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Republican Senator Introduces Marijuana Research Bill

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017 (the MEDS Act) which is designed to improve the process for conducting scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. In introducing this legislation, Senator Hatch was joined by Senator Schatz (D-HI) and cosponsors Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator …

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Jeff Sessions Shuts Down DEA Research of Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his Justice Department has effectively shutdown a potential increase in the research of marijuana by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Sessions has effective stopped the DEA from taking action on more than two dozen requests to grow marijuana to use in research, according to a report by The Washington Post. As …

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Top 10 Marijuana Studies So Far in 2017

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We’re only three months into 2017, but it’s already been a great year for marijuana science. Numerous marijuana studies have been released so far this year; these studies are wide-ranging in the medical ailments cannabis is found to benefit, and in the positive effects brought forth by a liberalization of the laws surrounding it.. We’ve …

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Study: Cannabis an Effective Medicine in Early and Late Stage Dementia

A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has found that cannabis is not only an effective medicine in the early stages of dementia, it’s also effective in its late stages. “Previous reports have demonstrated that the combination of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) botanical extracts, which are the components of an already …

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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: 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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The Top 10 Cannabis Studies of 2015

In regards to cannabis science, 2015 has been an amazing year, especially when considering how diverse the findings have been; cannabis has been found to help everything from broken bones to newborn brain injury caused by germinal matrix hemorrhages. Although narrowing the studies down to a “best-of” list is incredibly challenging, that’s exactly what we’ve …

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