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Mourners smoked psychoactive pot in Asian cemetery 2,500 years ago, say international researchers

Mourners smoked psychoactive pot in Asian cemetery 2,500 years ago, say international researchers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 15, 2019

Some 2,500 years ago in Central Asia, humans started smoking THC-rich weed for the first time. This is what a group of international researchers claim, after a paper was recently published in the journal Science Advances pinpointing the exact location in which the plant matter was burned. The researche...

Study: Australian researchers prove CBD’s potential as an antibiotic

Study: Australian researchers prove CBD’s potential as an antibiotic

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 9, 2019

Fresh research from Australia has pinpointed the antibiotic properties of cannabis and hemp’s non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol). This naturally occurring chemical compound, which can be extracted from the plant by steam distillation, CO2 or ethanol extraction, was investigated by a team of res...

Study discovers no connection between recreational cannabis legalization in Colorado and youth cannabis use/behavior

Study discovers no connection between recreational cannabis legalization in Colorado and youth cannabis use/behavior

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 5, 2019

On November 6, 2012, recreational cannabis legalization went into effect across the State of Colorado, making it one of the first regions in the U.S. to pass such a law. Coloradans voted to legalize Colorado Amendment 64, which went into effect in January of 2014. With it being one of the early movers in ter...

Study: Veteran medical cannabis patients report using weed to substitute alcohol, prescription drugs

Study: Veteran medical cannabis patients report using weed to substitute alcohol, prescription drugs

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 5, 2019

Cannabis use among veterans is on the rise and a recent study published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse proves it. A group of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, and California-based educational institutions Harvard University and Palo Alto University explored canna...

Researchers say it’s healthier to vape dried bud, as opposed to extracted oils

Researchers say it’s healthier to vape dried bud, as opposed to extracted oils

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

Contrary to popular belief, smoking dried cannabis flower could be healthier for consumers than vaping the plant's potent oils. This is according to a professor at the Canadian University of Waterloo School of Public Health & Health Systems named David Hammond. Hammond’s research focuses primarily on the prevention of chronic disease. He has collaborated alongside global govern...

Study: “No increased risk of crash responsibility” among drivers who exceeded THC threshold in British Columbia

Study: “No increased risk of crash responsibility” among drivers who exceeded THC threshold in British Columbia

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

Driving under the influence of cannabis may not be as dangerous as alcohol, according to a new study. Published in the journal Addiction, this study on cannabis consumption in relation to crash responsibility was fronted by Jeff Brubacher. Brubacher is an emergency physician from Vancouver. He, along with his team of rese...

Study: UC researchers claim cannabis consumers have less chance of dying from a heart attack

Study: UC researchers claim cannabis consumers have less chance of dying from a heart attack

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

Many myths and misconceptions surrounding the cannabis plant are gradually being debunked, thanks to an emerging patchwork of research and scientific evidence. For instance, there was the stoner stereotype myth, which was dispelled by researchers from the University of Colorado (UC). Let's not forget ...

Study reveals connection between cannabinoids and autism

Study reveals connection between cannabinoids and autism

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

A paper that was published earlier this year in the journal Neuron has honed in on the thesis of using cannabis to treat the symptoms of autism. What the team discovered was rather astonishing – endocannabinoid signaling deficits were noticeable in mice with two different autism-associated mutatio...

Number of suicides committed using a firearm plummeted after California legalized medicinal pot

Number of suicides committed using a firearm plummeted after California legalized medicinal pot

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

Based on the details of a new paper published in the Archives of Suicide Research, gun-related suicides have dropped throughout California since cannabis was legalized for medical purposes. Voters approved legislation to legalize medical cannabis in California under Proposition 215 in 1996. “Find...

Study shows that cannabis could help relieve the symptoms of skin allergies

Study shows that cannabis could help relieve the symptoms of skin allergies

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

A new study has shown how the cannabis plant’s psychoactive cannabinoid Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) could prove beneficial when used as an anti-inflammatory for skin conditions. Andreas Zimmer from the University of Bonn in Germany led a team of researchers, who threw caution to the fact that indivi...

Understanding the effects of cannabis on the immune system

Understanding the effects of cannabis on the immune system

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

Once upon a time, the cannabis plant was cloaked in obscurity and misunderstanding. Formerly tarnished with the “gateway drug” reputation – a myth that was recently dispelled by scientists – cannabis is finally emerging from the shadows as a medical powerhouse plant. Packed with a punch ...

Bank of America VP predicts a $166 billion cannabis market

Bank of America VP predicts a $166 billion cannabis market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 31, 2019

Over the past decade, cannabis has filtered into the mainstream retail market. Broadscale legalization of the plant has contributed to a surge in investor interest, where cannabis investors traded pot stocks like Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB), Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR) and Cronos Group (N...

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