Category: Studies

Study: Regular Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Kidney Stones

According to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology, men who consume marijuana are considerably less likely than non-users to experience kidney stones. “The purpose of this investigation is to determine whether regular marijuana use is related to history of kidney stones in the US population”, states the study’s abstract. For the …

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Study: 17% of Pediatric Patients With Cerebral Palsy Use CBD, For Some It Improves Emotional Health, Spasticity, and Pain

Nearly one in ever five pediatric patients with cerebral palsy use the marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) to help combat symptoms of the ailment, according to a new study published in the journal Orthopedics. For the study, researchers at Stanford University conducted a survey of caregivers who have children with cerebral palsy (CP) regarding their use of CBD …

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Study: Psilocybin May Produce “Lasting Improvements in Mental Health Symptoms and General Wellbeing”

Results of a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry “indicate broad therapeutic potential of psilocybin to produce lasting improvements in mental health symptoms related to anxiety, depression, and substance misuse”. Additionally, the study states that “psilocybin seems capable of producing enduring changes in psychological functioning and personality such as increased cognitive flexibility, emotion …

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Study Finds Marijuana Extracts Associated With Sustained Improvements in Those With Chronic Health Conditions

Marijuana extracts are associated with health-related quality of life improvements in patients suffering from chronic conditions such as pain, fatigue and anxiety, according to a study published in the journal PLOS One. For the study researchers examined the efficacy of marijuana extracts in a cohort of over 2,300 patients (aged 18 to 97) who are authorized …

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Study: CBD Inhibits the Proliferation and Invasiveness of Prostate Cancer Cells

According to a new study, “the ability of CBD to inhibit prostate cancer cell proliferation and invasiveness suggests that CBD may have potential as a future chemotherapeutic agent.” Conducted by researchers at the University College Dublin, the study is being published in the newest issue of the Journal of Natural Products, with it published online …

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Study: Tobacco Users, But Not Marijuana Users, Have Greater Odds for Complications Following Ankle Injury

A study conducted at the Yale School of Medicine found that those who use marijuana but not tobacco were not at greater odds of an adverse event up to 90 days following an ankle injury. “Ankle fractures are common orthopaedic injuries that may be indicated for open reduction internal fixation (ORIF)”, states the study, published …

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New Study Highlights Role of Psychedelics in Protecting Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

A landmark study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports under the umbrella of Nature, offers new insights into the potential benefits of psychedelics on mental well-being during the challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. The research, conducted collaboratively by several institutions, including ICEERS, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão …

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Study: CBD Blocks Development of Breast Cancer Tumors In Vivo

Results of a new study “confirm that in vivo CBD blocks development of breast cancer tumors formed by cells induced to malignancy by IL-1β, endorsing its therapeutic potential for cancer treatment.” Conducted by researchers at the Avenida Instituto Politécnico Nacional and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, the study was published by the International Journal of …

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Study Finds Marijuana Extracts Associated with Quality of Life Improvements in Those With Autism

According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, autistic patients who use marijuana-based extracts experience symptom improvements and a reduction in the use of prescription medications. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Association for Inclusion of the Autistic People, the University of Brasilia, the Federal University of Minas Gerais, the Euro-American …

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Study: Topical CBD Gel an “Effective Candidate For an Anti-Inflammatory Agent”

 The topical administration of 1% CBD gel “is a potentially effective candidate for an anti-inflammatory agent”, states a new study using animal models. The study is being published in the October issue of the peer-reviewed journal Cannabis and Cannabinods Research, and it was pubished online ahead of print by the US National Library of Medicine. …

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