multiple days at concentrations above 5ng/ml, according clinical data recently published in the journal Forensic Science International. Australian researchers assessed daily concentrations of THC in the blood of 21 subjects over a period of 7 days …

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DEA Approves Study of Ecstasy for Anxiety Associated with Life-Threatening Illness

The Drug Enforcement Adminsitration (DEA) has approved a study of MDMA (ecstasy) for the treatment of anxiety associated with terminal illnesses. “On March 13, 2015, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration approved the Schedule I license for Phil Wolfson, M.D., the Principal Investigator for our upcoming study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with life-threatening illness”, …

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Study: Cannabis May Treat and Prevent Itching

Activation of the body’s cannbinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis and cannabinoids – may be an effective treatment and prevention strategy for itching, according to a study published in this month’s issue of the journal Pharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health. According to the study’s researchers; “We have previously …

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Study: Cannabis is 114 Times Safer than Alcohol

By Bailey Rahn, Leafly.com New research published in Scientific Reports rated recreational drugs according to their toxicity, and none of us blinked an eye when we saw cannabis sitting at the very bottom of the list. But maybe a few eyebrows were raised when the report awarded alcohol 1st place in the contest of “Who …

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Study: Cannabis May Protect Against Colitis

A new study published in the journal ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters has found that activation of the cannabinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis – can protect against colitis, which is an inflammatory reaction in the colon that is often autoimmune or infectious. According to the study; “The CB2 cannabinoid receptor has been implicated …

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Study Finds Drastically Decreased Mortality Rate for Infants that Test Positive for Cannabis

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In an eye-opening study which examined 2,964 infants, it was found that those which tested positive for cannabis had a huge decrease in their likelihood of early mortality. In the 2-year study, infants which were drug-negative had an average mortality rate of 15.7 deaths per 1,000 live births. Cocaine and opiate-positive infants had a mortality …

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Study Finds Cannabinoids Show ‘Great Promise’ as Treatment for Nausea

Cannabinoids show “great promise” as a treatment option for nausea, according to a new study published in the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and published online by the National Institute of Health. “The sensation of nausea is one of the most debilitating human experiences”, according to the study’s researchers. “Current anti-emetic therapies are effective in …

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New Study Finds Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Body Mass Index, Lower Insulin Resistance

A new study published in the journal Obesity, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis use is associated with a lower body mass index (BMI), which results in lower insulin resistance. For the study, researchers set out to “ascertain the relationship between cannabis use, obesity, and insulin resistance” by …

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