Chemicals in Marijuana Smoke May Harm DNA
... Lab tests find cannabis
even more toxic than tobacco,,
... and colleagues found certain carcinogens in cannabis
smoke in amounts 50 percent greater than those found in tobacco smoke. They noted that light cannabis
use could possibly prove to be even more damaging ...
'Cannabis alters human DNA' -- new study
... researchers has found "convincing evidence" that cannabis
smoke damages DNA in ways that could potentially ... Leicester scientists found clear indication that cannabis
smoke damages DNA, under laboratory conditions. ... Sweden.
Raj Singh said: "Parts of the plant cannabis
sativa, also known as marijuana, ganja, and ...
Hollow mask illusion fails to fool schizophrenia patients
... NeuroImage . The findings shed light on why cannabis
users may also be less deceived by the illusion ... tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient of cannabis
resin responsible for its psychotic-like effects, have found that people under the influence of cannabis
are also less deceived by the hollow mask ...
Study finds cannabis use, dangerous driving behaviors interrelated
... are more likely to drive under the influence of cannabis
(DUIC) and engage in reckless driving, according ... will consider taking the wheel after consuming cannabis
more often than older peers.
"We observed that ... between driving under the influence of cannabis
and a wide range of dangerous driving ...
Heavy marijuana use may damage developing brain in teens, young adults
... late adolescence, and our study shows that heavy cannabis
use is associated with damage in those brain ... drug treatment center all had a history of heavy cannabis
use during adolescence. On average, they had ... sample size, five of the 14 subjects with heavy cannabis
use also had a history of alcohol abuse, which ...
Adolescent insomnia linked to depression and substance abuse during adolescence and young adulthood
... ideation and attempts, and the use of alcohol, cannabis
and other drugs such as cocaine.
Findings ... gender differences emerged for alcohol use, cannabis
use, non-cannabis drug use, and depression. ... significantly more likely to endorse alcohol use, cannabis
use, and the use of other drugs, while females ...
Medicinal Marijuana Eases Neuropathic Pain in HIV
was well-tolerated, effective when added to ... the University of California Center for Medical cannabis
"Neuropathy is a chronic and ... in an UCSD news release. "We found that smoked cannabis
was generally well-tolerated and effective when ...
Milestone for cannabinoid MS study
... (THC), one of many compounds found in the in the cannabis
plant (and the main active ingredient) is able to ... any truth in the suggestion that elements of the cannabis
plant can help ease the symptoms and slow down ... trials investigating the medicinal properties of cannabis
and it's great news that this trial is going ...
Medical Pot Ineffective as Acute Pain Treatment
... Oral cannabis
may even cause increased sensitivity in certain ... MONDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Oral cannabis
(a form of medical marijuana) was ineffective in ... included 18 healthy women who were given oral cannabis
or a placebo. The women were then evaluated for ...
Claims linking health problems and the strength of cannabis may be exaggerated
... Claims that a large increase in the strength of cannabis
over the last decade is driving the occurrence of ... enormous variation between samples, meaning that cannabis
users may be exposed to greater variation in the strength of the cannabis
they use in a single year than over years or ...
Marijuana May Shrink Parts of the Brain
"However, this study shows long-term, heavy cannabis
use causes significant brain injury, memory loss, ... "The study is the first to show that long-term cannabis
use can adversely affect all users, not just ... controversy concerning the long-term effects of cannabis
on the brain," Yucel said. "These findings ...
... U-M and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The cannabis
study highlights a new avenue that we need to ... in treating anxiety disorders.
Phan led the cannabis
study at the University of Chicago, collaborating ... in order to qualify to enter the study.
study used THC, and a placebo caplet that looked ...
Marijuana use on the rise among Ontario adults, CAMH reports
... its revelation of a substantial increase in cannabis
use raises a significant public health flag.
The report also shows a marked increase in cannabis
use. Past year use of cannabis
among Ontario adults has almost doubled since ...
