CBD Reduces Anxiety and Tremor in Parkinson’s Patients, States Study

The use of cannabidiol (CBD) is associated with both decreased anxiety and tremor amplitude in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology and first reported on by NORML. The study is titled Effects of acute cannabidiol administration on anxiety and tremors induced by a simulated public speaking test in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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Marijuana Legalization May Increase Sex, Says Study

According to a new study published in the Journal of Health Economics, those living in states that have legalized medical marijuana may be more likely to have sex.

In the study – reported on by Yahoo news – researchers looked at states that implemented medical marijuana laws between 2005 and 2014 and states that did not, and then analyzed how these policies might have influenced sexual activity and fertility in people in their 20s and 30s.

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Study: Marijuana Use Reduces Depression and Suicidal Ideations in those with PTS

Marijuana use among those with post-traumatic stress (PTS) is associated with reduced rates of severe depression and suicidal ideation, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The study is titled Does cannabis use modify the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder on severe depression and suicidal ideation? Evidence from a population-based cross-sectional study of Canadians.

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Associated With Decrease in Binge Drinking by College Students

According to a new study, the legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with decreasing rates of binge drinking by college students ages 21 or older.

The study, titled, Trends in college students’ alcohol, nicotine, prescription opioid and other drug use after recreational marijuana legalization: 2008-2018, was published in the journal Addictive Behaviors.

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Study: Marijuana May Be Effective in Treating Symptoms of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome

Marijuana-based medicines “might be effective and safe in the treatment of tics and comorbidities” in those with Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome, according to a new study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoids Research and e-published by the National Institute of Health. The study is titled Treatment of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome with Cannabis-Based Medicine: Results from a Retrospective Analysis and Online Survey.

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Study Finds Daily CBD Use Reduces Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder

According to new research the daily administration of cannabidiol (CBD) – a non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana – reduces symptoms of social anxiety disorder (SAD) in teens. This is based on a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology and titled Anxiolytic effects of repeated cannabidiol treatment in teenagers with social anxiety disorder.

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Study: Topical CBD Mitigates Neuropathy

The topical use of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive component of marijuana, is associated with significantly reduced pain in patients with peripheral neuropathy. This is according to a new study published in the journal Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. The study is titled: The effectiveness of cannabidiol oil in symptomatic relief of peripheral neuropathy of the lower extremities.

 

For the study researchers examined the effects of topical CBD oil l in the management of neuropathic pain. The study was randomized and placebo-controlled.

“There was a statistically significant reduction in intense pain, sharp pain, cold and itchy sensations in the CBD group when compared to the placebo group. No adverse events were reported in this study”, states the study.

Researchers conclude by stating that “Our findings demonstrate that the transdermal application of CBD oil can achieve significant improvement in pain and other disturbing sensations in patients with peripheral neuropathy. The treatment product was well-tolerated and may provide a more effective alternative compared to other current therapies in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.”

The study’s full abstract can be found below:

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