Largest Study Ever On Marijuana And Epilepsy Shows Effectiveness Of Cannabis

Marijuana has been proven to be tremendously effective when it comes to treating epilepsy. It seems like most of the time that I see medical marijuana being talked about on the news or in print media, it’s almost always talking about how CBD can help epilepsy, with countless success stories.…

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Study: Cannabinoids Are Safe, Effective For Treating Pain

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Cannabinoids are safe and effective for the treatment of chronic pain, according to the results of a systematic review of randomized controlled trials published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. Investigators from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and McGill University in Montreal evaluated…

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Study: Marijuana Users Less Likely To Suffer From Metabolic Syndrome

(image via wikipedia) By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Current consumers of cannabis are 50 percent less likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome as compared to those who have never used the substance, according to findings published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Medicine. Metabolic syndrome is…

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Study: Smoking Marijuana Does Not Promote Head And Neck Cancer

(via healthtap.com) By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Marijuana smoke exposure is not positively associated with the development of cancers of the head or neck, according to the results of a systematic literature review published online ahead of print in the journal Archives of Oral Biology. Investigators from the Federal…

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Canadian Research Study Demonstrates Medical Cannabis Safety Profile

Medical Cannabis Patient Advocates Call on Federal Government To Remove Barriers That Undermine Domestic Cannabis Research Researchers associated with McGill University and the University of British Columbia recently published results from a study showing that medical cannabis patients were no more likely to suffer serious adverse events during treatment than…

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Study: Daily Marijuana Use For Chronic Pain Is Safe And Effective

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Chronic pain patients who use herbal cannabis daily for one-year report reduced discomfort and increased quality of life compared to controls, and do not experience an increased risk of serious side effects, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal…

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Study: Marijuana Use Lowers The Risk Of Developing Bladder Cancer

(via healthtap.com) I hate cancer. I know several people that are battling cancer, and it’s painful to watch those strong people go through it. I can’t even imagine what it’s like. Anything that helps battle cancer should be put to good use, which includes a healthy regimen of cannabis consumption.…

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Study: Marijuana Genetics Often Mislabeled

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Strains of cannabis sativa and cannabis indica possess relatively few significant genetic differences and are often mislabeled by breeders, according to an evaluation of marijuana taxonomy published online last week in the journal PLOS ONE. Investigators from the University of Manitoba, the University of…

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Study: Teen Marijuana Use Does Not Cause Depression, Lung Cancer, Other Health Problems

Chronic marijuana use by teenage boys does not appear to be linked to later physical or mental health issues such as depression, psychotic symptoms or asthma, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Rutgers University tracked 408 males…

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Study: Medical Marijuana Access Associated With Reduced Opioid Abuse

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director States that permit qualified patients to access medical marijuana via dispensaries possess lower rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-partisan think-tank. Researchers from the RAND Corporation and the University of…

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