Category: Studies

Study: Cannabis Doesn’t Cause Liver Disease, But Can Help Relieve The Symptoms

A study published in this month’s issue of the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases has found that there’s absolutely no link between cannabis use and liver disease, regardless of an individual’s rate of consumption.  For the study, researchers examined 690 patients with hepatitis C over a two and a half year period, and examined their cannabis …

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New Study Finds Cannabis Reduces the Symptoms of Opiate Withdrawal

A new study funded by the National Institute for Health and published this month in the American Journal of Addiction has found that those who consume cannabis during opiate withdrawal experience less severe withdrawal symptoms. The method researchers used is as follows; “To examine this, patterns of cannabis use prior to and during methadone maintenance …

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Study Shows Cannabis Can Combat Deadly Treatment Resistant Bacteria Such as MRSA and Tuberculosis

A study conducted by the American Chemical Society and the American Society of Pharmacognosy, and published by the Journal of Natural Products, has found that cannabis can combat deadly, treatment resistant bacteria, such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a fatal bacteria that kills thousands yearly. According to the study, all five of the major cannabinoids …

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New Study: Cannabis May Prevent Organ Transplants From Being Rejected

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology has found that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – one of the prime compounds in cannabis – can potentially stop organ transplant rejections from taking place. The study, which found that the higher the dose of THC, the higher the chance of protecting against rejection, also found synthetic cannabinoids …

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Cannabis Consumption Doesn’t Harm Teenage Brain Tissue, Unlike Alcohol, According to Study

A study conducted by researchers at the University of California, and published in the April issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, found that even heavy cannabis use among those aged 16 to 20 over an extended period of time had absolutely no negative effect on a person’s brain tissue. The study found …

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Study Finds Cannabis Stimulates Brain Growth

A new study published in this month’s issue of the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology has found that cannabidiol (CBD) – one of the primary compounds of cannabis – can actually help your brain grow. During the study researchers examined the effect of CBD on the hippocampus, which is a portion of the brain that plays …

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New Study Reveals Cannabis Consumers Seek Out and Better Understand Issues Related to Health

A new study conducted at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, and published online by the International Journal of Public Health, has found that those who consume cannabis are typically more informed about health-related issues than non-consumers, primarily because they look into these issues at a higher rate and have a better ability to understand …

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New Study: 80% of Swiss Inmates Consume Cannabis, Improves Prison Safety According to Guards

A new study published by the International Journal of Drug Policy has found that as many as 80% of inmates in Swiss prisons consume cannabis, something that prison staff is fully aware of, with most feeling that it has a positive effect on the overall prison environment. According to the study, prisoners named off a …

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$3.3 Million University Study Planned to Examine Effects of Medical Cannabis on Young Adults

Drexel University has received a $3.3 million grant for a five-year study of medical cannabis and its impact on among young adults in Los Angeles, especially its effect on physical and psychological health. This will be the first wide-scale project funded by the National Institute of Health aimed directly at investigating medical marijuana use among …

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New Study Finds 1 in 4 With HIV Use Cannabis Daily

A recent study published by the National Institutes of Health has found that roughly 1 in 4 young adults who have HIV use cannabis on a daily basis to help cope with the symptoms. “[It’s] what I do to make the problem go down or just make me forget about what I was thinking”, stated …

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