Category: Studies

Sorry Prohibitionists, Legalizing Cannabis Does NOT Increase Youth Usage Rates

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Although many prohibitionists argue that they oppose legalizing cannabis “because of the kids”, in truth they want legalization to increase youth usage rates. That would validate the argument they’ve been using for years, that if you loosen cannabis laws, more kids will start to consume the plant. However, a study published in the journal Lancet …

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Cannabinoids May Improve Night Vision, Study Finds

By ScienceDaily.com Scientists used a variety of methods to test how tadpoles react to visual stimuli when they’ve been exposed to increased levels of exogenous or endogenous cannabinoids. Exogenous cannabinoids are artificially introduced drugs, whereas endogenous cannabinoids occur naturally in the body. They found that, contrary to what they expected, activating cannabinoid signaling in tadpoles …

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Study: Cannabinoids a Safe and Effective Treatment for Tourette syndrome

Cannabinoids are a safe and effective treatment for Tourette syndrome, a new study published in the journal Australian Psychiatry has found. According to the Mayo Clinic Tourette syndrome is a nervous system disorder that often involves “uncontrollable repetitive movements or unwanted sounds (tics), such as repeatedly blinking the eyes, shrugging shoulders, or blurting out offensive …

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Study: Cannabinoids Offer Therapeutic Benefits for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Yet another study has found that cannabinoids may treat or at least greatly benefit those with post traumatic stress disorder (and may prevent it if administered shortly after a traumatic event). The new study was published in the journal Behavioural Pharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health. “There is substantial evidence from …

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Cannabinoids May Protect Against Essential Tremor, New Study Finds

A new study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology has found that cannabinoids may protect against the behavioral disturbances caused by an essential tremor. “Essential tremor (ET) is a neurological disorder with unknown etiology”, states the study’s abstract. “Its symptoms include cerebellar motor disturbances, cognitive and personality changes, hearing and olfactory deficits.” For the …

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Study: Cannabinoids a Treatment Option for Diabetes-Associated Depression

The journal European Neuropsychopharmacology has published a study showing that cannabinoids may provide a treatment option for depression associated with diabetes. “The pathophysiology associated with increased prevalence of depression in diabetics is not completely understood, although studies have pointed the endocannabinoid system as a possible target”, researchers state. With this in mind, they “aimed to …

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New Study: Cannabinoids May Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases Such as Parkinson’s

According to a new study published by the journal Experimental & Molecular Medicine, cannabinoids may provide a treatment option for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease. For the study, researchers at Kyung Hee University, the Korea Institute of Toxicology, Kyungpook National University and Chungbuk National University – all in Korea – used mice who had …

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Study: Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) Inhibits Highly Aggressive Breast Cancer

Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), a little-known compound found in cannabis, can inhibit the migration of highly aggressive breast cancer, according to a study published by the Journal of Natural Medicines and published online by the National Institute of Health. “The biological activities of CBDA have been attracting increasing attention”, states the study’s researchers, who “identified CBDA …

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Study: Pain Relieving Effects of Cannabis Stronger for Men than Women

A study published in the September, 2016 issue of the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and epublished ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that the pain relieving effects of cannabis are significantly stronger on men than on women, According to the study’s abstract; “This retrospective analysis compared the analgesic, …

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Top 10 Studies Released in 2016 that Exemplify Cannabis’ Medical Diversity

In recent years there has been a vast amount of research released that exemplifies cannabis’ diverse medical value, and 2016 – despite being far from over – has been no different. Below is a list featuring 10 of the top studies released this year that demonstrate this diversity:   THC Stimulates Toxic Plaque Removal in …

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