Study: Cannabis Reverses Aging Processes in Brain

Many of us grew up hearing that cannabis causes memory loss.  This isn’t always the case.A study conducted by scientists at the University of Bonn in Germany, which was published in the journal Nature Medicine, discovered that aging mice treated with daily small doses of THC had their cognitive decline reversed.They performed better on cognitive tasks, such as navigating through a maze.The researchers found that there might be potential for keeping dementia at bay through the use of marijuana.“If we can rejuvenate the brain so that everybo...

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Watch What Happens When Cannabis Is Injected Into Cancer Cells

The debate over what kills cancer cells has a long history. There have been studies dating back to 1974 that show that cannabis has anti-tumor effects. There was one such study reported in a Washington Post Newspaper on August 18, 1974 which indicated that one of the components of cannabis, THC, slowed the growth of various cancers including lung, breast and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and extended their lives by up to 36 percent. An article written in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute titled “Antineoplastic Activity of C...

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Groundbreaking Research: Cannabis May Treat ADHD Better Than Pharmaceuticals

Marijuana has been used medically for centuries. It can be used to treat a plethora of conditions and ailments. In a recent study involving 30 patients who were all diagnosed with ADHD, every participant reported better concentration and sleep and less impulsivity after using medical marijuana. All of the patients in this group also reported that their ADHD symptoms were not effectively alleviated with standard treatments such as Adderall and Ritalin.  22 of the patients in the group opted to discontinue their prescribed medications and use cannabis as a ...

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Desperate Parents Turn to Cannabis to Treat Autism

In the U.S., a heartbreaking 1 in 45 babies are born falling within the autism spectrum. This very often comes with a multitude of debilitating symptoms with can include impaired communication and social skills as well as repetitive and compulsive behaviors. On the more severe end of the spectrum, sufferers can experience aggressive behavior and often harm themselves.At this time in the U.S., there are only two approved medications for the treatment of autism symptoms.Unfortunately, these drugs, which are antipsychotics, are not always effective and can also have s...

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82 Percent of Veterans want the Government to Legalize Medical Cannabis

The country’s largest veterans organization released a new study which found that a vast majority of veterans, along with their caregivers, want the federal government to legalize medical cannabis and conduct more cannabis-related research. A study by the American Legion showed that when surveyed, 82 percent of veterans and caregivers stated that they are in favor marijuana being federally legalized. An even greater number - 92 percent, wanted the government to conduct marijuana research. The survey also strongly indicated that legalization of medic...

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People Who Use Cannabis are Richer, More Successful and Happier, Study Finds

People who use cannabis have often been stereotypically labeled as apathetic, directionless and lazy.  In reality, according to new research, they are among some of the most satisfied and successful people within the population.    Market researchers BDS Analytics conducted a study in which they surveyed people who use cannabis as well as people who abstain from cannabis use. The subjects were surveyed across a variety of factors including their mental, social and financial conditions. The study also sought to measure life satisfaction levels, par...

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Marijuana Treats Migraine Pain Better Than Prescription Medication, Study Finds

Marijuana research has proven victorious again. A study has revealed that the active compounds in cannabis work better at reducing the frequency of acute migraine pain than traditional pharmaceutical migraine medication. There are also fewer side effects.  The study followed 127 participants, all of whom suffered from chronic migraine headaches and or cluster headaches, which are severe headaches that occur on one side of the head, often located around an eye.  Pain from migraine headaches usually affects both sides of the head and is often accompanied...

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Scientist Reveal What Cannabis Does to Your Bones

A study published by The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, which was conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University, showed that a chemical in marijuana, known as cannabinoid cannabidiol or CBD, increases bone strength and speeds up the healing of fractures, without causing the patient to have psychotropic effects, or get “high.”According to researcher Yankel Gabet, CBD makes bones stronger during the healing process, while enhancing the maturation of the collagenous matrix . This provides the basis for new mineralization of b...

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Legalized Cannabis Could Help Curb the Opioid Epidemic, Study Finds

A new study shows that in states that have legalized medical marijuana, hospitals haven't been inundated with marijuana users as had been predicted. They have, however, treated significantly fewer opioid users than in recent years.In states that allowed medical marijuana, hospital admissions for opioid abuse dropped an average 23 percent, the research showed. Rates for hospitalization due to opioid overdoses decreased an average of 13 percent.  In the midst of this, the anxiety over the legalization of medical marijuana leading to cannabis-related admissio...

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