LOS ANGELES, CA — The administration of cannabis preparations high in cannabidiol (CBD) are associated with a reduction in seizure frequency in adolescents, according to survey data published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. Investigators at Mattel’s Children’s Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles surveyed 117 parents who
Since the 90s, a pill form of marijuana has been prescribed to treat appetite and weight loss in HIV/AIDS. But new findings suggest marijuana may even help combat the disease. Published last year in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, researchers at Louisiana State University showed that daily doses of
The rapid adoption across the United States for legalized medical marijuana has partly been made possible by the collapsing arguments of anti-marijuana groups who can’t seem to get the science right. One of their biggest arguments against legalization has been that it will increase crime, yet the crime rate has
Marijuana and its use has been studied over the course of the last few decades more so than even many leading FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs, with researchers categorizing the effects of marijuana to a much greater degree than many of the pharmaceutical drugs you or your family may currently be taking.
A new Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Journal is on the way. It is scheduled to be launched in fall 2015. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, a new peer-reviewed, open access journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com/), is the only journal dedicated to the scientific, medical, and psychosocial exploration of
Trauma neurosurgeon turned journalist Dr. San Jay Gupta fired another broadside into cannabis prohibition Sunday with the one-hour CNN special WEED 3, on the eve of 4/20. In it, the one-time U.S. Surgeon General candidate called for a “medical marijuana revolution” and demanded the botanical be legalized for medical purposes.
Activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something done naturally by cannabis – can improve the outcome of spinal cord injury, according to a study published in the most recent issue (Volume 595, May, 2015) of the journal Neuroscience Letters. For the study, researchers “examined whether treatment with.. a selective