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Cannabis Science will expand scope of sponsored research to include neurological conditions

Cannabis Science will expand scope of sponsored research to include neurological conditions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 11, 2019

Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC: CBIS), a U.S.-based company that develops cannabinoid-based medicines,  has revealed its plans to broaden the extent of its sponsored medical cannabis research in Nigeria. Neurological conditions, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), will be added to its re...

Alzheimer’s Research UK funds cannabis trial for dementia sufferers

Alzheimer’s Research UK funds cannabis trial for dementia sufferers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019

People who suffer from dementia could soon be treated with a natural remedy, known as medical cannabis. Well, that's if the results of a forthcoming trial conducted by Alzheimer’s Research UK come back positive. Valued at $400,000, the trial on cannabis for dementia sufferers will hopefully determin...

U.S. research indicates teens smoke less in states that have legalized medical cannabis

U.S. research indicates teens smoke less in states that have legalized medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 28, 2019

A new study published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse should put parents' worries at ease, should they be concerned about their young trying the plant in some form. Based on the results of a new study, teens seemed to consume less cannabis in states that have approved medical cannabis...

Demand soars 76 percent for cannabis jobs, which pay 11 percent more than median U.S. salary

Demand soars 76 percent for cannabis jobs, which pay 11 percent more than median U.S. salary

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 23, 2019

Looking for a cannabis job? Then you're in luck, because cannabis job postings climbed 76 percent between December 2017 and December 2018. In fact, according to Glassdoor, 1,512 roles were posted on the job listing website in December of last year alone. This is a major increase from 2017 when the figure wa...

Cannabis could prove promising as treatment for football-related brain trauma

Cannabis could prove promising as treatment for football-related brain trauma

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 16, 2019

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a type of brain trauma that occurs commonly among professional football players. For physicians, CTR presents obstacles in determining suitable treatment options, but cannabis could be emerging as a potential treatment option for CTE. Currently, traditio...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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