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Cannabis study: Whole-plant cannabis is more powerful at treating epilepsy than CBD

Cannabis study: Whole-plant cannabis is more powerful at treating epilepsy than CBD

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 5, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, Research

The number of cannabis studies demonstrating the plant’s medical potency for the treatment of epilepsy, among many other ailments, is rapidly increasing.  In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a cannabis-based medicine for epileptic patients, known as Epidiolex. The drug, which w...

New study identifies link between people’s genetics and their relationship with weed

New study identifies link between people’s genetics and their relationship with weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

September 26, 2018


Filed under Research

Ever wondered why you maintained your weed-smoking hobby, but some of your associates did not? Well, you could be about to find out the reasons behind your relationship with the plant, thanks to a  study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. This is the largest genome-wide association stud...

Scientists in the U.K. claim CBD could potentially treat psychosis

Scientists in the U.K. claim CBD could potentially treat psychosis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabia News Writer/Editorial

September 18, 2018


Filed under Research

A mental disorder that was once associated with frequent cannabis use could soon be treated using the plant. Based on the findings of a study on CBD for psychosis that was carried out by scientists in the U.K., the cannabis plant’s non-intoxicating compound Cannabidiol (CBD) may help to decrease abnor...

Senators tell Trump administration to expand medical cannabis research

Senators tell Trump administration to expand medical cannabis research

September 8, 2018


Filed under News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A bipartisan group of senators recently sent the Trump administration letters asking that they expand research on medical cannabis. One letter was sent to Robert Wilkie, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the other was sent to Attorney ...

A new study says workplace fatalities are down in medical cannabis states

A new study says workplace fatalities are down in medical cannabis states

August 19, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A new study has found workplace fatalities are down in states that have legalized medical cannabis, which is encouraging to advocates who claim medical marijuana does not cause harm to public health. Researchers looked at Bureau of Labor Statistics data ...

North America’s medical and recreational cannabis markets will soar, data suggests

North America’s medical and recreational cannabis markets will soar, data suggests

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 17, 2018


Filed under Research

ResearchAndMarkets.com has added a report about North America’s legal cannabis industry to its offering. The report is titled "North America Cannabis: New Markets, Competitors and Opportunities: 2018-2026 Analysis and Forecasts.” Outlined in the report is a breadth of information pertaining to No...

College students are using cannabis to fight anxiety

College students are using cannabis to fight anxiety

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 17, 2018


Filed under Research

Did you know that one in four college students uses a mood stabilizer or antidepressant to treat anxiety? A growing number of college students are also turning to cannabis for relief from stress. Anxiety is the most common mental disorder, and cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug on the pl...

WSU study: Cannabis decriminalization does not increase youth consumption

WSU study: Cannabis decriminalization does not increase youth consumption

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2018


Filed under News, Research

A team of researchers across the nation have carried out a study on the effects of cannabis decriminalization on youth cannabis consumption. The study was led by Washington University with the aim of squashing prohibitionist rhetoric that says decriminalization encourages consumption. The resul...

Study: Crime clearance rates improved with cannabis legalization

Study: Crime clearance rates improved with cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 11, 2018


Filed under Research

Police effectiveness has not been hindered by cannabis legalization in Colorado and Washington, according to researchers at Washington State University (WSU). Factually, there has been a noticeable improvement in clearance rates for specific crimes since cannabis has been legalized. Prior to the autho...

CBD could lengthen the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

CBD could lengthen the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 10, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Cannabis has been proven to hinder the growth of cancerous cells. Even the National Cancer Institute (NCI) admitted it, but what about pancreatic cancer? Well, the results of a study on lab mice have demonstrated how cannabis’ non-psychoactive compound CBD (Cannabidiol) may bolster the effectiven...

Cannabis for glaucoma: Does it really work?

Cannabis for glaucoma: Does it really work?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 23, 2018


Filed under Research

Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness? Although glaucoma patients are presented with a plethora of treatment options to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in the eye, new tried-and-tested treatments are being sought after by patients. This is where cannabis therapy com...

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