Category: Studies

New Study: Cannabis May Reverse Symptoms of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

A new study funded by the National Institute for Translational Medicine, and published in last month’s issue of the journal Molecular Neurobiology, has found that cannabis may treat, as well as reverse the symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. According to researchers; “Our findings support the potential of cannabidiol in reversing cognitive …

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Cannabis May Protect From Side Effects of Cancer Drugs, According to Study

A new study published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology has found that cannabidiol – a compound of cannabis – may protect the heart from the dangerous side effects associated with the popular cancer drug doxorubicin. For the study, the “potential protective effect of cannabidiol, the major non-psychotropic Cannabis constituent, was investigated against doxorubicin cardiotoxicity …

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New Study Indicates Cannabis May Reduce Aggression, Improve Social Interactions

A new study published by the journal Neuropharmacology has found that cannabinoids may reduce aggression, and improve social interactions. For the study, researchers “examined the role of cannabinoid CB1 receptors (CB1r) in aggressive behavior”, and found that a compound meant to mimic THC (a prime compound of cannabis) “significantly decreased the aggression levels” of the mice …

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New Study Finds Fun Seeking People More LIkely to Consume Cannabis

A new study conducted by Australia’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), and published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, has found that “fun seeking” young adults are more likely to consume cannabis. For the study researchers examined how much of a “fun seeker” someone is using the Behavioral Activation System scale; …

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New Study: Cannabis May Help Treat Digestive Disorders

A new study published by the Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, and conducted by researchers at McMaster University, has concluded that THC – a prime compound in cannabis – may protect the body against digestive disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease. Researchers for the study used THC on rats, and found that the substance “could …

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Cannabidiol Can Provide Protection From Multiple Sclerosis, According to New Study

A new study published by the Journal Neurobiology of Disease has found that cannabidiol – a cannabinoid compound found in cannabis – can provide “long-lasting protection” against multiple sclerosis. According to the study’s abstract, “Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic cannabinoid constituent of Cannabis sativa, has potent anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties”. Researchers state that; “Using this viral …

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Researchers Discover New Method of Using THC to Fight Cancer

A new study published by the Journal of Drug Targeting examines how researchers have discovered a new method of using THC to combat cancer. For the study, “Tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] was encapsulated into biodegradable microspheres by the oil-in-water (o/w) emulsion solvent evaporation method.” Following this, the “efficacy of the microspheres was tested on different cancer cell …

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Cannabinoids Can Relieve Anxiety, According to New Government-Funded Study

A new study being published online this Sunday by the journal Nature Neuroscience has found that cannabinoids can relieve the symptoms of anxiety by activating the body’s natural cannabinoids receptors. For the study – which was funded by the National Institute of Health and conducted by scientists at Vanderbilt University – researchers examined the effects …

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Study: Drunk Drivers Are 30 Times More Likely to Get In An Accident Than Cannabis Consumers

A new study published online by the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention has concluded what cannabis advocates have known for years; cannabis is the least dangerous “drug” to consume before driving; alcohol is the worst. In fact, the study found that those with a blood alcohol level of 0.12% were over 30 times more likely …

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New Study: THC Skin Cream Can Combat Allergies

A new study being published the journal Allergy has found that THC skin cream can combat certain allergies, in part because it has anti-inflammatory capabilities. According to researchers, “Topical THC application effectively decreased contact allergic ear swelling and myeloid immune cell infiltration not only in wild-type but also in CB1/2 receptor-deficient mice”.

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