Worth repeating: marijuana decreases risk of lung cancer

As more and more Americans consider the pros and cons of cannabis legalization, many points are worth repeating, and chief among them: cannabis actually decreases the risk of lung cancer. It’s a counter-intuitive notion, since tobacco smoking causes cancer, marijuana smoking must as well. But as the LA Weekly highlights…

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Antidote for Anxiety: Brazilian Research Shows Cannabinoids May Treat Panic Disorders

Posted January 22nd, 2014 by Monterey Bud & filed under marijuana research, marijuana studies. Hump day help! New research published online January 17, 2014, courtesy of the National Institute of Health (a government-backed resource site) has made the elevated claim that marijuana cannabinoids may help to quell the life altering…

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New Research Shows Marijuana’s CBD Cannabinoid Found To Inhibit Colon Cancer Cells

Posted January 2nd, 2014 by Monterey Bud & filed under marijuana research, marijuana studies. Starting off the new year on a high note, a dank new study published the day before Christmas, 2013 – in the journal Phytomedicine and the National Institute of Health – cultivated more proof that marijuana’s cannabinoids…

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Marijuana’s Active Ingredient Shown to Inhibit Primary Marker of Alzheimer’s

Discovery Could Lead to More Effective Treatments LA JOLLA, CA, August 9, 2006 – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found that the active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, inhibits the formation of amyloid plaque, the primary pathological marker for Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, the study said, THC…

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Marijuana In The Management Of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

Carter GT; Rosen BS Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), Neuromuscular Disease Clinic, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, USA. Marijuana has been proposed as treatment for a widening spectrum of medical conditions. Marijuana is a substance with many properties that may be applicable to the…

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Marijuana And Alzheimer’s Disease

Lisa M. Eubanks, Ph.D., et al. stated in an Aug. 9, 2006 Molecular Pharmaceutics journal article titled "A Molecular Link Between the Active Component of Marijuana and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology" (PDF 143KB): "In contrast to previous studies aimed at utilizing cannabinoids in Alzheimer’s disease therapy, our results provide a mechanism…

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Anti-inflammatory Compound From Cannabis Found In Herbs

A compound found in cannabis as well as in herbs such as basil and oregano could help to treat inflammatory bowel diseases and arthritis, Swiss scientists believe. (E)-beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is an aromatic sesquiterpene that has used for many years as a food additive because of its peppery flavour. The researchers…

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Harvard: Marijuana Doesn’t Cause Schizophrenia

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on December 10, 2013 Good news for people who’ve worried that smoking too much marijuana (cannabis) — especially as a teenager — might lead to some dramatic problems in the future, even schizophrenia. New research from Harvard Medical School,…

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