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Is cannabis a better painkiller than aspirin? Scientists seem to think so

Is cannabis a better painkiller than aspirin? Scientists seem to think so

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

A study featured in the August publication of the journal Phytochemistry has demonstrated cannabis' pain-killing properties. In order to conduct the study, a group of researchers explored the plant's naturally-occurring molecules and their potential as a replacement for opioid painkillers. What t...

Using cannabis to treat ADHD: Does CBD work?

Using cannabis to treat ADHD: Does CBD work?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 7, 2019

According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), approximately five percent of American children suffer from attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder. Also known as ‘ADHD’, this chronic condition is treatable, but cannot be cured.  The percentage of children who endure the symptoms of ADHD ...

Study: Non-psychotropic cannabinoid and hallucinogenic substance demonstrate promise in treating alcoholism

Study: Non-psychotropic cannabinoid and hallucinogenic substance demonstrate promise in treating alcoholism

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 31, 2019

Scientists are delving into the possibility of using cannabinoids to treat Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). It’s not just cannabis that has grasped the attention of scientists but also, a psychedelic compound produced by over 200 species of mushrooms called Psilocybin. Despite being a widely regulated su...

Five of the most significant medical cannabis research studies ever conducted

Five of the most significant medical cannabis research studies ever conducted

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 31, 2019

Thousands of years ago, cannabis was used by humankind for the very first time. Scientists recently discovered that the plant’s psychoactive properties were formerly enjoyed by our ancient Chinese ancestors in the Tibetan Plateau. Prior to prohibition being effectuated in the 1930s amidst the "Reefer Madness" propaganda that was circulating at the time, pharmacists once stocked the therapeutic leafy...

Can cannabis be used to treat postpartum depression?

Can cannabis be used to treat postpartum depression?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 30, 2019

When caring for a newborn baby, dealing with the “baby blues” can make looking after your little one seem like an impossible task. Based on estimates from Health & Human Services, approximately 15 percent of mothers in the United States will experience postpartum depression after giving birth.  Als...

CBG: What is this cannabinoid and what are the health benefits of consuming it?

CBG: What is this cannabinoid and what are the health benefits of consuming it?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 30, 2019

If you know anything whatsoever about cannabis, whether in its recreational or medicinal form, you will know that the effects produced are dependent on the plant’s cannabinoid content. The chemical compounds contained in the cannabis plant are known as cannabinoids and if you really get to know...

Study: Teenagers are less likely to use weed after it’s been legalized

Study: Teenagers are less likely to use weed after it’s been legalized

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 26, 2019

Contrary to what cynics might have previously thought, cannabis consumption rates among teens in U.S. states that have enacted legal weed laws are actually lower than they are in prohibitionist states. This is based on the results of a new study that came straight out of Montana State University. Stu...

Chart: Cannabis employment in the U.S. increases 34 percent in 2019

Chart: Cannabis employment in the U.S. increases 34 percent in 2019

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 21, 2019

The cannabis industry is creating an ever-growing list of jobs and if the findings published in the most recent edition of the 2019 Marijuana Business Factbook are anything to go by, there could be more cannabis-related roles available in the United States by the end of the year than military and flight atte...

Data suggests there are more cannabis stores than McDonald’s and Starbucks

Data suggests there are more cannabis stores than McDonald’s and Starbucks

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 20, 2019

The newly published Marijuana Business Factbook contains some interesting insights into the dominance of cannabis stores in mature markets.  Included in the Factbook is an in-depth market analysis, regulatory insights and investment updates, as well as quarterly updates that run through February of next year....

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...

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