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Marijuana Use Helps Some Patients Alleviate Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder, Finds New Study

A new study conducted by researchers at Harvard Medical School, Tufts University and McLean Hospital has found that marijuana use may help patients with bipolar disorder to alleviate their symptoms. The study, titled Joint Effects: A Pilot Investigation of the Impact of Bipolar Disorder and Marijuana Use on Cognitive Function and Mood, was published by the …

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Study: Cannabis Use Can Help Treat Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Inhaling cannabis can help treat the symptoms of bipolar disorder without any negative cognitive impact, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE. “Marijuana is the most widely used illicit substance in those diagnosed with bipolar I disorder”, states the study’s abstract. “However, there is conflicting evidence as to whether marijuana may …

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Study Finds THC Inhibits Weight Gain

By NORML Calgary, Canada: THC administration prevents weight gain in mice fed a high fat diet, according to preclinical trials data published in the journal PLOS ONE. Investigators at the University of Calgary and at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario assessed the impact of small, daily doses of THC in diet-induced …

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Study: Marijuana Genetics Often Mislabeled

By Paul Armentano, NORML Strains of cannabis sativa or cannabis indica possess relatively few significant genetic differences and are often mislabeled by breeders, according to an evaluation of marijuana taxonomy published online last week in the journal PLOS ONE. Investigators from the University of Manitoba, the University of British Columbia, and Dalhousie University in Nova …

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Study: Cannabis May Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A study published this week by the journal PLoS One, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may provide a treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). For the study, researchers at the University of Illinois took rats with a form of sleep apnea and injected them with cannabis …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Protect Against Cardiovascular Consequences of a High Fat Diet

A study published this month in the journal PLoS One, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoid receptor signalling – which is enhanced through the intake of cannabinoids – may actually protect against some of the negative effects of a high fat diet. According to the study’s abstract, researchers; “investigated whether …

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Study: THC Reduces Methamphetamine-Induced Brain Damage

A new study published in this month’s issue of the journal PLoS ONE, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) can reduce and even prevent brain damage caused by methamphetamine intake. According to the study, titled Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol prevents methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity, “Methamphetamine (METH) is a potent psychostimulant with neurotoxic properties. …

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New Study: Legalizing Medical Cannabis May Reduce Homicides

A new study published this week by the journal PLOS ONE has found that legalizing medical cannabis doesn’t lead to an increase in crime, and may decrease homicides and assaults. For the study, researchers at the University of Texas used data from FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, examining crime rates across the country over a 16 year period. They then “analyzed the association between …

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Cannabis May Provide Treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma

A new study published in the journal PLoS One as well as the National Institute of Health has found that cannabis may serve as a treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, which is a cancer of lymph tissue (found in the spleen, liver, bone marrow and other areas). For the study, researchers at Goethe-University, Leipzig University and Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg “examined the distribution …

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Cannabinoids Can Treat Acute Lung Injury, According to New Study

A new study published in the journal PLOS One as well as the National Institute of Health has found that cannabinoids can be an effective treatment for acute lung injury, or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is a condition caused by damage or disease to the lungs, which is often life-threatening. The study, which …

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