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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Rheumatoid Arthritis – Cannabis Eases Pain And Suppresses Disease

The first study to use a cannabis-based medicine (CBM) for treating rheumatoid arthritis has found that it has a significant effect on easing pain and on suppressing the disease. Writing in the medical journal Rheumatology [1], the researchers say that although the differences were small and variable in the group…

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Cannabis Consumption Has No Negative Effect On Health, According To New Study

A new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine, has found that even heavy cannabis consumption has no negative effect on a person’s health status, or their use of health care services (such…

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Accepted Medical Use: Patient Experiences

Patients’ Experiences and Their Confirmation Following state laws that allow for the medical use of cannabis, an increasing number of patients have collected experience with cannabis. Many reported benefits from its use. Some of this experience has been confirmed in reports and clinical investigations or stimulated clinical research that confirmed…

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Accepted Medical Use: Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry is showing not only increasing interest in synthetic modulators of the endogenous cannabinoid system, but also industry members are funding several clinical studies with cannabis whole plant extracts in Europe and Canada with the intention to develop approved cannabis based medicines. This indicates that therapeutic exploitation of…

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