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Why are schizophrenia sufferers using CBD oil for healing?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 12, 2018


Filed under Research

Recent studies suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) could relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia.  A chemical or cannabinoid that is derived from the cannabis plant, CBD has been spotlighted by researchers at the University of Wollongong for its ability to relieve schizophrenic individuals of their chronic ...

The non-psychoactive cannabis compound: Why is CBD non-intoxicating?

The non-psychoactive cannabis compound: Why is CBD non-intoxicating?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 7, 2018


Filed under News, Research

Cannabidiol, abbreviated as CBD, is one of the most widely researched (and talked about) cannabis compounds. As long as it contains 0.3 percent THC or less, it is legal for use throughout most of the United States. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is not psychoactive. This means that when ...

Cannabis for dementia: Is the green plant a suitable treatment for senior citizens?

Cannabis for dementia: Is the green plant a suitable treatment for senior citizens?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 6, 2018


Filed under Research

Cannabis is a plant with many medical uses, one of which could be dementia. Various lines of evidence have highlighted the role that cannabinoids play in treating dementia. Although additional human trials are required to confirm the efficacy of cannabis for dementia, the science behind cannabis for d...

Cannabis was grown on European continent in prehistoric period, scientists say

Cannabis was grown on European continent in prehistoric period, scientists say

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 3, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

A new study published in the journal Vegetation History and Archaeobotany has challenged former reports that claim the cannabis plant evolved in Central Asia. John McPartland from the University of Vermont led the study, which says wild cannabis might have been cultivated in Europe much earlier than i...

Cannabis could be used to relieve the symptoms of menopause

Cannabis could be used to relieve the symptoms of menopause

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 2, 2018


Filed under Research

Women in their 40s or 50s will endure menopause, which can prove unbearable for some. Treatments can help, but the condition is incurable. So, how can you make this stage of your life as comfortable as possible? Cannabis for menopause could be the answer. What is menopause? To put it simply, me...

CBN (Cannabinol): What is this cannabis compound and how can it benefit the human body?

CBN (Cannabinol): What is this cannabis compound and how can it benefit the human body?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 28, 2018


Filed under Research

Are you struggling with insomnia? Perhaps your appetite is low and you want to maintain a healthy weight? Or, maybe you want to find a cannabis strain that leaves you feeling slightly sedated? Well, cannabinol (CBN) could help you with all of these things. The cannabis plant contains an estimated 113...

Massachusetts could become the next global leader in cannabis research

Massachusetts could become the next global leader in cannabis research

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2018


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Is Massachusetts on track to become a pioneer in cannabis research? As a national leader in fields such as health care, life sciences and biotech, “The Bay State” stands a good chance at dominating the cannabis sphere. Cannabis legalization in Massachusetts could potentially drive scientists and academics to c...

How cannabis can help cigarette smokers quit

How cannabis can help cigarette smokers quit

May 23, 2018


Filed under News, Research

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


Filed under News, Research

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


Filed under Research

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...

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