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How cannabis can help cigarette smokers quit

How cannabis can help cigarette smokers quit

May 23, 2018


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The cannabinoid CBD may hold the key to help cigarette smokers give up smoking, according to new research. Using CBD can completely disable some of the fundamental triggers for relapse in smokers who have just quit – like cues that they strongly associate with smoking cigarettes, such as friends...

Study: Frequent cannabis exposure and brain morphology are unrelated

Study: Frequent cannabis exposure and brain morphology are unrelated

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 21, 2018


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Data recently published online has revealed how frequent cannabis use is not linked to changes in brain structure. The study data is set to be printed in the journal Addiction. An international group of scientists from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia analyzed grey matter volumes in several regio...

Washington State University researchers recommend one puff of cannabis for depression

Washington State University researchers recommend one puff of cannabis for depression

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 20, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

There has been much debate regarding the use of cannabis for depression, but researchers from Washington State University are clearing the smoke clouds. A team of researchers from WSU discovered that just a single puff of cannabis could relieve the symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety. The result...

7 statistics to get you excited about the U.S. cannabis industry

7 statistics to get you excited about the U.S. cannabis industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 20, 2018


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The U.S. cannabis industry is flourishing just like the plant itself. As we continue to learn about its healing potential, more people are embracing cannabis reform than ever before. Investors from all corners are flocking to the stock market to get a slice of the green pie.  Once they take ...

Clinical trials set to study cannabis as insomnia treatment

Clinical trials set to study cannabis as insomnia treatment

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 18, 2018


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The world’s first ever human clinical trial on using medicinal cannabis as insomnia treatment is set to be carried out by researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA). Patients who have been diagnosed with chronic insomnia will partake in the trial, which will be organized by the university's Center...

JAMA study finds overstated cognitive deficits in past cannabis studies on youths

JAMA study finds overstated cognitive deficits in past cannabis studies on youths

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 10, 2018


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A systematic review published online on April 18 in the JAMA Psychology Journal presents concerned parents with a positive insight into the cognitive effects of cannabis on young brains. Is frequent or heavy cannabis use associated with cognitive dysfunction in adolescents and young adults?  This w...

MSU researchers discover how cannabis can be used to sustain mental stamina in HIV patients

MSU researchers discover how cannabis can be used to sustain mental stamina in HIV patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 5, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, Research

Patients with HIV could benefit from a specific chemical found in cannabis - Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is according to researchers at Michigan State University, who published their findings in the Journal AIDS. According to the researchers, mental decline (a common symptom associated with ...

More older Americans are smoking cannabis than ever before

More older Americans are smoking cannabis than ever before

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 30, 2018


Filed under Culture, News, Research

Cannabis consumption amongst older Americans is significantly more common now than it was back in the 1980s, according to a recent study on adult cannabis consumption. Researchers discovered how two particular age groups are 20 times more likely to consume the plant nowadays in comparison with the number of older Americans consuming cannabis 30 years ago. Those age groups were ages 50 to ...

JAMA studies reveal decrease in opioid prescriptions in cannabis legal states

JAMA studies reveal decrease in opioid prescriptions in cannabis legal states

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 13, 2018


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Two peer-reviewed studies published in the JAMA Internal Medicine have revealed how cannabis use may have a positive impact on America’s opioid epidemic, which claimed 17,087 lives in 2016 alone. The scientific studies showed how the number of opioid prescriptions dropped in U.S. states that had...

Study shows drunk driving is 10 times deadlier than driving under the influence of cannabis

Study shows drunk driving is 10 times deadlier than driving under the influence of cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 9, 2018


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Could driving under the influence of cannabis be less risky than driving under the influence of alcohol? That’s what researchers claim, following an examination of drug tests taken from drivers involved in over 3,600 auto crashes. The outcome of the study, which was published back in November in the journal PLOS-One by scientists at the Univ...

Cannabis and libido: University scientists uncover something fascinating

Cannabis and libido: University scientists uncover something fascinating

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News/Feature Writer/Editorial

April 3, 2018


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Cannabis can help people kick both alcohol and cocaine

Cannabis can help people kick both alcohol and cocaine

March 31, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s known that cannabis is helping people avoid opioid addiction issues around the U.S., but it turns out cannabis is also useful for staying off cocaine and alcohol. That’s according to a new study that focused on the effects of using CBD. The study was on rats, so the results aren’t conclusive for hum...

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