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Is medical cannabis becoming a preferred ADHD treatment over Adderall?

Is medical cannabis becoming a preferred ADHD treatment over Adderall?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

More people are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with research demonstrating a 6.1 percent increase in diagnoses among American children between the late 1990s and 2016; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As more cases begin to surface, so too does t...

Study shows that students living in cannabis-friendly states binge drink less

Study shows that students living in cannabis-friendly states binge drink less

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

Cannabis legalization may have had a positive effect on binge drinking, according to a new study. Researchers at Oregon State University carried out the study, which concluded that there was a six percent decrease in the likelihood of binge drinking among students aged 21 and above who reside in cann...

Two new cannabinoids have been identified by Italian scientists

Two new cannabinoids have been identified by Italian scientists

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 15, 2020

As many as 400 chemicals are contained in the Cannabis Sativa L. plant species. However, just a handful of chemical compounds have been closely investigated for their therapeutic potential in the field of medicine. More is now being learned about the cannabis plant, with one of the latest discoveries r...

North America’s legal cannabis market to inflate to $37.9 billion by 2024

North America’s legal cannabis market to inflate to $37.9 billion by 2024

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 10, 2020

Cannabis-focused strategy and research consultancy firm Prohibition Partners has published its eagerly awaited Global Cannabis Report. The findings of this report indicate that legal cannabis in North America is on its way to becoming a $37.9 billion market by 2024. On a global scale, analysts from ...

Scientists say medicinal cannabis substitute could be useful in treating Parkinson’s disease

Scientists say medicinal cannabis substitute could be useful in treating Parkinson’s disease

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 9, 2020

Parkinson's Disease could soon be treated by a synthetic alternative to medical cannabis called HU-308. The drug is said to relieve the involuntary movements caused by dyskinesias; a side effect caused by years of treatment for the debilitating medical condition.  HU-308 – a non-psychoactive drug – was t...

Study: People with depression use more cannabis and don’t consider it to be harmful

Study: People with depression use more cannabis and don’t consider it to be harmful

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 30, 2019

A study exploring cannabis for depression was recently published in the journal Addiction. In order to understand the link between the use of cannabis among depressed and non-depressed people, data was gleaned from 728,691 individuals aged 12 years and above. What researchers discovered from the sel...

Cannabis could help ease migraine, researchers say

Cannabis could help ease migraine, researchers say

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 20, 2019

In November, a study published in the Journal of Pain demonstrated a major reduction in headache and migraine symptoms among individuals who consume cannabis as a treatment. A total of 1,959 anonymous adult subjects provided self-reported data for the study on cannabis for migraine, which stretched ove...

Cannabis study suggests CBD-rich cannabis may relieve multiple autism symptoms

Cannabis study suggests CBD-rich cannabis may relieve multiple autism symptoms

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 19, 2019

A recently published cannabis study featured in the journal Frontiers in Neurology demonstrates that cannabis' non-psychotropic compound CBD (cannabidiol) may have a positive effect on individuals with autism. The study was conducted by a group of Brazilian researchers, of whom claim that “CBD-enriched...

Bipartisan lawmakers press DEA to let researchers study cannabis from dispensaries

Bipartisan lawmakers press DEA to let researchers study cannabis from dispensaries

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 19, 2019

If a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers get their way, researchers could soon get their hands on cannabis purchased from state-legal pot shops.  A letter was sent to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and United States Attorney General William Barr on December 6, prompting better access t...

Study suggests that daily cannabis use may reduce opioid consumption in patients with chronic pain

Study suggests that daily cannabis use may reduce opioid consumption in patients with chronic pain

December 12, 2019

Numerous studies have supported the idea of using cannabis to treat a broad spectrum of chronic pain issues. The latest bout of research into the effects of cannabis for pain come fresh out of three prominent universities – University of California in Los Angeles, University of British Columbia and McGill University ...

Yale University study to explore potential of cannabis for stress relief

Yale University study to explore potential of cannabis for stress relief

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 5, 2019

A Connecticut-based medical cannabis producer is teaming up with researchers from the Yale University School of Medicine to conduct a clinical study. The partnership will explore the benefits of cannabis as a treatment for various chronic conditions. "Our goal is to develop a human drug product,'...

In-depth cannabis study released by edibles company Sensi Products

In-depth cannabis study released by edibles company Sensi Products

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 2, 2019

Could cannabis for sleep be the next big thing? The promising results of a new study conducted and published by Sensi Products suggests that cannabis for PTSD could be a viable treatment option for insomnia. Sensi, which is a cannabis product manufacturer headquartered in California, hopes to provide pat...

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