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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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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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New Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Journal Launching in the Fall

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a new peer-reviewed, open access journal, will launch this fall as the world’s first journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids, and the biochemical mechanisms of endocannabinoids. “Launching in fall 2015, the Journal will be the premier open source for authoritative cannabis and cannabinoid research, …

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New Study: Cannabis May Treat Autoimmune Diseases, Prevent Graft Rejection

A new study being published in the upcoming issue of the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may have immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help treat a variety of conditions such as autoimmune diseases and graft rejection. According to researchers; “This …

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Study Finds Cannabinoids Show ‘Great Promise’ as Treatment for Nausea

Cannabinoids show “great promise” as a treatment option for nausea, according to a new study published in the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and published online by the National Institute of Health. “The sensation of nausea is one of the most debilitating human experiences”, according to the study’s researchers. “Current anti-emetic therapies are effective in …

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Study: No Longitudinal Association Between Cannabis Use and Depression

By Paul Armentano, NORML TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Cannabis use is not associated with increased incidences of major depression, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Affective Disorders. An international team of investigators from Israel and Canada assessed the association between cannabis use, major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar …

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Top 10 Cannabis Studies of 2014

2014 has been an incredible year for the cannabis reform movement, with two more states, several cities and the District of Columbia voting in favor of legalization. In addition, it’s been an excellent year for cannabis science, with numerous studies being released that demonstrate its medical potential and diversity, and the benefits of its legalization. …

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Study: THC Increases Survival Rates in People that Experience Traumatic Brain Injury

The presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the system is associated with increased survival rates in those who experience traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new study published in the American Journal of Surgery. “Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality”, says Dr. Binh Minh Nguyen, the study’s lead author. “Several studies …

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Study: CBD Administration Associated with Improved Quality of Life in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

By Paul Armentano, NORML The administration of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid, is associated with improved quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Investigators at the University of São Paulo in Brazil assessed the efficacy of CBD versus placebo in …

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Poll: 69% of Florida Voters Support Initiative to Legalize Medical Cannabis

New polling conducted by the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research group has found that 69% of Florida voters favor Amendment 2, an initiative to legalize medical cannabis which will be voted on November 4th. The poll found only 28% of voters in the state to be opposed to the initiative, which is a constitutional amendment, meaning …

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