Category: Studies

Study: Recent Cannabis Use Linked to Better Outcomes for Brain Injury Patients

By NORML The recent use of cannabis is associated with improved outcomes in patients hospitalized with intracerebral hemorrhaging (ICH aka bleeding in the brain), according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Cerebrovascular Diseases. An international team of investigators from Argentina, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United States evaluated demographic trends and …

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Study: CBD Oil ‘Highly Promising’ as Treatment for Pediatric Epilepsy

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The administration of cannabis oil extracts high in cannabidiol reduces seizure frequency in children with intractable epilepsy, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Seizure. Israeli researchers retrospectively evaluated the effects of CBD oil in a multicenter cohort of 74 patients with intractable epilepsy. …

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Study Finds THC Inhibits Weight Gain

By NORML Calgary, Canada: THC administration prevents weight gain in mice fed a high fat diet, according to preclinical trials data published in the journal PLOS ONE. Investigators at the University of Calgary and at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario assessed the impact of small, daily doses of THC in diet-induced …

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Study: Cannabidiol May Treat Autoimmune Myocarditis and Other Autoimmune Disorders

Myocarditis is a major cause of heart failure and sudden cardiac death in young adults and adolescents, with many cases of myocarditis associated with autoimmune processes. Now, a new study published this month by the journal Molecular Medicine, has found that the cannabis compound cannabidiol is an effective treatment option for autoimmune myocarditis and potentially …

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Study: Cannabis Oil is a Safe and Effective Treatment Option for Alzheimer’s Disease

A study being published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis oil is a safe and effective treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease, which affects over 5 million U.S. citizens. According to researchers, the objective of the study …

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Study: Cannabis Use Not Predictive Of Lower IQ, Poorer Educational Performance

By Paul Armentano, NORML Marijuana use by adolescents is not associated with lower IQ or poorer educational performance once adjustments are made for potential confounders, specifically cigarette smoking, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. British investigators assessed the relationship between cumulative cannabis use and IQ at the …

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Study: Riding a Bike After Consuming Cannabis Isn’t Dangerous

A new study published this week by the International Journal of Legal Medicine has found that riding a bike after consuming cannabis isn’t dangerous. “To assess the effects of cannabis on the ability required to ride a bicycle, repetitive practical cycling tests and medical examinations were carried out before and after inhalative consumption of cannabis”, …

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The Top 10 Cannabis Studies of 2015

In regards to cannabis science, 2015 has been an amazing year, especially when considering how diverse the findings have been; cannabis has been found to help everything from broken bones to newborn brain injury caused by germinal matrix hemorrhages. Although narrowing the studies down to a “best-of” list is incredibly challenging, that’s exactly what we’ve …

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Largest Study Ever on Cannabis and Epilepsy Finds it Can Help Treat the Condition

The largest study ever conducted on cannabis and epilepsy was presented this week at the American Epilepsy Society’s annual meeting in Philadelphia. For the study, 313 children from 16 different epilepsy centers around the United States were put on a regimen of the cannabis compound cannabidiol. After a three-month period, 261 of these children had …

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Study: Medical Cannabis Laws Associated with Reduced Obesity-Related Medical Costs

The enactment of laws allowing the medical use of cannabis is associated with a decreased probability of obesity among the population, resulting in a $58 to $115 per-person annual decrease in obesity-related medical costs, according to a study published in the journal Health Economics. “This study is the first to examine the effects of medical …

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