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Studies explore cannabis’ impact on the developing brain

Studies explore cannabis’ impact on the developing brain

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 4, 2019


Filed under Research

Fresh research has delved into the fascinating ways in which cannabis may influence a developing human brain. The research spotlights the effects of cannabis on the brain, some of which are beneficial and others that could be harmful to human health. Findings were sourced from numerous studies and discussed at the 2...

Study: Strict cannabis policies do not discourage young people from trying weed

Study: Strict cannabis policies do not discourage young people from trying weed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 24, 2019


Filed under News, Research

A cannabis study conducted by the University of Kent has concluded that there is no evidence to prove that stricter policies discourage young individuals from consuming the green plant, in whatever form that might be.   Data was gleaned from more than 100,000 teenagers from 38 countries. Those countries inclu...

Hemp is piquing the interest of farmers and ranchers, survey shows

Hemp is piquing the interest of farmers and ranchers, survey shows

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 20, 2019


Filed under News

Farmers and ranchers operating in the United States have taken a keen interest in cultivating and using hemp, or so it seems, according to the results of a new Farm Journal survey. The aim of the survey was to better understand what people's perceptions of cannabis cultivation and consumption is, following the pas...

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


Filed under Research

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...

UCSD researchers will conduct study on cannabis to treat Essential Tremor (ET)

UCSD researchers will conduct study on cannabis to treat Essential Tremor (ET)

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

October 10, 2018


Filed under Research

Last week, UC San Diego researchers revealed their plans to carry out a cannabis trial that will determine the plant's efficacy at treating essential tremor (ET). It will kick off in the beginning of 2019 and will involve the use of an oral cannabis supplement with a CBD to THC ratio of 20:1. ...

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...

Cannabis study demonstrates the potential of THC for improved brain functioning and memory

Cannabis study demonstrates the potential of THC for improved brain functioning and memory

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 10, 2018


Filed under Research

Cannabis and the brain are more intricately connected than you might think. While a lot of people may have the perception that weed dulls you down, the scientific proof tells us something quite different. Researchers from the University of Bonn have taken it upon themselves to abolish the stupid...

Gallup poll shows Americans think cannabis consumption is as ‘morally acceptable’ as drinking alcohol

Gallup poll shows Americans think cannabis consumption is as ‘morally acceptable’ as drinking alcohol

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Between May 1 to 10, Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey was carried out, and the results might surprise you. The survey was conducted to ascertain the attitudes about the morality of cannabis and alcohol. Survey participants were asked whether they thought 22 different practices and behaviors w...

Cannabis for IBD – Cannabinoids show promise for treating, relieving and preventing inflammation

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 24, 2018


Filed under Research

People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) could soon be treated using cannabis. Human therapy studies and epidemiologic data have shown how cannabinoids could ease the symptoms of IBD.  A 2010 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology demonstrated that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) was ...

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


Filed under Research

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...

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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