The American Psychological Association has recently voiced their support for two bipartisan bills that would remove many of the impediments to cannabis research created by the federal prohibition of marijuana. “Major barriers to research are preventing scientists from pursuing the full range of research that is needed to understand the impacts of recreational and therapeutic […]

A recent study thought to be the first of its kind has found that regular cannabis use may make a person less prone to anxiety over time, even when sober. The study, published in the medical journal Psychopharmacology, found that people who use cannabis daily or almost daily had a blunted stress reaction when exposed […]

Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. While these exploratory studies were conducted in neurons grown in the laboratory, they may offer insight into the role of inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease […]

For the marijuana novice, weed is just weed. But for the cannabis connoisseur, there’s a whole world of flavors, scents and effects – and it goes beyond just different types of strains. The next frontier of curating a cannabis experience, experts say, lies not in a strain of the plant – the Sour Diesels and […]

Despite cannabis’ history in folk pharmacopoeias, clinical studies of its medicinal impact remain limited in many areas. Based on some promising early results, researchers are now calling for a closer look at its applications for certain mental health conditions for which more ‘traditional’ treatments have come up short. According to recent studies, the cannabis-derived chemical […]

Up until about eight months ago, walking wasn’t an option for Enedina Stanger. For four years, Stanger was in a wheelchair, in constant pain from a joint condition called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, or EDS. “Every single joint was affected, they all (dislocated),” Stanger said. After years of missing out on motherhood, she said she finally […]

Neuropathy is a generalized term which signifies exhibited symptoms of nerve damage in human beings—neuropathic pain is one of these symptoms. Neuropathy pain arises from a wide variety of sources that all stem from nerve injury, including: “diabetes mellitus…infections, alcoholism, traumatic injuries, autoimmune diseases, medications, infections, tumors, and inherited disorders”. Due to the aforementioned life […]

Medical cannabis consumers reported better “clinically meaningful” health outcomes than non-consumers, and epilepsy sufferers in particular reported health improvements after consuming medical cannabis, according to researchers here. In a survey-based study, users of medical cannabis reported experiencing statistically significant better overall quality of life (QoL), satisfaction with their health, less pain, less anxiety, less depression, […]

It’s become increasingly clear over the past decade that NFL players are at very high risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy. For many people familiar with the research that has been done to date, there’s not much question that this risk is real. That’s why the evidence in a new study published on Tuesday is […]

Although the suits behind the governmental façade have worked hard to convince the general population that smoking marijuana turns the brain to mush, a new study finds that it is actually the abuse of America’s favorite legal intoxicant, alcohol, that can result in deteriorated brain function. Researchers from the University of Colorado in conjunction with […]

Many cannabis consumers have experienced the infamous red eye. The eyes are often the most common giveaway after a serious session with a vaporizer. But how does cannabis affect overall eye health? Yet, while some may find the herb’s visible effects on the eyes to be burdensome, there are several surprising ways that cannabis supports […]

A new study has investigated what patients themselves prefer when it comes to managing pain – opioids, which are widely distributed for intense pain relief, or medical marijuana. The researchers found that the patients themselves much prefer medical marijuana, and many believe it is just as effective for their pain. “This study can conclude that […]

A study just out in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reports that cannabidiol, one of the active compounds in cannabis, reduces monthly convulsive seizure rates in children and young adults with Dravet syndrome by half. Dravet syndrome is an uncommon epilepsy condition that is traced to a genetic source in 8 out of […]

Terpenes represent the aromatic building blocks of our natural world. They exist in virtually any plant that contains a fragrance, which also happens to include cannabis. It would seem natural that the pursuit of preserving the terpenes that exist within our favorite plant profiles would also translate into the cannabis extract industry. After all, cannabis […]

Despite your average Shaggy and Scooby-style stereotypes, researchers believe that cannabis could actually help to sharpen our minds later in life. Researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University have discovered that low, regular doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the main active ingredients or cannabinoids found in marijuana, may help to keep our […]

Medicinal Genomics, out of Woburn, Mass., is doing far-out things with cannabis, and they have nothing to do with smoking it. The company, which brothers Brian, Kevin, and Brendan McKernan founded in 2011, is using DNA technology to create “fingerprints” for individual plants, providing information with a variety of applications to the cannabis community. One […]

Long Story Short Researchers in Israel think that CBD could be used to treat autism. And to test their theory, they’re coming up with a brilliant new experiment. The results of their test could seriously expand the scope of what medical cannabis is capable of. Can Cannabis Treat Autism? Dr. Adi Eran has put together […]

