Neuropsychopharmacology Journal Publishes Study Showing Cannabinoids Can Treat PTSD

A new study e-published ahead of print by Neuropsychopharmacology, the official publication of the American College of mmjbuddingNeuropsychopharmacology, has determined that cannabinoids can help treat, or even prevent, the effects of PTSD.

Scientists from the Department of Psychology of the University of Haifa in Israel examined rat models suffering from shock-induced PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The rats were each given an injection of either a cannabinoid receptor agonist (a substance that mimics the effects of cannabis) or a control placebo 2 hours after the shock.

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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.saved55

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; while the mice in the control group sniffed the oils and eventually lost interest, the group of mice who were administered THC just kept sniffing. When offered food, the mice who were given THC ate substantially more than the control group.

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New Study Finds Cannabinoid Receptor Activation May Treat Obesity

A new study published by the National Institute of Health has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something which cannabis does naturally – has the potential to help manage weight, including the potential to treat obesity.cbd

According to the study, “Apart from its significant weight-loss efficacy in DIO mice, compound 4 [a cannabinoid receptor agonist] displays also clean 163 off-target profiles and is currently under development for treating obesity and the related metabolic syndrome.”

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