The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the results of the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers, a report which analyzes the risk of crash associated with driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. The 2013-2014 survey reported that drivers under
A recent study that was published in the Psychiatric Research Journal is shaking up claims made by drug prohibitionists’ that cannabis usage is responsible for psychotic episodes in teenagers. As it turns out, that simply isn’t the case. Sorry, anti-cannabis crowd, science wins again. As it turns out, the research
Cannabinoids reduce ErbB2-driven breast cancer progression through Akt inhibition Abstract Background ErbB2-positive breast cancer is characterized by highly aggressive phenotypes and reduced responsiveness to standard therapies. Although specific ErbB2-targeted therapies have been designed, only a small percentage of patients respond to these treatments and most of them eventually relapse. The
Several states have or are in the process of legalizing cannabis extracts (typically oils) high in cannabidiol (CBD) and very low in THC. Because these medicines lack THC (the cannabinoid in marijuana that produces the euphoric high), conservative politicians have been much more willing to embrace this approach to medical marijuana.
It turns out that medical marijuana isn’t causing an increased risk for other drug involvement. Scientists have found that those who use medical cannabis for chronic pain are not likely to start drinking an excess amount of alcohol or taking other drugs. Medical marijuana is increasingly used as an alternative
Vaporized cannabis mitigates pain intensity in diabetic subjects in a dose-dependent manner, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Pain. Investigators at the University of California, San Diego assessed the efficacy of inhaled cannabis versus placebo in 16 patients with painful diabetic peripheral
A new randomized, double-blind study shows that a single inhalation of 25 mg of 9.4% tetrahydrocannabinol herbal cannabis three times daily for five days reduced the intensity of pain, improved sleep and was well tolerated. Abstract Background Chronic neuropathic pain affects 1%–2% of the adult population and is often refractory
Considering that up until about 85 years ago, cannabis oil was used around the world to treat a variety of diseases, including cancer, it is not surprising that the phasing out of cannabis to treat illness coincided with the rise of pharmaceutical companies. Rick Simpson, a medical marijuana activist, is on
Data from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed that 60 percent of pot users go on to try other drugs, which might seem to prove the “gateway” theory, except that 88 percent of drug users started with alcohol, according to several studies reported in The Atlantic.
Marijuana is touted for its medical uses, lessening pain, nausea, and other uncomfortable side effects of conditions like glaucoma, nerve pain, and cancer. Now researchers say, a chemical found in the hotly debated drug could slow or altogether stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Findings of a preclinical study published