Category: Health

World Health Organization Favors Rescheduling Cannabis

The World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence’s (ECDD) cannabis recommendations has released a new report, which had been expected in December, saying it believes cannabis and its extracts should be rescheduled to a less restrictive category. The CND (United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs) had been expected to consider rescheduling cannabis in March 2019 at its […]

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Terpenoids in Cannabis Help Reduce Inflammation

Marijuana’s anti-inflammatory effects could be bolstered by non-cannabinoid compounds in the plant called terpenoids, according to a recent study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. While most studies have focused on how THC and CBD affect inflammation, terpenoids seem to share that anti-inflammatory property. The compounds are generally associated with the fragrance of […]

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Government Requests Studies on Cannabis Benefits for Alzheimer’s

The federal government wants the public’s help tracking down studies on the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, and is specifically including scientific information about how medical cannabis can treat the cognitive condition in the list of resources it is seeking. While cannabis is not a Food and Drug Administration-approved treatment option for Alzheimer’s, the Agency […]

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Cannabis Can Help Opioid Users Stick to Methadone

Cannabis could play an important role in helping opioid drug users keep up with replacement treatments like methadone, suggests new Canadian research published recently in the prestigious scientific journal Addiction. Researchers from the B.C. Centre on Substance Use and the University of British Columbia retrospectively analyzed a sample of 820 people who used opioid drugs in Vancouver from 1996 […]

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Government Will Spend $1.5 Million to Study Terpenes

The federal government plans to award $1.5 million in grants during the 2019 fiscal year to researchers who study how components of cannabis other than THC affect pain. In a notice about the funding opportunity published on Thursday, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) said that it was seeking applications from researchers to […]

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Study Proves Most People Prefer CBD Over Pharma Drugs

According to a recent survey conducted by cannabis market research firm the Brightfield Group and HelloMD, nearly half of CBD (cannabidiol) users give up prescription drugs and over the counter medications in favor of the non-psychoactive substance. By: Carey Wedler/ANTIMEDIA — According to a recent survey conducted by cannabis market research firm the Brightfield Group and HelloMD, an online medical cannabis community, nearly half of CBD (cannabidiol) […]

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Study Shows Medical Cannabis Relieves Wide Range of Chronic Symptoms

Medical cannabis can provide relief from symptoms from dozens of health conditions with minimal negative side effects, according to new research. Two studies published recently in the journals Frontiers in Pharmacology and Medicine found that patients with health conditions such as chronic pain and insomnia saw “statistically and clinically significant therapeutic benefits” when they used medical cannabis, according to a press […]

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