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Studies Show That CBD Can Help Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.

CBD and Parkinson’s Disease. Studies show that CBD can help symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Article by Leaf Science Marijuana is often associated with the well-known psychoactive component THC. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that is known for its many medical benefits. Current research suggests that CBD may be able to help treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as movement and sleep problems. Here, we examine how CBD can help patients with Parkinson’s ...

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I was an Opioid Addict With Cancer. Then, Cannabis Changed My Life

I was an opioid addict with cancer. Then, cannabis changed my life Excerpt of Sam Mallace's new book, The Great Cannabis Conspiracy Sam Mellace

Article by Sam Mellace, This The year 2017 will be remembered as the year Canadian media finally got serious about reporting the deadly epidemic of opioid addiction in this country. The Globe and Mail, the CBC, the Toronto Star, Maclean’s, the Huffington Post, and many other outlets have devoted not just isolated stories but aggressive ongoing coverage of what is now considered to be ...

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SickKids to Study Oral Cannabis Treatment in Kids With Severe Epilepsy

SickKids to study oral cannabis treatment in kids with severe epilepsy. Sean Bellefeuille, 13, embraces his mother, Dawn, at their home in Ottawa on Nov. 26, 2016.

Article by Sheryl Ubelacker, Canadian Press via Globe and Mail Researchers at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children are poised to begin a clinical trial using cannabis extracts to treat children with severe epilepsy whose seizures can’t be controlled with existing medications. The trial is believed to be the first in Canada to test an oral preparation that contains both CBD ...

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Study Explores Chemical Links of Cannabis, Sexual Bliss, and ‘Runner’s High’

Study Explores Chemical Links Of Cannabis, Exercise, And Sexual Bliss

Article by Janet Burns, Forbes Scientists are homing in on biological reasons for the age-old “cannabis makes sex better” theory, though there’ll need to be plenty of further research to come. A new study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine has seemingly uncovered a chemical link between human orgasm and the cannabis plant, the latter of which has long enjoyed a reputation for enhancing or enabling ...

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Can Medical Cannabis Solve North America’s Opioid Epidemic?


Article by Carl Pietrusinski, Cannabis Life Network With the Opioid Epidemic taking over North America, will Medical Marijuana dispensaries begin to replace pharmacies in providing adequate pain medication? It is seeming like more of a possibility, as scientists are allocating more time and money to study marijuana’s effects on pain, dispensaries are diversifying their medicinal products, and the American government is slowly ...

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California and Colorado Team Up to Uncover the Genetics of Hemp

California and Colorado Team Up to Uncover the Genetics of Hemp A new public-private partnership is mapping the genome of marijuana’s non-psychoactive cousin.

Article by Randy Robinson, Merry Jane A research group at the University of California-Davis has joined forces with a Colorado-based biotech firm, Front Range Biosciences, to create a genomic map for industrial hemp. The UC-Davis project, led by viticulturist and enologist Dario Cantu, will only sequence the genes for hemp, a variety of cannabis with less than 0.3 percent THC (read: it ...

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CBD Shows New Promise in Two Studies Released This Week

CBD shows new promise in two studies released this week One study shows that co-administration of THC with CBD may prevent some behavior deficits found in mice exposed to only THC

Article by Harrison Jordan Two studies released this week have renewed focus on CBD as a possible prophylactic option for stroke prevention as a preventative against behavioral deficits that might develop in those who use cannabis beginning in their adolescence. One study, completed by Eugene Scharf of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, found ...

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Stanford University Study Points to Endocannabinoid Deficiency as a Cause of Alzheimer’s

Stanford University study points to endocannabinoid deficiency as a cause of Alzheimer’s

Article by Charles Ankner, LinkedIn A-beta, a substance suspected as a prime culprit in Alzheimer’s disease, may start impairing learning and memory long before plaques form in the brain. A new study led by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine has implicated the blocking of endocannabinoids — signaling substances that are the brain’s internal versions of the psychoactive ...

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High Libido? Cannabis Smokers Have 20% More Sex, Researchers Find

High libido? Cannabis smokers have 20% more sex, researchers find Report’s author cautions that findings should not be misinterpreted as proof of causal link. Researchers found that women who were daily pot users had sex an average of 7.1 times during the previous four weeks, compared with 6.0 times for those who denied using marijuana. Photograph: Siera Kowski/Rex Features

Article by Jamie Grierson, The Guardian Cannabis smokers have about 20% more sex than those who abstain from the drug, an American study has shown. Survey participants were asked how many times they had had heterosexual intercourse in the past four weeks and how frequently they had smoked marijuana over the past 12 months. Stanford University School of Medicine researchers found ...

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Marijuana Edibles Provide Better Pain And Anxiety Relief Than Smoking

Marijuana Edibles Provide Better Pain And Anxiety Relief Than Smoking The answer to why some cannabis consumers prefer to eat their weed. By: Terry Hacienda

Article by Terry Hacienda, Fresh Toast For a growing number of cannabis consumers, eating the herb is better than smoking it. That is the conclusion of a qualitative report examining customer preferences. The study, conducted by RTI International, an independent, nonprofit research institute, provides an understanding of consumer perceptions of edible marijuana products, including why users prefer edibles to other forms ...

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