Category Archive: Studies

Cannabinoids May Treat Oxidative Stress-Related Neurodegenerative Disorders, Says New Study

Cannabinoids have therapeutic potential in oxidative stress-related acute or chronic neurodegenerative disorders from stroke, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury to Alzheimer`s and Parkinson`s diseases, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, is being published in the journal Antioxidants & …

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Study: Infusion of Cannabinoids in Spinal Canal Effective at Blocking Pain

Activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors through spinal infusion is effective at blocking pain, according to a new study published by the journal Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. “Cannabinoid receptors (CB1R/CB2R) are known to play important roles in pain transmission”, begins the study’s abstract. “In this study, we investigated the effects of continuous intrathecal infusion …

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New Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) Exhibits Strong Anti-Seizure Properties

A new study published by the journal Neurochemical Research, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has confirmed past research that shows cannabidiol to be an anti-seizure agent. For the study; “The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) funded Epilepsy Therapy Screening Program (ETSP) investigated CBD in a battery of …

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Study: Cannabis Use Effective as a Treatment for Tourette’s Syndrome

Cannabis use is an effective treatment option for those with Tourette’s Syndrome, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. For the study, which was published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, “The authors retrospectively evaluated effectiveness and tolerability of cannabis in 19 adults with Tourette syndrome”. …

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Racial Disparity In Marijuana Arrest Rates Increasing, Finds New Study

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director African Americans in Virginia are arrested for marijuana possession at more than three times the rates of whites, and this disparity is rising. This is according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Capital News Service. Researchers reviewed 160,000 state and local arrest records from …

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Study: Marijuana Reverses Aging Processes in the Brain

Although memory performance decreases with age, marijuana can reverse these aging processes in the brain. This is according to a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine. In the study, old mice were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment with marijuana as its active ingredient. This …

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Study: Marijuana Consumers Less Likely to Suffer from Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

By NORML Subjects who consume cannabis are significantly less likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as compared to those who do not, according to population-based case-control data published in the journal PLOS One. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease in humans, affecting an estimated 80 to …

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Study: Cannabinoids a Potential Treatment for Disorders Associated with Traumatic Memories

Cannabinoids provide a potential treatment option for disorders associated with traumatic memories, according to a new study. The study was published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology, and e-published ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Memory reconsolidation is the process in which reactivated long-term memory becomes transiently sensitive to amnesic agents”, states …

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Study: Medical Cannabis Patients Use Less Opioids, Antidepressants, Sleep Medications and Alcohol

By Elara Mosquera, saludmóvil.com (republished with special permission) Upon using medical cannabis, patients in pain and those suffering from other medical conditions reduced their use of opioids, antidepressants, sleep medications, alcohol, and other dangerous substances, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. saludmóvil™ had a chance to speak with a lead …

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Study: Marijuana Decriminalization in the Czech Republic has had No Effect on Age of Onset of Marijuana Use

According to a new study, the decriminalization of marijuana in the Czech Republic has had no effect on the average starting age of those who consume the plant. In 2010 the Czech Republic decriminalized the possession of small amounts of cannabis and other drugs. A study being published by the International Journal of Drug Policy, …

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