Study: Cannabis Improves Healing of Broken Bones, Makes them Harder to Break

boneCannabis greatly improves the healing process of broken bones, and makes the bones harder to break in the future, according to a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

For the study, two sets of rats were injected with the cannabis compound cannabidiol (CBD), and with a combination of CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Although the combination of THC and CBD was effective in improving bone healing, researchers “found that CBD alone makes bones stronger during healing, enhancing the maturation of the collagenous matrix, which provides the basis for new mineralization of bone tissue,” according to Dr. Yankel Gabet of Tel Aviv University, who led the study.

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Nebraska Committee Unanimously Approves Bill to Allocate $250,000 to Study Cannabis Extracts

Cannabis tincture.
Cannabis tincture.
A proposal to allocate $250,000 to research the safety and efficacy of low-THC cannabis extracts (including tinctures, oils and pills) has been approved with a unanimous 6 to 0 vote by the Nebraska Judiciary Committee.

Legislative Bill 390, introduced by Senator Sue Crawford, would direct the University of Nebraska Medical Center to study the use of cannabis oil that has at least 10% cannabidiol (CBD), and less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), for the treatment of resistant seizures.

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New Study: THC May Treat Alzheimer’s Disease

A study published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, and published online ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found strong evidence to suggest that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) may provide a treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease.

“The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential therapeutic qualities of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with respect to slowing or halting the hallmark characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease”, claims the study’s researchers.

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New Study Finds Cannabinoids Can Combat Breast Cancer

A nearly 10-year long study conducted by researchers at California Pacific Medical Center’s Research Institute, and publishedbcr this month by the British Journal of Pharmacology, has found that cannabinoids can combat breast cancer progression.

“The psychoactive cannabinoid Δ9 -tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the non-psychoactive cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) can both reduce cancer progression each through distinct antitumor pathways”, begins the study’s abstract. “Our goal was to discover a compound that could efficiently target both cannabinoid antitumor pathways.”

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Cannabis Kills Brain Cancer Cells, According to Study

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) – a prime component of cannabismarijuana-leaf – can kill brain cancer cells by causing them to self-digest.

Researchers for the study examined mice subjects which were implanted with human cancer cells, as well as several human subjects with brain tumors, and found that THC causes brain cancer cells to undergo a process called autophagy; according to WebMD, autophagy is the “breakdown of a cell that occurs when the cell essentially self-digests.”

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