Cannabis News Box

University of British Columbia researchers say cannabis could help relieve depression in PTSD sufferers

University of British Columbia researchers say cannabis could help relieve depression in PTSD sufferers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

December 2, 2019

There is a lot more news circulating regarding the potential of using cannabis for PTSD lately. One of the most recent pieces of news is the announcement of a study conducted by scientists at the University of British Columbia and the B.C. Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU). Post-traumatic stress dis...

Researchers demonstrate how CBD hinders psychoactivity of THC

Researchers demonstrate how CBD hinders psychoactivity of THC

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

Scientists have known for a while that cannabis’ non-psychoactive cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) may counteract the psychoactive effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, the proof has not been solid… until now. A fresh study on rodent models was recently published in the Journal of Neuros...

Study says more people are using cannabis for medical purposes than for social enjoyment

Study says more people are using cannabis for medical purposes than for social enjoyment

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 23, 2019

Cannabis legalization is unfolding across the United States. So far, 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have legalized the plant for medical purposes. This figure is projected to rise as more research is carried out into the plant’s therapeutic qualities.  Despite the fact that recreational use has a...

Cannabis as an anti-inflammatory: Here’s what researchers have discovered

Cannabis as an anti-inflammatory: Here’s what researchers have discovered

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Cannabis has been cropping up on medicine shelves for several Centuries, with the plant being favored by global cultures as a natural method of treatment for inflammation. Chronic inflammation is closely associated with a wide range of medical ailments and conditions, including – but not limite...

Survey data demonstrates reduction in alcohol consumption and pill use among cannabis consumers

Survey data demonstrates reduction in alcohol consumption and pill use among cannabis consumers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 28, 2019

A recent report published by Gannett has revealed how cannabis consumers tend to reduce their intake of alcohol and prescription painkillers.  With alcohol claiming the lives of some 88,000 Americans on an annual basis, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse, and prescription painkille...

Is cannabis a better painkiller than aspirin? Scientists seem to think so

Is cannabis a better painkiller than aspirin? Scientists seem to think so

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2019

A study featured in the August publication of the journal Phytochemistry has demonstrated cannabis' pain-killing properties. In order to conduct the study, a group of researchers explored the plant's naturally-occurring molecules and their potential as a replacement for opioid painkillers. What t...

Study: Teenagers are less likely to use weed after it’s been legalized

Study: Teenagers are less likely to use weed after it’s been legalized

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 26, 2019

Contrary to what cynics might have previously thought, cannabis consumption rates among teens in U.S. states that have enacted legal weed laws are actually lower than they are in prohibitionist states. This is based on the results of a new study that came straight out of Montana State University. Stu...

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 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...

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...

Fresh report gives ‘realistic’ insight into European cannabis market

Fresh report gives ‘realistic’ insight into European cannabis market

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 13, 2019

Based on a new report from Marijuana Business Daily, year-over-year cannabis sales in Europe are climbing. The statistics spell out promising things for investors in the European medical cannabis market, with the recent report spotlighting how future demand for the plant could surge as more of its medical ben...

Study suggests that street cannabis is contaminated by fecal matter and E. coli

Study suggests that street cannabis is contaminated by fecal matter and E. coli

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 24, 2019

The illicit cannabis market could be creating a public health risk after a new study has revealed street weed in Spain to be contaminated with feces. A team of scientists from the Madrid-based Universidad Complutense conducted the cannabis study, which is yet to be published this May in the journ...

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