Oct 132014
 October 13, 2014
Harvard Marijuana Investigations For Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) Program Gets Large Donation

Marijuana is medicine. That’s something I have typed many, many times while running this blog. It’s a fact that the federal government denies, despite the fact that the federal government owns patents related to marijuana’s medicinal value. The federal government has also been supplying federal medical marijuana to patients for decades. There needs to be more marijuana research conducted, but research is limited due to federal prohibition of marijuana. One area where research is moving forward is at Harvard. The program at Harvard just received a large donation. Per Harvard [...]

Oct 122014
 October 12, 2014
Marijuana Use Is Associated With Increased Survival In Brain Injury Patients

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with a history of cannabis use possess increased survival rates compared to non-users, according data published this month in the scientific journal The American Surgeon. UCLA Medical Center investigators conducted a three-year retrospective review of brain trauma patients. Data from 446 separate cases of similarly injured patients was assessed. Of those patients who tested positive for the presence of marijuana, 97.6 percent survived surgery. By contrast, patients who tested negative for the presence of pot prior to surgery possessed [...]

Oct 072014
 October 7, 2014
Study: Marijuana Lowers Mortality Rate Among Patients With Traumatic Brain Injuries

I know people that have had traumatic brain injuries from sports, car crashes, and other accidents. My cousin recently had to have brain surgery as a result of a traumatic brain injury that he experienced while playing football. It was a very scary time, but I’m happy to say, he has made a full recovery. A new study was released which found that marijuana use lowers the mortality rate among patients with traumatic brain injuries. Per Science World Report: The study, led by researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, surveyed emergency [...]

Oct 062014
 October 6, 2014
Does Marijuana Make Food Taste And Smell Better?

If I am about to eat some fantastic food, I almost always consume marijuana first. It’s something I have always done, and so do most of my friends and family. I have always felt that I find the food more enjoyable when I consume marijuana first. It’s no secret that marijuana can induce ‘the munchies’ but there is now scientific research that explains why. Per Vice: Led by Giovanni Marsicano of the University of Bordeaux, a team of European neuroscientists proved that THC—the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana—fits into special [...]

Sep 272014
 September 27, 2014
CBD Associated With Improved Quality Of Life In Patients With Parkinson's

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The administration of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychotropic cannabinoid, is associated with improved quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease, according clinical trial data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Investigators at the University of São Paulo in Brazil assessed the efficacy of CBD versus placebo in 21 subjects with Parkinson’s. Authors reported that the administration of 300 mg doses of CBD per day was associated with “significantly different mean total scores” in subjects’ well-being and quality of life compared [...]

Sep 112014
 September 11, 2014
Do Women Build Up Marijuana Tolerance Faster Than Men?

Some of the hardest hitting marijuana consumers that I know are women. I know a few women that can out smoke any guy I know. They can eat more edibles, they can smoke more flower, and they can take more dab hits. For a long time I just thought that they were more hardcore than my guy friends. It turns out, science may be playing a role in their tolerance level. Per the Huffington Post: Researchers at Washington State University have found evidence indicating that females may build up a [...]

Sep 022014
 September 2, 2014
Yet Another Study Finds That Marijuana Can Help Alzheimer's Patients

It always upsets me when marijuana opponents act like marijuana is not medicine. There are so many studies that show that marijuana can help treat numerous ailments that anyone who says marijuana is not medicine should be required by law to shut up. Marijuana is medicine, and that’s a fact. Yet another study has been released showing that marijuana can help those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Per HNGN: Marijuana can possibly be a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, say neuroscientists at the University of South Florida. Researchers found that delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), [...]

Does CBD Help Treat Acne?

 Posted by at 10:30 AM on September 2, 2014  Marijuana Science
Sep 022014
 September 2, 2014
Does CBD Help Treat Acne?

Just about everyone that has gone through their teenage years has experienced acne at one point or another. For the few that haven’t, congratulations for winning the genetic lottery. I know I had my fair share of acne growing up, and even at the age of 33, I still get acne from time to time. I have tried many things to get rid of it, with varying levels of success. A new study was released that suggests that CBD can help treat acne. Per The Joint Blog: A study published [...]

Aug 032014
 August 3, 2014
Study: Marijuana Does Not Worsen Schizophrenia

Something that I hear Kevin Sabet allude to over and over is that marijuana use can cause schizophrenia, and that marijuana can worsen schizophrenia. Kevin Sabet is relying upon a study that has been debunked so many times it defies logic than he still clings to it like a life preserver vest. Yet another study is out that debunks this marijuana myth. Per Leaf Science: The study, published July 9 in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin, followed 110 individuals with a schizophrenia diagnosis over an 18 month period to determine whether cannabis [...]

Jul 312014
 July 31, 2014
University Of Arizona Won't Give Marijuana Researcher Her Job Back

Dr. Sue Sisley was supposed to lead a research project at the University of Arizona that explored how medical marijuana affects PTSD. Unfortunately for Dr. Sisley, and those who would have benefitted from her research, the University of Arizona terminated her employment prior to the start of the research project. Dr. Sisley appealed her termination, and this week the University of Arizona denied her appeal. The private funders of the research project have stated that if she didn’t get her job back, that they would pull funding for the project [...]