Contrary to popular belief, smoking cannabis does not assist a great deal in treating disease within the body, as therapeutic levels cannot be reached through smoking. To get the best benefit from this miraculous plant, you should either eat it or take cannabis oil. Smoking also alters the plant molecules; when cannabis is heated and […]

Ever been unsure what people mean when they refer to feminised cannabis seeds and bud? You’ll never have to wonder again. Feminised seeds are very popular in Europe and are now starting to make a bigger impact in America with thousands of different types and tastes available. Grown over many crops by commercial breeders, feminised […]

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a pernicious and incurable central nervous system disease with which millions of people suffer every day. The disease causes the body’s immune system to attack the insulating cover of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, like the plastic covering of a wire being eroded over […]

Making cannabis edibles isn’t as simple as throwing some herb into your favorite dish, it takes a bit of preparation and know-how. The first step is decarboxylating the cannabis, also known as decarbing. This process converts the THC-A in the bud into the psychoactive THC that stimulates the mind, body and soul. Some cannabis hobbyists […]

New research looking at the effect of gamma irradiation on dried cannabis is published in the Journal: Frontiers in Ethnopharmacology. “Evaluating the effects of gamma-irradiation for decontamination of medicinal cannabis” looked at 4 separate strains of cannabis produced by Bedrocan BV in the Netherlands and tested samples before and after the irradiation process to test […]

A push for cannabidiol research has gained steam in recent months, with current and former NFL players backing two studies on CBD’s efficacy in alleviating football-related pain without getting them high. But another study, led by a California-based cannabis extract producer Constance Therapeutics and the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition, aims to examine whether whole-plant cannabis is […]

Prescription drug prices continue to climb, putting the pinch on consumers. Some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicines that has become easier to get legally in many parts of the country. Research published Wednesday found that states that legalized medical marijuana — which is sometimes recommended for symptoms like chronic […]

As you travel around Denver trying new dispensaries and the strains they stock, you can’t help noticing some inconsistencies in strain characteristics. One shop’s Golden Goat will smell of sweet citrus and soil (as it should), another’s will smell like hay soaked in a musty fart. Then again, while a jar may be labeled “Afghani,” […]

A substance that can relax muscles, ease anxiety and enhance your mood seems like the perfect aperitif for some fun time in the bedroom. Cannabis can increase your sensitivity to touch, get your nerves under control and create a feeling of euphoria that adds to the already-heightened experience of sex. And with the diversity of […]

Atherosclerosis is a complex inflammatory disease that plays a significant role in the development of heart disease and stroke. In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death and claims more lives than cancer. We typically think heart disease and stroke can hit without warning; actually, these diseases develop gradually over time. […]

Of the approximately 420 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant, more than 80 cannabinoids have been identified. Much is known about THC, and, more recently, the healing properties of the non-psychotropic CBD have excited much interest, but there’s much more to be discovered in the other cannabinoids produced by the plant. Cannabigerol (CBG) Cannabigerol […]

At a U.S. Senate Aging Committee hearing entitled, “Opioid Use Among Seniors – Issues and Emerging Trends,” on Feb. 24, 2016, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, discussed how investing in medical marijuana research could help tackle the opioid crisis among senior citizens. As previously reported in MJINews, a study published by JAMA Internal Medicine in 2014 found that […]

Over the past five years the cannabis world has been turned upside down with dabs, how to consume them and the surrounding culture. Concentrates (otherwise known as hash oil, dabs, wax, shatter, etc.) carry a heavier dosage while leaving the unneeded plant matter behind. Some methods require solvents like butane, while solventless techniques use things […]

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is going to look into the possibility of legalizing cannabis for medical, industrial and recreational uses. Tribal Council passed Resolution No. 40 unanimously during Annual Council on Thursday, Oct. 29 which calls for a feasibility study to be performed to look into the “issues and impacts associated with legalization […]

Cannabis could be used in medicinal form to speed up the healing of broken bones, according to a new study. Researchers found that the non-psychotropic element in cannabis – the element that does not lead to the user experiencing a high – known as cannabidiol (CBD), significantly sped up the healing process for fractured leg […]

Pure THC oil may be as potent as normal marijuana usage and provides the same great benefits. Learn where this oil comes from and ways you can benefit from using it for medical purposes. There’s more than one way to reap the benefits of cannabis. With the use of cannabis oil, you can enjoy relief […]