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New Study Shows Cannabis Reduces Inflammatory ‘Storms’ Caused By COVID-19

A promising new study out of Canada offers data that some cannabis strains help reduce a specific type of inflammatory distress—called a “cytokine storm”—that proceeds severe cases of acute respiratory distress due to COVID-19. In a study conducted by researchers at Pathway Research Inc., the University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge, scientists used […]

Is France Moving Towards A Legalization Of Cannabis?

France has some of the harshest cannabis laws in Europe–it has been illegal in the country since 1970, the state doesn’t allow medicinal use, and there is no distinction in law between personal use and trafficking, as there is in some countries. However, France has the highest reported use of cannabis in Europe. Between 2015 […]

2020: A Record Year For Cannabis Studies

The cannabis plant is arguably the most dynamic plant on earth. It can be used for medical purposes, it can be converted into fuel, and it can be made into countless types of textiles. In many ways it would be easier to come up with a list of things that the cannabis plant cannot do […]

Call For UK Prisons To Trial Free Cannabis To See If It Cuts Drug Deaths

Prisons should trial free cannabis schemes for drug-dependent inmates to ascertain whether it could reduce overdose deaths, bring down violence and help people overcome opioid addiction, a police and crime commissioner has said. The North Wales PCC, Arfon Jones, said that if justice authorities were serious about reducing harms and violence in prisons, “they should […]

Older Adults Trying Cannabis For The First Time

Medical marijuana is now legal in over two-thirds of the country, plus Washington D.C., and its prevalence is reaching a new generation. Nope, not Gen Zers coming of legal age; older adults are turning to cannabis, many for the first time, as a medical treatment. A study by researchers at University of California San Diego […]

One In Seven Canadian Cannabis Users Grow Their Own Pot

Department of Health research has found 15% of Canadian marijuana users grow pot plants at home. A 2018 bill that permits the growing of cannabis in homes may cause nothing but problems with landlords and condo boards, critics of the legalization say. “Use of cannabis is common in Canada,” the Canadian Cannabis Survey 2020 states. […]

A Third Of Canadians With Cancer Saying Yes To Cannabis: Alberta Study

The number of cancer patients using medical cannabis climbed about seven points between 2007 and 2016. About of third of cancer patients taking part in a University of Alberta-affiliated study report using medical cannabis, a percentage that climbed about seven points between 2007 and 2016. “Within this study cohort of Canadian adults with current cancer […]

Cannabis Could Reduce Fentanyl Use, Finds BCCSU and UBC Study

Researchers found that those in the study who had urine tests positive for THC, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis, were approximately 10 per cent less likely to have fentanyl-positive urine, putting them at lower risk of a fentanyl overdose. Researchers from UBC and the BC Centre on Substance Use have found that cannabis use […]

The Evolving Relationship Between Cannabis & Modern-Day Veterinary Medicine

As more research finds that CBD can be a useful medicine for dogs and cats, the compound has become one alternative medicine that’s being considered much more now than ever before.In the U.S. and many other countries, dogs and cats alike are adored as loving family members. The ASPCA has estimated that in the U.S., […]

Inhaled Cannabis Reduced OCD Symptoms In Recent Study

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is a challenging condition to live with. The chronic psychiatric disorder is characterized by persistent intrusive thoughts (often about things that might go wrong) along with urges and compulsions, such as the compulsion to repeatedly check locks or wash hands. And to add to these challenges, those with OCD tend to […]