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Study finds potential benefits of cannabis for HIV patients

Study finds potential benefits of cannabis for HIV patients

Sara Tiradossi

December 13, 2017


Filed under Research

A chemical found in cannabis, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, according to a new study carried by Michigan State University. "It's believed that cognitive function decreases...

Alcohol sales dropped significantly in states with legal medical cannabis

Alcohol sales dropped significantly in states with legal medical cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

December 6, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Alcohol sales have dropped as much as 15 percent in states with legal medical cannabis, according to a new working study from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University. The study added information on how cannabis availability could reduce alcohol consumption, which is more harmful...

Cannabis ads have little influence on consumption

Cannabis ads have little influence on consumption

Sara Tiradossi

November 28, 2017


Filed under News, Research

Exposure to cannabis ads does not increase the use of the plant, according to a new study funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse. The objective of the study, published this week in the American Journal of Public Health, was to assess exposure to cannabis advertising in Oregon after the start of ret...

New research: cannabis could help heart failure patients

New research: cannabis could help heart failure patients

Sara Tiradossi

November 26, 2017


Filed under News, Research

Previous studies had suggested links between cannabis use and heart problems, but new research is now finding cannabis may be beneficial for people at risk for heart failure. At a recent meeting of the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in California, researchers found cannabis users were...

New study: alcohol is 10 times more deadly than cannabis on the road

New study: alcohol is 10 times more deadly than cannabis on the road

Sara Tiradossi

November 21, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Researchers found alcohol is about ten times more likely to cause a fatal crash than cannabis, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS-One. Scientists at the University of Lyon examined drug tests from drivers involved in more than 3,600 auto crashes during 2011, to find out the re...

California and Colorado become partners, research the genetics of hemp

California and Colorado become partners, research the genetics of hemp

Sara Tiradossi

November 11, 2017


Filed under Research

The University of California-Davis has partnered up with a Colorado-based biotech firm, Front Range Biosciences, to create a genomic map for industrial hemp. The project will sequence the genes for hemp, a variety of cannabis with less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. “We are now...

New study: regular cannabis users have more sex

New study: regular cannabis users have more sex

Sara Tiradossi

October 28, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

While tobacco companies are putting effort into giving cigarettes a sex appeal, cannabis may actually be the one to increase sexual appetite, according to a new study published Friday in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s study suggests people who smoke c...

Jerusalem experts research treatment of asthma through cannabis

Jerusalem experts research treatment of asthma through cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

October 25, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, Research

CIITECH, a cannabis biotech company that focuses on developing and commercializing medical cannabis products, is planning on funding a research project with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on the treatment of asthma through cannabis. The project would be led by Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, a pioneer...

Study: cannabis use linked to lower prevalence of fatty liver disease

Study: cannabis use linked to lower prevalence of fatty liver disease

Sara Tiradossi

October 24, 2017


Filed under Research

According to a new study, adults with a history of cannabis use are less likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than those who have not used the substance. The study focused on the association between cannabis and the disease in a nationally representative sample of over ...

Researchers defend dispensary distribution model

Researchers defend dispensary distribution model

October 13, 2017


Filed under Global, News, Research

A recent study out of the University of British Columbia (UBC) called for policy makers to take caution while considering to alter the cannabis distribution system through dispensaries. UBC associate professor Zach Walsh and PhD candidate Rielle Capler published a study which stated store-front, independent...

New study reveals five causes of cannabis-related hospital visits

New study reveals five causes of cannabis-related hospital visits

Sara Tiradossi

October 9, 2017


Filed under Research

As the number of people using cannabis has increased, there has been a parallel increase in cannabis-related emergency visits. A new study published in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy examined the most common causes of cannabis-related visits, with a closer look at Colorado’s visi...

The American Psychological Association advocates to advance research on cannabis

The American Psychological Association advocates to advance research on cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

October 7, 2017


Filed under Medical cannabis, Research

The American Psychological Association, the nation's largest organization of psychology professionals, is urging the federal government to remove impediments to cannabis research. In a recent advocacy briefing, the association said major barriers to research are preventing scientists from carrying...

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