Nov 152013
 
Participate In A Marijuana Research Project

One of the most common questions that I get is ‘how can I participate in a marijuana study?’ Well now you have your chance. I was contacted by a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student at Bowling Green State University to see if I would know anyone that would participate in her study. She is essentially researching synthetic cannabis medicines versus real cannabis. Below are more details of the research project. If you would like to participate, or learn more, click here: • Your participation will involve answering a series of questions [...]

Nov 132013
 
Pharmaceutical Company Starts First Human Trials For Cannabis Treatment For Brain Cancer

The pharmaceutical industry taking over the marijuana industry has been something marijuana reform supporters have worried about for a long, long time. I personally don’t want to see a marijuana monopoly by the pharmaceutical industry, and I’m sure you don’t either. On the flip side of that, I do support sick patients getting the medicine they need to alleviate/cure their conditions. It looks like GW Pharmaceuticals is starting human trials to research how THC and CBD interacts with brain cancer cells. How do you feel about this? Below is a [...]

Nov 122013
 
Government Funded Study Using Human Subjects Finds THC May Treat PTSD

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, Harvard Medical School and the University of Illinois, have found promising evidence to suggest that cannabis can treat the primary symptoms associated with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “This study provides the first evidence that pre-extinction administration of THC modulates prefrontal-limbic circuits during fear extinction in humans and prompts future investigation to test if cannabinoid agonists can rescue or correct the impaired behavioral and neural function during extinction recall in [...]

Nov 102013
 
Most Medical Marijuana Patients Prefer The Plant Over Pills

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The results of a first-of-its-kind worldwide survey of nearly 1,000 medicinal cannabis consumers shows that most patients prefer their medicine in the way that nature, not Big Pharma, intended it to be. Investigators from Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States conducted a web-based survey consisting of 21 structured questions to assess patients’ perceptions of different types of cannabinoid-based medicininal products as well as their preferred modes of consumption. Over 950 subjects participated in the survey. The study’s findings appear in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. [...]

Nov 082013
 
Cannabis Can Treat Bladder Pain, Inflammation, Says New Study

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new study published in the Journal of Neurology has found that activation of the body’s CB2 receptors has the potential to treat bladder pain and inflammation, and can increase bladder urinary frequency. For the study, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used mouse models to examine whether or not activation of CB2 receptors (something which cannabis does naturally) can treat serious bladder issues; the results were quite clear that it does. “Treatment with a selective CB2 agonist reduced severity of established acrolein-induced cystitis and inhibited bladder inflammation-associated increased referred mechanical [...]

Nov 062013
 
Study: Daily Marijuana Use Is Perfectly Healthy

I smoke marijuana daily, and have for about two decades now. Every time I have ever gone to the doctor during the last two decades I have always been given a clean bill of health. I know a lot of people that use marijuana on a daily basis. Jay Smoker probably smokes marijuana every fifteen minutes if he can. Marijuana opponents will always say that daily marijuana use is harmful. However, a new study suggests otherwise. “Researchers from Boston Medical Center and the Boston University School of Medicine examined 589 [...]

Nov 042013
 
New International Study: Herbal Cannabis More Effective Than Pharmaceutical Cannabinoids

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new study published by the National Institute of Health, which is the most comprehensive of its kind, has found that natural, herbal cannabis is a more effective medicine than pharmaceutical medicines based, or derived from cannabis and cannabinoids. “Cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, are the most important active constituents of the cannabis plant”, states the study’s abstract; “Over recent years, cannabinoid-based medicines (CBMs) have become increasingly available to patients in many countries, both as pharmaceutical products and as herbal cannabis (marijuana). While there seems to be a demand for [...]

Nov 032013
 
Washington Attorney General's Office Gives A $110,000 Grant Related To Marijuana

For so long state governments have enforced marijuana prohibition. Now in Washington and Colorado, they are tasked with implementing marijuana legalization. There’s more that goes into that than people realize. Most state employees, in any state, have been brainwashed by reefer madness propaganda their whole lives, so it’s a dramatic paradigm shift to be in the position Colorado and Washington employees are in now. Washington was so lost that it had to hire a ‘pot czar’ to oversee how things would work. Washington State Attorney General’s Office recently gave out [...]

Marijuana And Breastfeeding

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Nov 032013
 
Marijuana And Breastfeeding

I received a question recently via e-mail from a reader. It was from a new mother that wanted to know if consuming marijuana while she was breastfeeding would hurt her newborn. She didn’t consume marijuana at all during her pregnancy, but was a moderate to heavy user prior to getting pregnant. I know she is not the only mother out there wondering about marijuana use and breastfeeding. Obviously, I’m not a doctor, so take this article for what you will. However, I did find a study on the topic from [...]

Nov 022013
 
New Study: Cannabidiol Can Help Cigarette Smokers Quit

Courtesy of The Joint Blog A new placebo-controlled study published in last month’s issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors has found that cannabidiol – a cannabis compound – can significantly reduce the number of cigarettes consumed by those wishing to quit. For the study, participants were given cannabidiol (CBD) through an inhaler – the CBD was derived entirely from the actual cannabis plant. Participants were separated into two groups, one which received the inhaler containing CBD, and one which contained a placebo. Researchers found that those in the placebo group showed no difference in [...]