Tag: cannabinoid

Kansas Bill Legalizing Cannabinoid Medicines Passes Senate Committee

A Kansas Senate committee has passed a bill to legalize cannabinoid (CBD) medicines. Senate Bill 151 was approved Thursday by the Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee, moving it towards a full Senate vote. Under the proposed law; “a person shall not be subject to arrest, prosecution or penalty in any manner for possessing, utilizing, …

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Study: Cannabis May Protect Against Colitis

A new study published in the journal ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters has found that activation of the cannabinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis – can protect against colitis, which is an inflammatory reaction in the colon that is often autoimmune or infectious. According to the study; “The CB2 cannabinoid receptor has been implicated …

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New Study Finds Cannabis May Help Combat Osteoporosis in Men With Prostate Disease

A new study has found evidence that cannabis may help treat osteoporosis, specifically in men suffering from prostate disease. According to researchers from Konkuk University, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, a substantial portion of men with prostatic disease have an increased risk of bone loss, but activating cannabinoid receptors can help combat these effects. Scientists …

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New Study Concludes Cannabis Increases Appetite by Enhancing Sense of Smell

A new study published this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience has revealed why cannabis can act as an appetite stimulant. A group of European scientists examined the standard smelling and eating patterns of mice, and compared them to patterns exhibited by mice given THC. Both groups of mice were offered almond and banana oils; …

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New Study: Cannabinoids Can Kill Gastric Cancers Cells

A new study published in the journal Chemotherapy has found that cannabinoid receptor activation – something done naturally by cannabis and cannabinoids – can lead to the death of gastric cancer cells. For the study, researchers at the Catholic University of Korea’s Department of Internal Medicine studied the effects of a cannabinoid receptor agonist (which cannabis …

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BREAKING: FDA Approves Trials for Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Medicine

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration has given unprecedented approval for two separate trials of Epidiolex, a liquid medicine made entirely of cannabis; the substance contains 98% cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive compound found in cannabis – the remaining 2% consist of various trace amounts of other cannabinoids. The studies will be led by Orrin Devinsky, MD at …

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New Study: Cannabis May Treat Addiction

According to a new study published last week by the National Institute of Health, cannabis may be an effective treatment in curing people of addiction from hard drugs such as cocaine and amphetamines. According to researchers, this study “presents an up-to-date review with deep insights into the pivotal role of the ECBS [endocannabinod system] in the …

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Dysfunctional Endocannabinoid System May Lead to Eating Disorders

A recent study published by the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging as well as the National Institute of Health has found evidence to suggest that a dysfunctional endocannabinoid system may lead to eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa. These results indicate that cannabis may be an effective treatment for these types of …

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Cannabis May Treat Celiac Disease, According to Recent Government-Published Study

A National Institute of Health study published earlier this year found that cannabis may treat celiac disease by activating the body’s natural cannabinoid receptors. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine which some people are genetically predisposed to. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences at …

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University Lecturer Receives Prestigious Neuroscience Award for Work With Cannabinoids

Dr. Eric Downer, an investigator and lecturer at the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience at the University College Cork in Ireland, has become the newest recipient of the prestigious Neuroscience Ireland Early Career Investigator Award for his pioneering work using cannabinoids to treat multiple sclerosis. ‘It is an important time in the field of cannabinoid-based …

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