Cannabis research and studies

New insights into marijuana's effect on the developing brain
Marijuana has a cumulative effect on the developing brain, creating a mechanism that may promote addiction, suggest researchers
Oct 17, 2017 1:31 PM
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CBDV Cannabinoid: Therapeutic Effects and Treatable Conditions
Many of us know that cannabis is full of beneficial compounds, but most medical marijuana doctors pay attention only to the effects of such cannabinoids as THC and CBD. However, recent studies have revealed that cannabidivarin, or CBDV, has a great potential for treating epilepsy and other neurological diseases. What is CBDV and how it can help medical marijuana users?
Jul 17, 2017 12:20 PM
Alcohol Changes Your Brain Structure, While Cannabis Does Not
Alcohol and cannabis are often associated with adverse effects on the human brain. However, a recent study reveals that marijuana does not cause any harm to the brain structure. In contrast, the chronic use of alcohol has an adverse impact on gray matter volume and white matter integrity.
Jul 14, 2017 12:05 PM
Lehigh University to Study Marijuana's as a Treatment for Autism
According to anecdotal evidence, medical marijuana can be potentially helpful to children with autism. As Pennsylvania is issuing its first permits for medical cannabis cultivation, Lehigh University is planning to cooperate with one of the growers in Lehigh Valley to investigate the impact of the herb on autistic patients.
Jul 6, 2017 12:05 PM
New Study Shows Cannabis-Infused Tea Is Effective in Treating Chronic Pain
Cannabis is known for its healing properties when it comes to treating numerous conditions and ailments. More evidence to the herb's effectiveness has been recently published in the Journal of Pain Research.
Jun 20, 2017 12:30 PM
Are There Any Long-Term Effects of Cannabis Exposure During Pregnancy?
The use of cannabis during pregnancy is a highly disputed topic among marijuana scientists and gynecologists. The latter often associate in utero exposure to marijuana with a negative impact on offspring. In order to achieve a new level of understanding, researchers conducted a literature review of the existing studies on the long-term effects of cannabis exposure during the prenatal period.
Jun 13, 2017 12:10 PM
What Are Cannabinoids: Definition, Types, Medical Effects
Cannabis plants are full of different compounds, but cannabinoids are considered to be the most beneficial for treating various medical conditions. These chemical elements interact with the human cannabinoid receptors in cells and can change the neurotransmitter release in the brain.
Jun 9, 2017 12:25 PM
Science Explains Munchies
We all know the inevitable craving for food that many cannabis strains bring us. It is known as “munchies.” While munchies themselves are quite familiar to most of us, even experts are not sure what is the true nature of this mystery side effect.
May 31, 2017 12:20 PM
Study Reveals THC Reduces Age-Related Memory Loss in Mice
Aside from providing consumers with a psychedelic euphoria, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) also appears to reverse the age-related decline in memory and learning in old mice, a new cannabis study found earlier this year.
May 12, 2017 12:05 PM
8 Health Problems Cannabis Can Instantly Solve
The marijuana legalization movement that has covered almost all of the United States is encouraging more and more scientific studies that help us better understand all the miraculous properties of this herb. It can assist in treating a great number of conditions and provide relief from such serious illnesses as hepatitis C, glaucoma, Tourette syndrome, and HIV/AIDS.
May 8, 2017 12:05 PM
New Study Proves Cannabis and Chili Peppers Provide Gut-Calming Effects
The new research conducted at the University of Connecticut showed that cannabis and chili peppers had similar properties that would allow them to be used in the treatment of colitis, diabetes, and a range of other ailments of the digestive tract. 
May 4, 2017 12:45 PM
Local Company Provides $1.85M to Ohio University for Cannabis Research
Black Elk Biotech, an Ohio-based company, has recently awarded Ohio University with $1.85 million to study the medical benefits that can be received from cannabis and some other natural products.
Apr 24, 2017 12:20 PM
People Who Are Obsessed With Tanning May Be at Risk for Drug Addiction
Summertime is coming in the Northern hemisphere, and very soon, the beaches will be full of people who want to get the perfect tan. However, there are always two kinds of people there: those who just want to chill on the seashore and catch a little bit of sun and those consumed by the desire to become a golden god or goddess.
Apr 21, 2017 12:15 PM
Is There Connection Between Cannabis Consumption and Motivation?
The stereotype about sleepy stoners hanging out on the couch the whole day and doing nothing has been proved wrong long ago. Not all strains provide you with a lazy high. Some of them are real mines of motivation and inspiration. However, the science behind the impact of cannabis on your motivation is still unclear. Let us look at this issue closer.
Apr 17, 2017 12:05 PM
How Can Medical Cannabis Help With Huntington’s Disease?
The healing properties of cannabis are quite impressive. In addition to a plethora of illnesses treated with cannabinoids, researchers have also revealed the potential benefits of medical marijuana for relieving the symptoms of Huntington’s disease.
Apr 14, 2017 12:25 PM
Why Does Marijuana Give Us Chills?
The feeling of slight shivers is one of those minor cannabis side effects that every stoner faces from time to time. That is why getting under a warm blanket feels so good. Does marijuana really lower the temperature of our bodies and should we be concerned about this effect?
Apr 12, 2017 12:20 PM
First Global Cannabis Research Center Opens in Israel
Israel has a leading role in studying medical marijuana in the world. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has recently confirmed this position by opening the first global cannabis research center.
Apr 11, 2017 12:10 PM
Marijuana and Testosterone: Is There Any Negative Impact?
There is currently a hot debate among researchers on the existence of a link between marijuana and testosterone levels. Numerous studies result in controversial findings, though most of them conclude that marijuana does not cause any irreversible damage to male fertility. Here is what science can say about the effect of weed on your testosterone level.
Apr 4, 2017 12:10 PM
Combination of Alcohol and Marijuana Leads to Lower Grades
Scientists have spent a lot of time studying all possible effects of alcohol and marijuana on teens and children. The recent research showed that the combination of these two substances could lead to a decline in college performance and grades in students.
Mar 31, 2017 12:25 PM
Oxford University to Invest Millions in Development of New Cannabis Treatment
Oxford University has recently announced the launch of a $12 million research project on the medicinal properties of cannabis. A group of scientists will study the benefits of cannabinoids and try to create new marijuana-based treatments for a number of ailments, including cancer, inflammation, and chronic pain.
Mar 28, 2017 12:05 PM