News tagged with cannabis
(Medical Xpress) -- For the first time, scientists have proven that cannabis harms the brain. But the same study challenges previously-held assumptions about use of the drug, showing that some brain irregularities predate ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 12, 2011 | 3.6 / 5 (14) | 7 |
Cannabis use is associated with disturbances in concentration and memory. New research by neuroscientists at the University of Bristol, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, has found that brain activity becomes uncoor ...
Neuroscience Oct 25, 2011 | 1.8 / 5 (28) | 34 |
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have found new support for their theory that cannabis use causes a temporary cognitive breakdown in non-psychotic individuals, leading to long-term psychosis. In an fMRI study ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 02, 2012 | 1.5 / 5 (18) | 15 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Teenagers who smoke cannabis weekly or more are twice as likely as non-users to have an anxiety disorder in their late 20s, even if they stop using, a study of 2000 Victorian teenagers ...
Addiction Aug 08, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (6) | 8 |
The more sex partners young adults have the more likely they are to go on to develop alcohol or cannabis dependence disorders in young adulthood, according to new University of Otago research.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 15, 2013 | 3.8 / 5 (5) | 1 |
In an article published in today’s issue of the Society of Biology’s magazine, The Biologist, GW Pharmaceuticals’ Director of Botanical Research and Cultivation, Dr David Potter, discusses how ca ...
Medical research Jun 19, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 0
Though controversial, medical cannabis has been gaining ground as a valid therapy, offering relief to suffers of diseases such as cancer, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ALS and more. The substance is known to soothe severe ...
Medications Jan 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(HealthDay)—Regularly smoking pot is associated with visceral adiposity and adipose tissue insulin resistance, but not other metabolic changes such as impaired β-cell function or hepatic steatosis, according ...
Diabetes Apr 19, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2
Marijuana provides greater pain relief when taken in pill form than when it is smoked, according to a study published on Monday that touches on a controversial medical issue.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 22, 2013 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2
Quitting cannabis use in your 20s significantly reduces the chance of progressing to other illicit drugs, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Health Jul 19, 2011 | 1.7 / 5 (6) | 0
The Netherlandss system of quasi-legal retail marijuana sales steadily evolving since 1976 may have modestly increased the number of marijuana users, but does not seem to have intensified their use of ...
Health Sep 14, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Cannabis seems to ease the painful muscle stiffness typical of multiple sclerosis, indicate phase III trial results, published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Neuroscience Oct 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The pain relief offered by cannabis varies greatly between individuals, a brain imaging study carried out at the University of Oxford suggests.
Medical research Dec 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control, say investigators. They found that current marijuana users had significantly lower fasting insulin and were less likely to be insulin ...
Health May 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Changes in the endocannabinoid system may have important implications for psychiatric and addiction disorders. This brain system is responsible for making substances that have effects on brain function which resemble those ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 24, 2012 | 3 / 5 (3) | 0
Cannabis sativa L. Cannabis indica Lam. (putative) Cannabis ruderalis Janisch. (putative)
Cannabis (Cán-na-bis) is a genus of flowering plants that includes three putative species, Cannabis sativa L., Cannabis indica Lam., and Cannabis ruderalis Janisch. These three taxa are indigenous to Central Asia, South Asia, and surrounding regions. Cannabis has long been used for fibre (hemp), for medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug. Industrial hemp products are made from Cannabis plants selected to produce an abundance of fiber and minimal levels of THC (Δ9- tetrahydrocannabinol), a psychoactive molecule that produces the "high" associated with marijuana. The psychoactive product consists of dried flowers and leaves of plants selected to produce high levels of THC. Various extracts including hashish and hash oil are also produced from the plant.
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