Anthony Martinelli

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Marijuana Associated With Decreased Risk of Common Stomach Infection, Say New Study

According to a new study being published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, and epublished ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, marijuana use is associated with a decreased risk of Helicobacter Pylori infection (HPI), which is a common bacterial stomach infection. “Cannabis plant extracts suppress gastric acid secretion and inflammation, and promote gastroduodenal …

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Study: Psychedelic Users Have Better Coped With Pandemic Lockdowns, Finds Study

A new study examining the impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns have found that those who use psychedelic drugs experience considerably less stress and negative mental health impacts. For the study researchers conducted an survey of nearly 3,000 people living primarily in Spain, Brazil and the United States. Of these 2,974 people, 497 said they regularly use …

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Bipartisan Marijuana Expungement Bill Introduced in Congress

Legislation that would push states to expunge (remove from criminal records) marijuana-related convictions has been introduced on the federal level in the United States. The bipartisan measure was introduced by Congressmembers Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Representative Joyce is co-chair of the House Cannabis Caucus, and Representative Ocasio-Cortez – commonly referred to as …

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Study: Marijuana Use While Pregnant Not linked to Increased Autism Risk in Children

Children born from moms who used marijuana in the months before and during their pregnancy do not possess an increased likelihood of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is according to a new study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, and titled Peri-Pregnancy Cannabis Use and Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Offspring: …

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Marijuana Legalization Associated With Improved Clearance Rates for Violent Crimes, Finds Study

According to newly released research, legalizing marijuana is directly associated with improvements in police clearance rates for multiple types of violent crimes. The research was published in the most recent issue of The International Journal of Drug Policy, and was conducted by researchers from the University of Utah and the University of China. For the …

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6 Tips for Sexing Marijuana Plants

By Robert Bergman Growing marijuana is great, but not easy. One of the more annoying things about growing marijuana is that you have to accurately determine the sex of your plant. Many growers want to keep their female plants from being fertilized because it is the only way to ensure sinsemilla buds, which are buds …

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Top 10 Marijuana Sativa Strains Right Now

Marijuana not only remains popular throughout the world, it continues to grow in popularity as more countries and more U.S. states legalize the plant. In this article we’ll take a look at the top 10 most popular marijuana sativa strains as of right now, using data compiled by Leafly. Sour Diesel Jack Herer

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Study Finds CBD has Vasoprotective Effects

Cannabidiol (CBD) has vasoprotective effects, meaning it may alleviate or prevent conditions or diseases which affect the blood vessels, such as hypertension. This is according to a new study published in the journal Pharmaceuticals , and epublished by the National Institute of Health. For the study, researchers examined “the endothelium (vascular)-protecting effects of chronic cannabidiol (CBD) administration …

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National Institute of Drug Abuse Director Says No Evidence Occasional Marijuana Use is Harmful

The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is traditionally very anti-marijuana, says there’s no evidence that occasional marijuana use by adults has any harmful effects. “There’s no evidence to my knowledge that occasional marijuana use has harmful effects”, said Nora Volkow in an interview with the political outlet FiveThirtyEight. “I don’t …

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Topical Marijuana May Help Patients With Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy

According to a new case series published by the U.S. National Institute of Health, “topical cannabinoids may be helpful for patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy.” The study was also published in the scientific journal Integrative Cancer Therapies, and is titled Topical Cannabinoids for Treating Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy: A Case Series. “Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy is a common …

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