New Study: Cannabis Can Prevent and Treat Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain

A new study being published by the British Journal of Pharmacology, and published ahead of print this month by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in cannabcbdis, may be a safe and effective treatment for chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain (CIPN). This discovery is a medical breakthrough, given that, according to the study’s researchers; “to date no one drug or drug class is considered to be effective for reversal of CIPN”.

For the study cannabidiol was used on mice (with breast cancer) going through chemotherapy. Researchers found that; “CBD (cannabidiol) is protective against PAC [Paclitaxel, a chemotherapy drug] induced neurotoxicity…

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New Study Finds Cannabis May Provide Treatment for Skin Diseases

A new study, recently published online in the British Journal of Pharmacology, details how cannabinoids can play a role in the treatment of skin diseases.saved15

Researchers looked at the impact of phytocannabinoids (plant-derived cannabinoids, rather than synthetic counterparts) on epigenetic regulation of skin differentiation genes.

The study found that both cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG), “significantly reduced the expression of all genes tested via increased DNA methylation for keratin 10 gene”.

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