Scripps research team wins $4M grant to study effects of chronic marijuana use
... says Mason. Its time to get some clarity on how cannabis
use impacts cognitive function, induces ... Center on the Clinical Neurobiology of cannabis
Addiction, the first such center to be dedicated to studying the neurobiology of cannabis
dependence. The ultimate goal of this research is ...
Regular marijuana use increases risk of hepatitis C-related liver damage
... Researchers found that HCV patients who used cannabis
daily were at significantly higher risk of ... to heavy alcohol use combined with regular cannabis
use experienced an even greater risk of liver fibrosis. The recommendation to avoid cannabis
is especially important in patients who are ...
Study investigates cannabis use among university students
... students motivations for using or not using cannabis
and found various factors that might encourage ... what others think they should do in relation to cannabis
use, and reasons that might cause them to use or ... to non-users, users believed more strongly that cannabis
would help them fit in with their friends, feel ...
Emotional Intelligence and the use of tobacco and cannabis
... intelligence and its relation to tobacco and cannabis
use among university students".The objective of ... relation between EI and the use of tobacco and cannabis
among 133 UAB psychology students with an average ... who had started smoking either tobacco or cannabis
at a younger age and who regularly smoked these ...
Right Dose of Pot Can Ease Pain
... director of the university's Center for Medical cannabis
Research, said in a prepared statement.
... immediate; it took about 45 minutes for the cannabis
to have an impact on the pain," Grant said.
... , suggest that there's a "therapeutic window" for cannabis
"This study helps to build a case ...
Smoked cannabis proven effective in treating neuropathic pain
... Smoked cannabis
eased pain induced in healthy volunteers, ... California, San Diego (UCSD) Center for Medical cannabis
Research (CMCR.) However, the researchers found ... controlled study of 15 subjects, a low dose of cannabis
showed no effect, a medium dose provided moderate ...
Role seen for cannabis in helping to alleviate allergic skin disease
... Administering a substance found in the cannabis
plant can help the bodys natural protective ... in hashish and marijuana, produced from the cannabis
Research by groups throughout the ... (THC), a constituent derived from the cannabis
plant, to the experimental animals. They findings ...
Marijuana Linked to Aggressive Testicular Cancer
... But not all are sure that adolescents' use of cannabis
causes cells to proliferate
MONDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- ... somehow play an immediate causal role."
"But certainly, the idea that cannabis
may cause cancer cells to proliferate is interesting," Schwartz ...
Young Adults Using Alcohol, Drugs for Better Sex
... drink alcohol to increase their chances of sex, while cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis
are used to enhance sexual arousal or prolong sex.
Nearly all of the ... likely to have had sex before the age of 16, if they drank alcohol or used cannabis
before that age.
The findings were published in the journal BMC Public ...
Curing addiction with cannabis medicines
... Smokers trying to quit in the future could do it with the help of cannabis
based medicines, according to research from The University of Nottingham. ... of researchers looking into the future medical uses of cannabinoids and cannabis
Dr Steve Alexander, Associate Professor in the School of ...
Marijuana Use Among MS Patients Raises Risk for Cognitive, Mood Problems
... but the bottom line is that multiple sclerosis patients who smoke cannabis
appear to be at an increased risk for cognitive issues, particularly with ... who are emotionally disabled from their disease, and if we can use cannabis
to help them feel better about the world or life, we should," he said. "We ...
Heavy marijuana use linked to gum disease
... known to have.
In a group of more than 900 New Zealanders, smoking cannabis
more than 40 times a year since age 18 was found to be responsible for ... of the American Medical Association ( http://www.jama.com ).
use has been linked to greater risks of developing respiratory disease and ...
Marijuana withdrawal as bad as withdrawal from cigarettes
He points out that a lack of data, until recently, has led to cannabis
withdrawal symptoms not being characterized or included in medical ... in 1994, an increasing number of studies have surfaced suggesting that cannabis
has significant withdrawal symptoms. What makes Vandreys recent study ...
