Aug 15, 2016 9:45 AM

10 Weed Studies of 2016 That Show Medical Benefits of Cannabis

If you want to be aware of the latest scientific findings in the medical benefits of cannabis, MJWellness has collected the top 10 marijuana-related studies released in 2016 that exemplify the healing properties of the herb.

Medical Marijuana Legalization Reduces Workplace Absences

A study released in the journal Health Economics has discovered a positive interaction between medical cannabis legalization and full-time employee's absences. According to the study findings, the legalization of the herb in American states has resulted in the decrease of the total number of workers' absences that were caused by sickness.

Cannabinoids Block Inflammatory Cells in Brain

Nature Partner Journals has made available a study investigating the effect of cannabinoids on the brain inflammation caused by intracellular amyloid that increases with age. This type of inflammation can be dangerous for people as it damages brain neurons. The study results discovered that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) enhanced toxic plaque removal and also reduced inflammation in the brain.

Cannabinoids Can Destroy Carcinoma Cancer Cells

The U.S. National Institute of Health has recently published a study showing that cannabinoids can inhibit the growth of carcinoma cancer cells. Moreover, active cannabis compounds can potentially program active cancer cells for self-destruction.

Cannabis Helps Bipolar Disorder Patients Without Downsides

A pilot investigation unveiled that marijuana benefited patients with bipolar disorder, as the journal PLoS ONE stated in June. According to this study, marijuana can help patients relieve their symptoms of bipolar disorder without any negative influence on their mood and cognitive function.

Osteoarthritis' Symptoms May Be Treated With Medical Marijuana

The journal Molecular Medicine Reports has recently published a study investigating the impact of medical marijuana on patients suffering from osteoarthritis. The study results have shown that cannabinoids may effectively prevent cartilage breakdown that often happens as a result of osteoarthritis.

Cannabis Use Saves Patients From Brain Injury

This year's study released in the journal Cerebrovascular Diseases discovered that people who used cannabis prior to being hospitalized with intracerebral hemorrhaging (bleeding in the brain) had better outcomes and smaller brain injury comparing to cannabinoid-negative patients.

Cannabis Use Diminishes Aggression in Weed Consumers

The journal Psychopharmacology has recently published a marijuana-related study that investigated the influence of cannabis and alcohol on the user's mood. During this random controlled trial, the researchers found that alcohol significantly increased aggression while marijuana significantly diminished aggressive feelings.

CBD Oil Is Effective Against Pediatric Epilepsy

In February, the journal Seizure released clinical data, according to which children suffering from intractable epilepsy experienced fewer seizures after being treated with cannabis oil extracts high in cannabidiol (CBD). Scientists consider the study results “highly promising” and suggest that further investigations are warranted.

Marijuana Use Does Not Lower IQ of School Students

Marijuana use by school students is not associated with lower IQ and poorer educational performance in contrast to alcohol drinking or cigarette smoking, as was discovered in a study released by the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Modest cannabis use in adolescents may have a smaller cognitive impact on the teenagers' IQ than previous studies have suggested.

Marijuana Saves Lives of Patients Hospitalized With Acute Heart Attack

This year, a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found surprising results that marijuana consumers diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction experienced less negative outcomes during hospitalization compared to patients who did not consume marijuana before.

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