Category: Studies

Study Finds THC Inhibits the Growth of Melanoma Skin Cancer

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) inhibits melanoma tumor growth, according to a study published in the October, 2015 issue of the journal Life Science, and published online by the National Institute of Health. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, killing nearly 10,000 people annually. For the study, researchers examined …

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Study: Marijuana Genetics Often Mislabeled

By Paul Armentano, NORML Strains of cannabis sativa or cannabis indica possess relatively few significant genetic differences and are often mislabeled by breeders, according to an evaluation of marijuana taxonomy published online last week in the journal PLOS ONE. Investigators from the University of Manitoba, the University of British Columbia, and Dalhousie University in Nova …

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Study: THC May Prevent Organs From Being Rejected During Transplants

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary compounds found in the cannabis plant, may prevent the rejection of organs during a transplant, according to a study published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. “We are excited to demonstrate for the first time that cannabinoid receptors play an important role in the prolongation …

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Study: Daily Cannabis Use Exceeds Daily Cigarette Use Among U.S. College Students

Despite cannabis being illegal in many parts of the country, daily cannabis use among U.S. college students now exceeds daily cigarette use, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan. According to the study, 6% of college students use cannabis on a daily basis, up from 3.5% in 2007. As …

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Study: Hemp Seeds Can Treat and Prevent High Blood Pressure

A widely unpublicized study published in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that hemp seeds may not only treat hypertension (high blood pressure), they may have the ability to prevent it as well. “This work determined the ability of hemp seed meal protein hydrolysate (HMH)-containing diets to attenuate elevated blood pressure (hypertension) development in spontaneously …

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Decriminalizing Cannabis has Reduced Teen Crime, School Dropouts, Suicides and Drug Overdoses in California

Cannabis being decriminalized in California has resulted in a reduction in crime, drug overdoses, driving under the influence, suicides and school dropouts among teenagers, according to a study released by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ). According to the study, California saw a 22% reduction in school dropouts among teenagers two years after …

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Study: CBD Can Prevent Seizures in Those with Chronic Epilepsy, Decrease Neuronal Damage Caused by Seizures

A new study published recently by the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine has found that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, can prevent seizures in those with chronic epilepsy, and can decreased neuronal damage caused by seizures. The study was also published by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “The study was …

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New Study Examines Cannabis Prices Throughout the United States

A new study conducted at the University of Georgia paints a clear picture of how cannabis prices vary throughout the United States. For the study, researcher Mingshu Wang used the website Price of Weed, examining nearly 300,000 entries of cannabis prices through the contiguous United States. He found that cannabis prices were cheapest in Oregon, …

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Cannabis May Protect Neurons and Improve Motor Recovery During an Ischemic Stroke, Finds Study

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A new study published in the Journal of Neurochemistry, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may protect neurons and greatly improve motor recovery during an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke is caused by damage to the brain due to an interruption of its blood supply. “Brain ischemia …

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Cannabidiol Protects Against Cocaine-Induced Seizures, Says National Institute of Health Study

Cannabidiol (CBD), a major non-psychotomimetic constituent of the cannabis plant, protects against cocaine-induced seizures, according to a study published by the U.S. National Institute of Health, and published in print by the journal Neurotoxicology. “[Cannabidiol] has therapeutic potential for certain psychiatric and neurological disorders”, states the study’s researchers. “Studies in laboratory animals and limited human …

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