Giant Bud Banner Half the Size of Football Field Flies Sunday Protesting Hydroponics Industry Cartel Monopoly that's Harming California's Medical Marijuana Patients
... by designing nutrients specifically tested on medical marijuana that give growers and patients the highest quality medicine they need. We've run a cannabis
Care program that donates hundreds of thousand dollars in nutrients to help needy sick and dying people grow the best medicine for them.
How did ...
Pot-Smoking Drivers Tied to Range of Road Accidents
... said in a school news release.
"To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate the association between driving under the influence of cannabis
and a wide range of dangerous driving behaviors."
Bergeron and colleagues asked 83 men, aged 17 to 49, about their driving history and observed ...
A severe vomiting sickness with chronic cannabis abuse
... Creighton University of Omaha, NE, was published on March 14, 2009 World Journal of Gastroenterology .
Recent research into the neurobiology of cannabis
has led to the identification of different receptor types including two specific types that mediate neuropsychiatric and immunologic effects.
Alcohol and licensing policy could be changing the habits of young drinkers
... which may increase the risk of blackouts, hangovers and even alcohol poisoning. It may also encourage the use of other recreational drugs such as cannabis
and cocaine as drinkers are socialising in unsupervised environments.
The authors argue that the policy of banning drink promotions or specials ...
JCI online early table of contents: Aug. 1, 2008
... obesity-associated conditions
Endocannabinoids are substances produced by several cells in the body that are very similar to compounds found in cannabis
plants. They have been implicated in the development of many effects of a high-fat diet, including many risk factors for type 2 diabetes: obesity, ...
Beleaguered Howe Developmental Center Remains Open Despite Additional Deaths and Ongoing Violations of Human Rights
... of abuse and neglect including:
-- An abuse investigation revealed that a staff person was wanted by
police on a warrant for possession of cannabis
and had several other
criminal charges pending.
-- An abuse investigation revealed that a staff member had an
outstanding warrant for failure to ...
Schizophrenia linked to dysfunction in molecular brain pathway activated by marijuana
... lower levels of GABA, and the use of marijuana defeats this compensation.
"These findings may provide insight into the biological basis of why cannabis
use worsens schizophrenia, and, as a result, identify a novel target for new drug development that could improve treatments available for ...
Drugs With Marijuana Compounds Don't Boost Adverse Events
... from these studies to help educate physicians and patients about the possible risks of medical cannabinoids. We cannot extend these results to smoked cannabis
or recreational use. That will require further research," Dr. Jean-Paul Collet, senior researcher at the Child & Family Research Institute and ...
RNC RESPONSE TO OBAMA COMMENTS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS
... To Regulate The Use Of Marijuana. "In 2001, the Supreme Court
affirmed Congress's 1970 judgment about marijuana in United States v.
Buyers' Cooperative et al., 532 U.S. 438 (2001), which
held that, given the absence of medical usefulness, medical necessity is
not a defense to ...
MIT study suggests caution on new anti-obesity drug in kids
... for use in the United Stateswork by blocking brain receptors that bind to marijuana and other cannabinoids.
Marijuana, derived from the plant cannabis
sativa, contains special active compounds that are referred to collectively as cannabinoids. But other cannabinoids (endocannabinoids) are generated ...
Leicester medical team announces 'predictor' for pregnant women who may have miscarriages
... is published in the highly prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.
The researchers measured the levels of a naturally occurring cannabis
(an endocannabinoid) known as anandamide in women who presented with a threatened miscarriage (bleeding in early pregnancy with a viable baby) and ...
Small study shows marijuana does not increase risk of head, neck cancer
... study, authored by researchers from New Zealand and Great Britain, found that among 75 cases of head and neck cancer, the relative risk of smoking cannabis
and contracting head and neck cancer in marijuana users was the same (1.0) as in those who had never smoked cannabis. These results differ from the ...
Marijuana Bad for the Gums
... to heal itself after bursts of destructive inflammation in the gums," Thomson said.
The bottom line, he said, is "don't smoke, whether it's cannabis
or tobacco -- it's not a rational thing to do, and it has far-reaching effects on your health."
If you're concerned about the health of your ...