Category Archive: Studies

F.D.A. Approves New Phase 3 Studies for Ecstasy as PTSD Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration has given approval to Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA (ecstasy) for the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is the final step before the potential approval of ecstasy as a prescription drug. The move comes after several successful Phase 2 studies of ecstasy, which included 130 PTSD …

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Cannabinoids Can Enhance Cartilage Repair, Finds New Study

Cannabinoids enhance tissue engineering strategies aimed at cartilage repair through a dual function approach, according to a new study published in the journal Pharmaceuticals. The study was published online by the National Institute of Health. “This review discusses the role of the cannabinoid system in cartilage tissue and endeavors to establish if targeting the cannabinoid …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Provide Treatment Option for Sexual Dysfunctions

Cannabinoids may provide a potential therapeutic target for sexual dysfunctions, according to a study published in the journal Pharmacological Research. The study was published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “The endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is composed of the cannabinoid receptors types 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2) for marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol …

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Study: Cannabis Improves Cognitive Performance, Reduces Prescription Drug Use

By Paul Armentano, NORML Medical cannabis administration is associated with improved cognitive performance and lower levels of prescription drug use, according to longitudinal data published online in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology. Investigators from Harvard Medical School, Tufts University, and McLean Hospital evaluated cannabis on patients’ cognitive performance over a three-month period. Participants in the …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Help Treat Symptoms of Autism

Cannabinoids may provide a potential treatment option for the “associated symptoms displayed by autistic patients”. This is according to a new study published in the Journal Translational Psychiatry. “Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by altered sociability, compromised communication and stereotyped/repetitive behaviors, for which no specific treatments are currently available”, begins the study’s abstract. “Prenatal …

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Study: THC/CBD in Cannabis Brownies Remain Stable at Least 3 Months at Room Temperature

A new study published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology, and published online by the National Institute of Health, gives us the clearest answer to date on how long cannabis edibles stay actives after they’ve been made. “Presented is a method for the preparation and application of THC and CBD containing brownies used as quality …

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Study: Daily College Cannabis Consumers Have Higher Average GPA than Average for All Students

College students who consume cannabis on a daily or near-daily basis have a higher average GPA than the average GPA of all students combined. This is according to the new Inhale Labs’ Cannabis in College study. The study found that the percentage of college students using cannabis on a daily or near-daily (defined as consuming …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Improve Cognitive Performance During Early Tobacco Withdrawal

Tobacco withdrawal is associated with deficits in cognitive function, including attention, working memory, and episodic memory, all of which result in an increased relapse risk. According to a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, and published online by the National Institute of Health, cannabinoids may help combat these deficits during early tobacco withdrawal. …

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Study: CBD can Prevent and Induce Cell Death in Cervical Cancer

A new study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabidiol (CBD) can not only prevent the growth of cervical cancer, it can induce cell death in cervical cancer cell lines. “In this study we compare the anti-proliferative effects of crude …

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Study: Cannabis Show Promise in Treatment of Anorexia

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By Liam Davenport, Medscape.com (republished with special permission) Impairments in the endocannabinoid system in the brain could play an important role in the development of anorexia nervosa, say Italian researchers, who report findings that point to novel cannabis-based therapeutic strategies for the eating disorder. In a mouse model of anorexia, the team found not only …

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