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National Institute on Drug Abuse Updates Website, Now has “Marijuana as Medicine” Page

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has made some small but impactful changes to their website’s page on medical marijuana. Prior to the change, NIDA had a page on their website titled Is Marijuana Medicine? The page has now been updated with several changes, including a change in title; it is now referred to …

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National Institute on Drug Abuse Director Says Cannabidiol is Safe and Nonaddictive

Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), says that cannabidiol (CBD) – a compound found in cannabis – is “a safe drug with no addictive effects.” The comments were made in an op-ed for The Huffington Post. “[P]reliminary data suggest that [cannabidiol] may have therapeutic value for a number of …

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Senators Push Feds to Ease Restrictions on Cannabis Research

By Sarah Ferris, TheHill.com Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants to make it easier for government-paid researchers to study marijuana – and not just its negative side effects. Eight Democratic senators, led by Warren, are urging federal health and drug officials to address the “data shortfall” on potential health benefits of medical marijuana by making it …

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National Institute on Drug Abuse Says Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a government-run research institute with a budget of over $1 billion, has admitted that cannabis can kill certain cancer cells, and reduces the size of others. A publication from NIDA, revised as of April 2015 and titled Drug Facts, states that “recent animal studies have shown that marijuana …

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U.S. Scientists Can Soon Run Experiments on Stronger Cannabis than Previously Allowed, Says NIDA

By Arielle Duhaime-Ross, The Verge Scientists who study medical marijuana will soon have access to a wider variety of strains. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) — the federal “dealer” that supplies the drug to scientists — has received numerous complaints from researchers that the drug they supply is too weak compared with what’s …

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New NIDA Study: THC Blood Levels Do Not Accurately Measure Intoxication

A new study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse has offered revealing information on the perceived correlation between cannabis consumption rates and THC blood concentration levels. Researchers examined the blood and plasma levels of both frequent and occasional cannabis consumers, before and after smoking. Frequent and occasional smokers resided on a closed research unit …

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U.S. Government Funding $1.86 Million Study in Attempt to Link Cannabis to Domestic Violence

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is funding a nearly $2 million study in an attempt to find a link between cannabis consumption, and domestic violence: We have little doubt that it’s going to backfire, and conclude that cannabis reduces violence among partners. For the study, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is granting the …

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