Those with Sickle Cell Disease Who Consume Cannabis Daily Less Likely to be Hospitalized

Those with sickle cell disease (SCD) who consume cannabis on a daily basis have lower rates of hospital admissions than do similarly matched individuals who don’t use cannabis. This is according to a new study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.

For the study, researchers from Yale School of Medicine and the Medical College of Wisconsin “performed a cross-sectional study of adults with SCD and compared daily users of cannabis with others using validated patient-reported measures of pain and quality of life as well as opioid and health care utilization.”

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1 in 7 Cannabis Consumers Have Purchased Marijuana From an Out-of-State Market, Finds Study

According to a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, one out of every seven cannabis consumers in the United States say they’ve purchased marijuana from an out-of-state market within the past year. The study was aptly titled Out-of-state cannabis purchases in the United States.

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Case Report Finds CBD Mitigates Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse in Adolescents

The daily use of CBD (cannabidiol) capsules is associated with improvements in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorder in adolescents. This is according to a study published in the journal Neuropsychiatrie and titled Cannabidiol treatment in an adolescent with multiple substance abuse, social anxiety and depression.

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Marijuana Use Associated With Lower Triglycerides and Smaller Waistline, Says Study

Marijuana use is associated with a smaller waistline and lower levels of triglycerides, according to a new study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research.

For the study researchers from the Canadian National Public Health Institute examined the relationship between marijuana use and waist circumference and triglyceride levels. Data analyzed in the study was extracted from a nationally representative database (the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey). According to NORML, the researchers reported that those subjects who consumed marijuana at least four times a week typically possessed a smaller waistline and lower triglycerides than either non-users or former consumers.

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Cannabinoids May Alleviate Pain in Those With Cancer-Induced Bone Pain, Finds Study

Activiation of the cannabinoid system – which is done naturally through the consumption of cannabis and cannabinoids – may alleviate pain in this with cancer-induced bone pain, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and epublished by the National Institute of Health.

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Study: Abruptly Stopping CBD Use Has No Physical Side-Effects

According to a new study published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior, abruptly stopping the use of CBD (cannabidiol) is not associated with physical withdrawal symptoms. The study is titled Abrupt withdrawal of cannabidiol (CBD): A randomized trial.

For the study researchers examined the occurrence of withdrawal symptoms induced by the abrupt cessation of CBD, reports NORML. Subjects in the trial were healthy volunteers who ingested 750mg of plant-derived CBD twice daily for a period of four weeks. Study participants either continued to receive CBD or received a placebo during weeks five and six. Researchers reported no serious adverse events resulting from the discontinuation of CBD.

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