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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
An Israeli company Kanabo Research wants to turn vaporizers from mostly recreational gadgets to medical devices. The company works on releasing its first medical vaporizer called VapePod. Kanabo is also developing a series of medical cannabis formulations for vaporizers.
Most medical cannabis patients are familiar with THC and CBD—the two most common chemical compounds you can find in a cannabis plant. But there are a lot more to cannabis: MJWellness will tell you about five cannabinoids that are less famous but still extremely beneficial to our health.
Every pot consumer can confirm that marijuana influences their brain activity. The herb makes people experience a high or at least a temporary mood improvement. It also can change your heart rate, memory state, and attention level. But what does science say about the short-term effects of marijuana use on your brain?
Cannabis is currently included in the treatment for a wide range of ailments. Although marijuana can eliminate some conditions in adults, teen usage of the herb can be very risky. An influential group of healthcare professionals is warning everyone of the dangers of weed use by kids under the age of 21.
A new study published in the journal Trends in Pharmacological Sciences analyzed the effects of synthetic cannabis on the human health. Researchers warn cannabis users of the dangerous and fatal effects synthetic cannabis can have.
Hemp has been used in the production of textiles, paper, and cordage for hundreds of years. Currently, it is usually cultivated as a source of raw materials that can be transformed into many products. Hemp flowers and seeds are used in organic body care, numerous kinds of health foods, and the light industry. The agricultural sector is also likely to benefit from hemp cultivation: Colorado authorities have recently approved a study on hemp animal feed.
Australia is becoming one of the most promising centers of cannabis research. The University of Sidney in cooperation with Chris O’Brein Lifehouse recently started the world’s first clinical trial of treating cancer with cannabis. The trial is set to test the herb’s effects on vomiting and nausea caused by chemotherapy in eighty patients. Now, another group of researchers from Perth will study whether or not cannabis can help treat pancreatic cancer.
A known fact about marijuana is that it causes munchies. Besides, doctors also prescribe the plant to improve appetite. That is why cannabis is often connected to obesity in later life. However, a new study shows that long-term cannabis use does not affect our weight.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has recently published its review of more than 10,000 marijuana research studies, which were conducted since 1999. Here we offer a brief recap of the review's findings on the health benefits of cannabis and cannabinoids.