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 patients for levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active ingredient present

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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 receptors in the brain’s olfactory bulb, allowing users to smell

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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 to placebo. Separate assessments of CBD versus placebo reported that

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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 tolerance to marijuana more easily than males do. While it’s

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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), a compound found in marijuana can slow down the progress

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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 recently in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the National

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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 use had an effect on their illness. “There was no

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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 and send their money to a different university. There was

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Does Marijuana Help You Exercise?

 Posted by at 7:02 AM on July 23, 2014  Marijuana Science
Jul 232014
 July 23, 2014
Does Marijuana Help You Exercise?

I like to exercise, especially playing basketball. Physical fitness is something that I have always tried to take seriously, although admittedly, I take it more serious at certain times compared to others. Currently, my physical fitness is not where it needs to be, but I’ll try to get that figured out sooner than later. A question I have received at TWB from time to time is ‘does marijuana help you exercise?’ I have lifted weights and played basketball after getting high, and it seems to put me in a zone that I don’t get into when sober. I feel more

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Marijuana May Delay Vision Loss

 Posted by at 6:03 AM on July 2, 2014  Marijuana Science
Jul 022014
 July 2, 2014
Marijuana May Delay Vision Loss

One of the most inspiring people I have ever met is a guy named Nelacey Porter. Nelacey is funny, talented, can roll a blunt better than anyone I’ve ever seen, and is an amazing athlete. Nelacey is also blind. Nelacey wasn’t born blind. His vision started deteriorating when he was 11 years old. I met him in college and he would always explain to me that he wished he could go back in time and use cannabis at an earlier age because he thought it would have slowed down the progress of his vision loss. It appears that Nelacey might

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