Category: Studies

Study: Marijuana Users About Half as likely to Develop Type 2 Diabetes


According to a study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, adult marijuana users are considerably less likely than non-consumers to develop type 2 diabetes. For the study researchers from the Tabriz University of Medical Science conducted a meta-analysis covering more than 478,000 subjects. The study was conducted “to evaluate the association between cannabis use and …

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Study: Cannabidivarin (CBDV) May Help Prevent Neurobehavioral Alterations From Fragile X Syndrome


The marijuana compound cannabidivarin (CBDV) has therapeutic potential for preventing neurobehavioral alterations associated with Fragile X syndrome, according to new research. The research is published in the peer-reviewed journal Cells, with the title Early Administration of the Phytocannabinoid Cannabidivarin Prevents the Neurobehavioral Abnormalities Associated with the Fmr1-KO Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome. The study …

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Study: Marijuana Use Manages Opioid Cravings, Reduces Unregulated Opioid Use

The use of marijuana significantly reduces the use of unregulated opioids, according to a new study. The study, which can be found by clicking here, is being published in the September issue of the International Journal of Drug Policy. It was conducted by researchers at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use, the University of …

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Study: CBD Appears Safe and Effective for Treating Obesity-Induced Heart Disease

Cannabidiol (CBD) “appears to be relatively safe for the treatment of obesity-induced heart disease, as it has anti-inflammatory and partially antioxidative properties”, says newly published research. The study “explored the potential protective influence of cannabidiol (CBD) on myocardial inflammation state, with a special focus on arachidonic acid (AA), and oxidative balance in lipid overload conditions”. …

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Study: Cannabis “Significantly Improved” Anxiety, Depression and Fatigue in Those With Anxiety Disorders

Various formulations of cannabis “significantly improved anxiety, depression, fatigue, and the ability to participate in social activities in participants with anxiety disorders”, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Sydney, was published in the Journal of Pharmacy Technology with the title The Effectiveness and Adverse Events of Cannabidiol …

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Study: CBD “Shows Promising Effects in Limiting Adolescent Alcohol Binge Drinking”

According to a new study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, the marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) “shows promising effects in limiting adolescent alcohol binge drinking and rebalancing the bio-behavioural abnormalities.” The study was published online ahead of print by the National Library of Medicine, with the title Cannabidiol tempers alcohol intake and neuroendocrine and behavioural …

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Study: 7.4% of Military Members and 20.3% of Former Members Recently Used Marijuana

A new study gives details on how many military service members in the US are using marijuana both while on active duty and following their leave. The study’s abstract notes that there “is little data on cannabis use among military service members, particularly when examining the period after separation from military service.” This new research, …

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Study: Marijuana Consumers Use Fewer Opioids Following Neck Fusion Surgery

According to a new study marijuana consumers who undergo a neck fusion surgery use fewer opioids following than surgery than those who don’t use marijuana. For the study, published in the North American Spine Society Journal, researchers with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine examined opiod use following neck fusion surgery in over 2,600 …

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Triple-Blind Trial Finds CBD Reduces Seizures in 66% of Patients With Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy

A large majority of patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy saw a reduction in seizures following four-weeks of CBD treatment, according to a new study. Titled The effect of cannabidiol on seizure features and quality of life in drug-resistant frontal lobe epilepsy patients: a triple-blind controlled trial, the study is published in the recent issue of the …

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Study: CBD Reduces Seizure Frequency and May Have a “Wide Range of Beneficial Effects”

A new study published by the Journal of Child Neurology has found that “in addition to reduced seizure frequency, CBD may have a wide range of beneficial effects beyond seizure control that warrant further investigation.” The objective of the study was to “increase understanding of the impact of cannabidiol (CBD) on outcomes beyond seizure control …

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