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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2016 wasn’t exactly a great year for many people, but for the booming legal cannabis industry there were some historic victories. Not only did eight of nine states approve ballot measures for adult-use or medical cannabis in November, but there’s been quite a bit of interesting research related to the effects of cannabis legalization. Contrary […]

Although marijuana’s opposing forces are always quick to spew propaganda about legalization leading to an increase in use among teens, the latest federal data reveals these claims to be untrue. A new Monitoring the Future study, which is an annual product of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), shows that students attending eighth, tenth […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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A new neuroscience study debunks previous claims of a negative impact. Last year the mainstream media was quick to highlight a study from Northwestern University that implied there were structural changes in the brains of people who smoked marijuana, even occasionally. The dubious research was sponsored by groups biased against marijuana including the National Institute […]

It was just announced by the Associated Press that Colorado will be the first state to fund cannabis research, in one of the largest state-funded efforts ever. But they are actually not the first state to do this, merely the first to offer grants to researchers for cannabis research. California has had the Center for […]

As if you needed any more proof that medical cannabis needs to be legalized, check out this amazing video of cancer cells literally dying when they come in contact with cannabis oil. The active little cancer cells slowly weaken and then die when injected with cannabis oil. Watch, be amazed, pass it on and spread […]

Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of the most aggressive types of brain tumors. In a paper published Friday in […]

The United Kingdom’s Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children followed 2,612 students born in the Bristol area in the early nineties and found that moderate cannabis use among teenagers may not lead to a lower IQ score. Lead researcher Claire Mokrysz, of University College London, said the findings suggested cannabis “may not have a detrimental […]

According to a new study, medical and recreational cannabis users are less likely to die from brain trauma than those who don’t use cannabis. The new study builds on the evidence showing that the main active ingredient in cannabis, THC, has a neuro-protective effect on the brain. For this new study, researchers reviewed 446 adults treated […]

Scientific revelations are published almost daily in regard to the healing properties of the cannabis, but they aren’t always getting the attention that they so desperately deserve. Here are some of the latest cannabis studies that the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know: Marijuana Use Is Associated With Decreased Mortality In TBI Patients Traumatic […]

In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado, Denver will study the genes of those with a kind of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome who have been treated with a strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web. While anecdotal evidence suggests Charlotte’s Web can be […]

British researchers have produced data suggesting that tumor growth in cancer patients could be reversed with the use marijuana. According to the team from the University of East Anglia, a compound found within cannabis has displayed real potential for treating and potentially eradicating the disease in test subjects. For the purpose of testing, laboratory mice […]

In an open-label observational trial at Primary Children’s hospital, 25 children and teens with treatment-resistant epilepsy who apply to be part of a new drug trial will, will receive Epidiolex, a liquid, purified form of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive chemical in marijuana. The primary goal will be to test the tolerability of Epidiolex and the […]

Under a bill signed this year by Gov. John Hickenlooper, the state health department will give out about $9 million in grants over the next five years to researchers for marijuana studies. The research is expected to include clinical trials on the kinds of marijuana products actually being used in Colorado, something that federally funded studies on marijuana have […]

Despite The US Drug Enforcement Administration initially seizing the shipment, state officials finally received 286 pounds of hemp seeds after federal anti-drug officials signed off on plans enabling the Kentucky Department of Agriculture to cultivate the crop as part of a series of statewide research projects. State officials had to sue the DEA in federal court prior to the administration’s decision […]

Marijuana is in the headlines as more and more states legalize it for medicinal use or decriminalize it entirely. In the American Chemical Society’s newest Reactions video, the chemistry behind marijuana’s high is explained, and shows what scientists are doing to control the effect of legalized weed. Here is the video: The American Chemical Society (ACS)  is a […]

Four University of Texas at Dallas criminology researchers have just published an article that supports the argument that medical marijuana legalization does not pose a danger to public health in terms of violent crimes. Their method of research relied on analyzing the association between state medical marijuana legalization and state crime rates for Part I […]

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A University of Arizona researcher gets the green light from the Obama administration to research the effects of marijuana on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.  Federal approval of cannabis research centers that conduct clinical trials for medical purposes is not common. Scientists say more research like this is crucial for marijuana’s chances of federal approval […]

In an effort to further understand how cannabis exerts its effects, Vanderbilt University researchers identify cannabinoid receptors in the part of the brain that regulates anxiety and the flight-or-fight response. Led by first author Teniel Ramikie, a graduate student in Patel’s lab, the researchers also showed for the first time how nerve cells in this […]

Marijuana has often been left behind as science moves forward with the study of botany, but much of that has changed with the passage of Amendment 64. Read Full Story on http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2014/02/marijuana_cannabis_genome_research_initiative_colorado.php  

Synthetic cannabis, the designer drug branded as ”herbal incense” or a “herbal smoking blend,” is often sold in convenience stores and gas stations — and it’s nothing like cannabis.   Read Full Story On http://www.bustle.com/articles/13510-what-is-synthetic-weed-new-research-suggests-pseudo-drug-can-lead-to-death-and-illness