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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...

The top medical cannabis studies of 2017

The top medical cannabis studies of 2017

Annureet Kaur

February 7, 2018


Filed under Research

Here's a look at some of the top medical cannabis studies from this past year. Cannabis a powerful weapon against the opioid epidemic.  According to the International Journal of Drug Policy released in April last year, 84 percent of patients who received access to medical cannabis reduced their op...

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