Science Category

July 22nd, 2018
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Recent Exploitation of Cannabis Grow Houses in Australia

There has been news lately that there has been a recent exploitation of cannabis grow houses in Australia and those being exploited are Vietnamese tourists…

July 21st, 2018
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Impact of Pot Shops on Housing Markets

Canada has made moves to legal recreational marijuana use and many people have speculated that the decision might affect both the economy and the public…

July 21st, 2018
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How No-Fault Insurance Can Cover Marijuana Patients

Not all states have a no-fault insurance rule, but the state of Florida does. There are thirteen states across the United States that carry laws…

July 21st, 2018
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How Jake Honig Could Change the Marijuana Law

If you don’t know who Jake Honig is, you are about to find out. Unfortunately, Jake lost his fight against a terminal illness on January…

July 17th, 2018
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How cannabis affects appetite: Brain changes

New research on how cannabis use alters eating behavior could lead to treatments for appetite loss in chronic illness, according to experts. Using a new…

July 10th, 2018
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CBD Benefits For Perfect Skin Care

There are many CBD benefits that can be attributed to the marijuana plant. One of the benefits of CBD is in the skin care industry.…

July 10th, 2018
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Canadian Recreational Cannabis Legalization

On June 21, 2018, the Canadian Senate passed the recreational cannabis legislature and many residents are excited about the prospect. However, despite this new development,…

July 6th, 2018
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Content of illicit cannabis extracts used to treat children with epilepsy revealed

A pioneering study has found carers who turned to medicinal cannabis to treat children with epilepsy overwhelmingly (75 percent) considered the extracts as ‘effective’.

June 21st, 2018
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Daily cannabis use is on the rise among American adults

Cannabis use may be decreasing among teens, but a new study showed that American adults have increasingly used cannabis daily since 2007. The study found…

June 20th, 2018
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Religious involvement deters recreational and medical marijuana use, researchers find

Researchers have found that individuals who regularly attend church and report that religion is very important in their daily decision making are less likely to…

June 14th, 2018
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Cannabis does not increase suicidal behavior in psychiatric patients

Researchers have found there is no significant association between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in people with psychiatric disorders. The study findings contrast with pre-existing…

June 12th, 2018
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Synthetic cannabis ('spice', 'k2') use may boost stroke risk in young users

Synthetic cannabis, also popularly known as ‘spice’ or ‘k2,’ may boost the risk of a stroke in young users, warn US doctors.

June 9th, 2018
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Expanding Mind

Imagine that you are reborn into a world where everything is completely unknown to you. How would you react to…

June 8th, 2018
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Do we need to reform international drug treaties as more countries legalize cannabis?

The future of international drug control treaties is in doubt because of recent treaty-violating decisions to legalize cannabis use in Canada, the United States and…

June 8th, 2018
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CBD may protect against psychiatric risk from high-THC cannabis strains

A study by neuroscientists finds that a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD, appears to protect against the long-term negative psychiatric effects of…

June 8th, 2018
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Marijuana use associated with cognitive dysfunction in people with HIV who have substance abuse disorder, study finds

Marijuana use is associated with cognitive dysfunction in people with HIV infection who have an alcohol or other drug use disorder, according to a new…

June 8th, 2018
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Regular marijuana use linked to more sex, study finds

Despite concerns among physicians and scientists that frequent marijuana use may impair sexual desire or performance, the opposite appears more likely to be the case,…

June 8th, 2018
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Up to one-quarter of cancer patients use marijuana

A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used…

June 8th, 2018
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Cannabis, 'spice' – better think twice

Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the world, and the advent of synthetic cannabinoids creates additional challenges to the society because of their…

June 8th, 2018
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Pre-clinical study suggests path toward non-addictive painkillers

A pre-clinical study reports that the use of the positive allosteric modulator GAT211 enhances the effect of pain-relief chemicals produced by the body in response…

June 8th, 2018
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Medical students not trained to prescribe medical marijuana

More than half of the states in the US now allow some type of legal marijuana use, primarily medical marijuana. But, in a survey of…

June 8th, 2018
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Marijuana may produce psychotic-like effects in high-risk individuals

Marijuana may bring on temporary paranoia and other psychosis-related effects in individuals at high risk of developing a psychotic disorder, finds a preliminary study.

June 8th, 2018
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Reversing the negative effects of adolescent marijuana use

Researchers have identified a specific mechanism in the prefrontal cortex for some of the negative mental health risks associated with adolescent marijuana use. By demonstrating…

June 8th, 2018
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A new target for marijuana

Cellular-level changes to a part of the brain’s reward system induced by chronic exposure to the psychoactive component of marijuana may contribute to the drug’s…

June 8th, 2018
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Limited data on medical cannabis use in children

A systematic review of published studies on the use of medical cannabis in children and adolescents finds a notable lack of studies and a minimal…

June 8th, 2018
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A quarter of problematic pot users have anxiety disorders, many since childhood

About a quarter of adults whose marijuana use is problematic in early adulthood have anxiety disorders in childhood and late adolescence, according to new data.

June 8th, 2018
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Cannabis consumption increases violent behavior in young people in psychiatric care

A new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five…

June 8th, 2018
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Antidote to synthetic cannabis ‘Spice’ intoxication could be found in slimming drug

Early research has potentially found an antidote that can rapidly stop the intoxicating effects of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.

June 8th, 2018
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Booze and pot use in teens lessens life success

Young adults dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to achieve adult life goals, according to new research.

June 8th, 2018
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Synthetic cannabis-like drug reduces sleep apnea

A synthetic cannabis-like drug in a pill was safe and effective in treating obstructive sleep apnea in the first large multi-site study of a drug…

June 8th, 2018
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More adults use marijuana in states where it is legal

Daily use of marijuana as well as past month rates rose for both men and women aged 26 and older in states with medical marijuana…

June 8th, 2018
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Can cannabinoids be used to treat cancer?

When cannabinoids activate signaling pathways in cancer cells they can stimulate a cell death mechanism called apoptosis, unleashing a potent anti-tumor effect.

June 8th, 2018
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Cannabis linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults

Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, finds new research.

June 8th, 2018
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Medical marijuana for children with cancer? What providers think

Most providers willing to consider medical marijuana use in children with cancer, but those with legal eligibility to certify are less likely to approve.

June 8th, 2018
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Marijuana use may not aid patients in opioid addiction treatment

New research finds that frequent marijuana use seems to strengthen the relationship between pain and depression and anxiety, not ease it.

June 8th, 2018
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Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer

A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in…

June 8th, 2018
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Developing a roadside test for marijuana intoxication isn't as easy as it sounds

As marijuana legalization gains momentum in the United States, researchers worry about keeping the public safe, particularly on the roads. Recent studies have identified new…

June 8th, 2018
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Study questions link between medical marijuana and fewer opioid deaths

Several studies have shown an association between legalizing medical marijuana and lower death rates from opioids. A new study finds that link is more complex…

June 8th, 2018
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Recreational marijuana legalization: Do more youth use or do youth use more?

Recent results indicate that the effects of recreational marijuana legalization on Oregon teens’ use depends on whether the teens were already using marijuana when legal…

June 8th, 2018
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Cigarette smoking is increasing among Americans with drug problems

While cigarette smoking has declined in the US for the past several decades, since 2002 the prevalence of smoking has increased significantly among people with…