Category Archive: Studies

Study: Cannabidiol Protects Against Cocaine Toxicity

A new study published by the journal Mediators of Inflammation, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis, can protect against cocaine toxicity, minimizing inflammatory injury caused by use of the drug. “Cocaine is a commonly abused illicit drug that causes significant morbidity and mortality”, …

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New Government-Funded Study Finds Cannabis May Treat Fragile X Syndrome

A new study published by the journal Behavioral Brain Research has found that cannabis may treat Fragile X syndrome, also known as Martin-Bell syndrome, which is a “genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment”, according to the National Institute of Health which conducted and funded the study. …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Treat Newborn Brain Injury Caused by Germinal Matrix Hemorrhage

An important new study published by the National Institute of Health has found that activation of the endocannabinoid system – something done naturally by cannabinoids – can attenuate newborn brain injury caused by germinal matrix hemorrhages, which is one of the most common and devastating cerebrovascular events that affect premature infants. For the study, researchers …

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Cannabinoids May Treat Aggressive Behavior, Finds New Study

A new study published by the journal Psychopharmacology, and conducted by researchers at the Universitat de València in Spain, has found that the body’s cannabinoid receptors play a vital role in the management of social interactions and aggressive behavior, and that administration of a cannabinoid receptor agonist significantly reduces aggression in animal models. The study’s …

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Study: THC Inhibits the Growth of Melanoma

∆9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) inhibits melanoma tumor growth, according to a study published in the most recent issue of the journal Life Science, and published online by the National Institute of Health. For the study, researchers “examined the effect of THC, which binds to CB receptors (CB1, CB2), on the growth of the mouse melanoma… in vitro …

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Cannabis Mitigates Treatment-Resistant Diabetic Neuropathy, Finds New Study

Cannabis use alleviates pain in diabetic subjects suffering from neuropathy that’s resistant to standard treatment, according to a new study being published in The Journal of Pain, and published online ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. For the study, researchers examined the efficacy of inhaled cannabis (versus a placebo) in 16 …

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Cannabis Associated With Seizure Control In Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy, Finds Study

By Paul Armentano, NORML The administration of oral cannabis extracts is associated with the mitigation of seizures in adolescents with epilepsy, according to clinical data published this month in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. Researchers from the Colorado Children’s Hospital in Denver performed a retrospective chart review of 75 children provided cannabis extracts. Authors reported …

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Cannabis May Improve Outcome of Spinal Cord Injury, Finds Study

Activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis – can improve the outcome of spinal cord injury, according to a study published in the most recent issue (Volume 595, May, 2015) of the journal Neuroscience Letters. For the study, researchers “examined whether treatment with.. a selective synthetic cannabinoid receptor (CB1R) agonist, …

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New Study: Cannabis May Treat Autoimmune Diseases, Prevent Graft Rejection

A new study being published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may have immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help treat a variety of conditions such as autoimmune diseases and graft rejection. According to researchers; “This …

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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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