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Michael J. Fox Foundation optimistic that cannabis could treat Parkinson’s disease

Michael J. Fox Foundation optimistic that cannabis could treat Parkinson’s disease

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

Did you know that Parkinson's disease affects approximately one million people in the U.S.? The topic of "cannabis for Parkinson's disease" has been discussed a lot over the past few years. However, the federal government still classes cannabis as a Schedule I drug, meaning that research into the plant's ...

WSU researchers investigate effects of cannabis legalization

WSU researchers investigate effects of cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

What effect has cannabis legalization had on society? This is a question that Washington State University researchers have delved into with a recent study. WSU researchers analyzed data to determine what effect legalization had on the way law enforcement officials do their job, crime rates and cannabis-impaired...

Research shows cannabis could be major competitor for alcohol

Research shows cannabis could be major competitor for alcohol

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 28, 2019

A new article published in the journal Marketing Science delves into a topic that has boggled the brains of many: Which mainstream industry does cannabis stand to be the biggest contender for? While a lot of people may have bet their money on the tobacco industry being the worst-impacted as a resu...

Cannabis extract shows promise as a treatment for addiction

Cannabis extract shows promise as a treatment for addiction

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 25, 2019

Individuals who are dependent on cannabis could soon be using an extract of the same plant to curb cravings. The results of a recent study on CBD for cannabis addiction were presented at New Scientist Live. Event attendees were informed that capsules filled with CBD extract managed to help frequen...

Raphael Mechoulam speaks publicly about recent discoveries at CannMed 2019

Raphael Mechoulam speaks publicly about recent discoveries at CannMed 2019

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 25, 2019

From September 23-24, 2019, the annual CannMed event took place in Pasadena, California. The event was house inside the Pasadena Convention Center and it featured an appearance from headlining speaker, Raphael Mechoulam. Around 50 different speakers and presenters made an appearance at CannMed 201...

Researchers demonstrate how CBD hinders psychoactivity of THC

Researchers demonstrate how CBD hinders psychoactivity of THC

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

Scientists have known for a while that cannabis’ non-psychoactive cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) may counteract the psychoactive effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, the proof has not been solid… until now. A fresh study on rodent models was recently published in the Journal of Neuros...

World’s first study on cannabis and dementia set to commence in Perth

World’s first study on cannabis and dementia set to commence in Perth

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

A number of cannabis developments are happening in Australia right now. The country’s capital, Canberra, recently decriminalized weed. Soon, researchers will carry out the world’s first ever medical trial into the effects of using cannabis to treat dementia. The study could provide hope to the many dem...

Study says more people are using cannabis for medical purposes than for social enjoyment

Study says more people are using cannabis for medical purposes than for social enjoyment

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

Cannabis legalization is unfolding across the United States. So far, 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized the plant for medical purposes. This figure is projected to rise as more research is carried out into the plant’s therapeutic qualities.  Despite the fact that recreational use has a...

New Frontier Data analysts say U.S. cannabis sales will reach $30 billion in sales by 2025

New Frontier Data analysts say U.S. cannabis sales will reach $30 billion in sales by 2025

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 15, 2019

New Frontier Data recently published a report on U.S. cannabis industry trends and predictions. The cannabis research company – which is based in Washington D.C. – unveiled an intriguing insight into the sales forecast for America's budding industry. Published annually, the report is titled, “Th...

CBD industry gets a boost from government-funded research, but THC studies won’t be considered

CBD industry gets a boost from government-funded research, but THC studies won’t be considered

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 14, 2019

An impressive $3 million will be invested into CBD research, following the approval of a grant by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). The money will be funneled into numerous studies exploring the pain-relieving effects of the cannabis plant’s non-psychoactive primary cannabinoid cannabidi...

Scientists explore the benefits of treating ADHD with cannabis

Scientists explore the benefits of treating ADHD with cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 8, 2019

Did you know that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children? Statistics show that approximately 5-7 percent of children and adolescents have been diagnosed around the world, as well as 3.5 percent of adults. Studies have revealed how cannabis m...

10 studies detailing the therapeutic effects of CBD

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 8, 2019

The CBD market is growing. A unique cannabinoid that harbors potential as a treatment for an ever-growing list of ailments and chronic conditions, 'cannabidiol' is a therapeutic powerhouse. CBD may be one of hundreds of cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant, but there is something quite special ...

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