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Study: “No increased risk of crash responsibility” among drivers who exceeded THC threshold in British Columbia

Study: “No increased risk of crash responsibility” among drivers who exceeded THC threshold in British Columbia

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

Driving under the influence of cannabis may not be as dangerous as alcohol, according to a new study. Published in the journal Addiction, this study on cannabis consumption in relation to crash responsibility was fronted by Jeff Brubacher. Brubacher is an emergency physician from Vancouver. He, along with his team of rese...

Study: UC researchers claim cannabis consumers have less chance of dying from a heart attack

Study: UC researchers claim cannabis consumers have less chance of dying from a heart attack

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

Many myths and misconceptions surrounding the cannabis plant are gradually being debunked, thanks to an emerging patchwork of research and scientific evidence. For instance, there was the stoner stereotype myth, which was dispelled by researchers from the University of Colorado (UC). Let's not forget ...

Study reveals connection between cannabinoids and autism

Study reveals connection between cannabinoids and autism

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

A paper that was published earlier this year in the journal Neuron has honed in on the thesis of using cannabis to treat the symptoms of autism. What the team discovered was rather astonishing – endocannabinoid signaling deficits were noticeable in mice with two different autism-associated mutatio...

Number of suicides committed using a firearm plummeted after California legalized medicinal pot

Number of suicides committed using a firearm plummeted after California legalized medicinal pot

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

Based on the details of a new paper published in the Archives of Suicide Research, gun-related suicides have dropped throughout California since cannabis was legalized for medical purposes. Voters approved legislation to legalize medical cannabis in California under Proposition 215 in 1996. “Find...

Study shows that cannabis could help relieve the symptoms of skin allergies

Study shows that cannabis could help relieve the symptoms of skin allergies

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

A new study has shown how the cannabis plant’s psychoactive cannabinoid Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) could prove beneficial when used as an anti-inflammatory for skin conditions. Andreas Zimmer from the University of Bonn in Germany led a team of researchers, who threw caution to the fact that indivi...

Understanding the effects of cannabis on the immune system

Understanding the effects of cannabis on the immune system

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 14, 2019

Once upon a time, the cannabis plant was cloaked in obscurity and misunderstanding. Formerly tarnished with the “gateway drug” reputation – a myth that was recently dispelled by scientists – cannabis is finally emerging from the shadows as a medical powerhouse plant. Packed with a punch ...

Bank of America VP predicts a $166 billion cannabis market

Bank of America VP predicts a $166 billion cannabis market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 31, 2019

Over the past decade, cannabis has filtered into the mainstream retail market. Broadscale legalization of the plant has contributed to a surge in investor interest, where cannabis investors traded pot stocks like Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB), Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE:IIPR) and Cronos Group (N...

Study: Legalizing cannabis could improve workplace safety

Study: Legalizing cannabis could improve workplace safety

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2019

New research has shed some light on the impacts of medical cannabis on workplace safety. It turns out that – contrary to popular belief that cannabis may negatively impact an employee’s productivity at work – the plant actually seems to be having a positive effect on members of the workforce in st...

Study smashes stoner stereotype by suggesting that cannabis encourages people to exercise

Study smashes stoner stereotype by suggesting that cannabis encourages people to exercise

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 14, 2019

The myths and misconceptions that have tarnished the cannabis plant’s reputation for centuries are slowly being debunked. A recent study has dismissed the lazy stoner stereotype that cannabis consumers are often portrayed as being, after researchers at the University of Colorado discovered that...

More cancer patients are treating chronic pain with cannabis rather than opioids

More cancer patients are treating chronic pain with cannabis rather than opioids

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019

Significantly more cancer patients are joining the rapidly expanding cannabis consumer demographic in America. Based on the results of a recent study published in Cancer, a larger proportion of patients who suffer from the debilitating and often fatal medical condition have used the cannabis plant ...

Treating borderline personality disorder with CBD: Is it an effective treatment?

Treating borderline personality disorder with CBD: Is it an effective treatment?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019

Could cannabis be a suitable treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD)? Tough to treat, BPD is a condition that affects approximately 1.6 percent of adults in the United States. While over-the-counter (OTC) medications may provide some relief from the symptoms of BPD, they can also cause addi...

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