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Cannabis studies of 2018: Reviewing the most prominent findings

Cannabis studies of 2018: Reviewing the most prominent findings

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 14, 2019


Filed under News, Research

The year 2018 saw scientists discover things about cannabis that left the world in awe of the leafy green plant. It was also a year when politicians discovered that the general public really does like the idea of cannabis reform. Based on the results of a survey by Pew Research Center, 62 percent of Ameri...

Cannabis Research Center launches at UC Berkeley

Cannabis Research Center launches at UC Berkeley

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 13, 2019


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A freshly formed cannabis research center has officially opened at the University of California Berkeley. According to the center's co-director Van Butsic,  the center has the potential to become something magnanimous in regards to academia. Butsic, who holds a Ph.D. in forestry, will dedicate 2019 ...

New study on cannabis and autism backs parents’ longtime claims

New study on cannabis and autism backs parents’ longtime claims

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 5, 2019


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A new study out of Israel has demonstrated fresh evidence to support claims that cannabis could be relied on as a treatment for autism. Cannabis research was approved in the country back in 2007. Published in the journal Nature on January 17, the Israel study confirmed that the plant's naturally occurring chemicals could help to reduce symptoms commonly experienced by autistic people, such as rage attacks, restlessness, and seizures. Go...

Study suggests nearly half of patients stop using Benzodiazepine after medical cannabis treatment

Study suggests nearly half of patients stop using Benzodiazepine after medical cannabis treatment

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 4, 2019


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Scientists seem to be quite on the grasp of something in regards to combatting the opioid crisis with cannabis. A company called Aleafia Health has published the world's first-ever study reporting a reduction in Benzodiazepine use among patients who used medical cannabis. Based on the results of the study, as much as 45...

AI-driven DNA sequencing provides insight into medical cannabis market

AI-driven DNA sequencing provides insight into medical cannabis market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 25, 2019


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Technology is evolving at a rapid rate and for the cannabis market, this means breaking the boundaries of DNA sequencing. Scientists from a medical technology company called Frelii are working hard to integrate Artificial intelligence (AI) into the medical cannabis market. Their goal? To gain an in-dept...

Studies suggest cannabis for bronchial symptoms could be beneficial

Studies suggest cannabis for bronchial symptoms could be beneficial

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 26, 2018


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Did you know that 8.9 million adults in the U.S. were diagnosed with chronic bronchitis in the past year? Chronic lower respiratory disease, including asthma, claim the lives of 135,268 people every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On top of that, the Asthma...

Vaporizing cannabis is stronger than smoking it, study shows

Vaporizing cannabis is stronger than smoking it, study shows

December 21, 2018


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If you're a longtime joint-smoker and haven't experienced that couch-locking effect since your early smoking days, it may be time to switch to cannabis vaping. According to a new Scientific study published in JAMA Network Open, the bioavailability of cannabis’ active constituents THC (tetrahydrocan...

Indian Science Institute declares it will conduct medical cannabis research in India

Indian Science Institute declares it will conduct medical cannabis research in India

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 16, 2018


Filed under Global, Research

The Indian Science Institute has revealed it will delve into research surrounding the medical benefits and uses of cannabis. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Memorial Centre and a hospital based in Raipur will carry out the medical cannabis research in India.  Currently, the Indian Institute ...

Researchers make history by learning exactly which genes produce THC and CBD in the cannabis plant

Researchers make history by learning exactly which genes produce THC and CBD in the cannabis plant

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 12, 2018


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Seven years ago, the genome of the cannabis plant was sequenced by Medicinal Genomics, resulting in an assemblage of the largest known gene collection of the green plant. However, researchers have only just figured out how to isolate the cannabis genes that produce CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetra...

This lab has a mission to grow cannabis plants on the moon

This lab has a mission to grow cannabis plants on the moon

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 9, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

The clock is ticking for a group of researchers specializing in agricultural technologies and controlled environment at the University of Guelph. Located close to Toronto, the university's lab team are rushing to master the art of cultivating high-quality cannabis on the moon. It sounds pretty out t...

Cannabis Science buys patent for CBN compositions to treat sleep, anxiety and neurobehavioral disorders

Cannabis Science buys patent for CBN compositions to treat sleep, anxiety and neurobehavioral disorders

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 5, 2018


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Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC: CBIS), a U.S. developer of cannabinoid-based medicines, has proudly confirmed receipt of Issued US Patent Number 9,763,991 For Compositions of Cannabinol (CBN) for Treatment of Various Neurobehavioral Disorders, Sleep Deprivation (Insomnia), Anxiety Disorders (ADHD), and P...

Cannabis for cancer: Scientific proof of the plant’s ability to treat the disease

Cannabis for cancer: Scientific proof of the plant’s ability to treat the disease

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 25, 2018


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Over the last 15-20 years, various bodies of research have revealed how cannabis for cancer could be an effective remedy. The cannabis plant's derivatives, including a well-known cannabinoid called tetrahydrocannabinol or “THC,” have demonstrated anti-tumor activity in animal cancer models. N...

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