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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

... cannabis was well-tolerated, effective when added to ... the University of California Center for Medical cannabis Research (CMCR). "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 ...

High anxiety?

... 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. The cannabis 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 pain relief. "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 plant. 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 compounds. 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 ). Heavy cannabis use has been linked to greater risks of developing respiratory disease and ...

Marijuana withdrawal as bad as withdrawal from cigarettes

... Vandrey. 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. Oakland cannabis 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 ...
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