A severe vomiting sickness with chronic cannabis abuse
This obscure clinical manifestation of severe vomiting sickness due to chronic abuse of marijuana, recognized by Dr. Sontineni and his colleagues at the Creighton University of Omaha, NE, was published on March 14, 2009 World Journal of Gastroenterology .
Recent research into the neurobiology ...
Study finds cannabis use, dangerous driving behaviors interrelated
This press release is available in French .
Montreal, March 11, 2009 Thrill-seeking young men are more likely to drive under the influence of cannabis
(DUIC) and engage in reckless driving, according to a new Universit de Montral study. As reported in the journal Accident Analysis and Pre...
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 mental health and other problems for users are not borne out by a study of the worldwide literature, say researchers at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) and the National ...
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.
Teams of pharmacologists, studying the cannabis-like compounds which exist naturally in our bodies (endocannabinoids), are exploring the potential...
Study investigates cannabis use among university students
Gold Coast, Australia December 18, 2007 New information published in the Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research explores University students motivations for using or not using cannabis
and found various factors that might encourage use.
Researchers at Griffith University in Australia admi...
Smoked cannabis proven effective in treating neuropathic pain
eased pain induced in healthy volunteers, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Center for Medical Cannabis
Research (CMCR.) However, the researchers found that less may be more.
In the placebo controlled study of 15 subjects, a l...
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 system alleviate an allergic skin disease (allergic contact dermatitis), an international group of researchers from Germany, Israel, Italy, Switzerland and the U.S. has found.
Allergic contact dermatitis...
Emotional Intelligence and the use of tobacco and cannabis
The term Emotional Intelligence could be defined as the capacity to perceive, comprehend and regulate one's own emotions and those of others so as to be able to distinguish between emotions and use this information as a guide for one's thoughts and actions. One of the important benefits of develop...
Smokeless Cannabis Delivery Device Found Efficient and Less Toxic
A smokeless cannabis-vaporizing device delivers the same level of active therapeutic chemical and produces the same biological effect as smoking cannabis
, but without the harmful toxins, according to UCSF researchers.
Results of a UCSF study, which focuses on delivery of the active ingredi...
Beware of Cannabis - Not at all a mild drug
There is a whole lot of misconception about Cannabis
and its effects. It is widely thought to be a mild medicine, not causing much harm. // Such misrepresentations of the drug have resulted in making it a Class C drug.
However scientists from Karolinska Institute in Sweden have unearthed the ...
Australia Set To Implement A national Strategy Tackle Cannabis Abuse
The Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy is holding its annual conference in Perth. The top policy-making body on drugs Australia discussed yesterday //about the creation of three national strategies to tackle alcohol abuse, and substance abuse, including cannabis
and petrol sniffing.
Tackling of Cannabis Addiction
Health Department of New South Wales has conducted a study which revealed that cannabis
addiction can have a serious impact on the user's physical health// .
It is one of the most dangerous types of mental health conditions. Cannabis
abuse can lead to cardiovascular, respiratory and immune sys...
Campaigners Say No To Cannabis Reclassification
There will be confusion if cannabis
were to be reclassified again, according to campaigners. The UK’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has reported that the drug //is connected to mental disorders. This may result in a reclassification of the drug again in less than three years. It had been ...
Can Cannabis Cause Madness? Cannabis
is a weed, which contains a chemical called cannabinoids which contains a substance called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is found to have the “high” effect on the brain. // Due to its high effect the weed plant has been started extensively, it can be cultivated as an indoor plan...
Compound Present in Plant may Help to Curb Craving for Cannabis
An experiment on mice conducted by US scientists has shown that a compound extracted from a plant from the buttercup family has the ability to reduce craving for marihuana, and block its effect on the brain.
Steven Goldberg of the Maryland based National Institute on Drug Abuse found that...
No Increased Schizophrenia Risk With Use Of Cannabis
The possibility of cannabis
use leading to schizophrenia has been ruled out according to a latest report from the Government drugs advisers. The definitive link between cannabis
use and impairment of mental health// (psychological and psychomotor performance) however, cannot be ruled out. It can l...
Government May Downgrade Cannabis
An inquest is being conducted into the death of Rene Anderson who took part in a trial with regard to a cannabis-based drug. The Sativex drug is derived from the plant, and it has been authorized by the UK Government.// The drug was administered to Rene Anderson for relieving her of painful symptom...
Giant Bud Banner Half the Size of Football Field Flies Sunday Protesting Hydroponics Industry Cartel Monopoly that's Harming California's Medical Marijuana Patients
...ute 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 t...
Chemicals in Marijuana Smoke May Harm DNA
... Lab tests find cannabis
even more toxic than tobacco,,
FRIDAY,...cester 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
...r researchers has found "convincing evidence" that cannabis
smoke damages DNA in ways that could potentially i...f Leicester scientists found clear indication that cannabis
smoke damages DNA, under laboratory conditions.
Raj Singh said: "Parts of the plant cannabis
sativa, also known as marijuana, ganja, and variou...
Pot-Smoking Drivers Tied to Range of Road Accidents
...al, 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 the...
Hollow mask illusion fails to fool schizophrenia patients
...urnal NeuroImage . The findings shed light on why cannabis
users may also be less deceived by the illusion wh...etic 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 illusion...
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) -- ...ld somehow play an immediate causal role."
"But certainly, the idea that cannabis
may cause cancer cells to proliferate is interesting," Schwartz acknowledge...
Heavy marijuana use may damage developing brain in teens, young adults
...g late adolescence, and our study shows that heavy cannabis
use is associated with damage in those brain regio...e drug treatment center all had a history of heavy cannabis
use during adolescence. On average, they had smoke...ll sample size, five of the 14 subjects with heavy cannabis
use also had a history of alcohol abuse, which may...
Alcohol and licensing policy could be changing the habits of young drinkers
...ohol 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 such...
Adolescent insomnia linked to depression and substance abuse during adolescence and young adulthood
...ide ideation and attempts, and the use of alcohol, cannabis
and other drugs such as cocaine.
Findings sugg...ition, gender differences emerged for alcohol use, cannabis
use, non-cannabis drug use, and depression. Indepe... significantly more likely to endorse alcohol use, cannabis
use, and the use of other drugs, while females wer...
Medicinal Marijuana Eases Neuropathic Pain in HIV
was well-tolerated, effective when added to existi...by the University of California Center for Medical cannabis
"Neuropathy is a chronic and s...aid in an UCSD news release. "We found that smoked cannabis
was generally well-tolerated and effective when ad...
JCI online early table of contents: Aug. 1, 2008
...f 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, ins...
Milestone for cannabinoid MS study
...l (THC), one of many compounds found in the in the cannabis
plant (and the main active ingredient) is able to ...s any truth in the suggestion that elements of the cannabis
plant can help ease the symptoms and slow down pro...l trials investigating the medicinal properties of cannabis
and it's great news that this trial is going ahead...
Beleaguered Howe Developmental Center Remains Open Despite Additional Deaths and Ongoing Violations of Human Rights
...instances 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 app...
Schizophrenia linked to dysfunction in molecular brain pathway activated by marijuana
...for 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 schizophreni...
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 d...
Medical Pot Ineffective as Acute Pain Treatment
... Oral cannabis
may even cause increased sensitivity in certain co...
MONDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Oral cannabis
(a form of medical marijuana) was ineffective in t...tudy included 18 healthy women who were given oral cannabis
or a placebo. The women were then evaluated for he...
Marijuana May Shrink Parts of the Brain
"However, this study shows long-term, heavy cannabis
use causes significant brain injury, memory loss, ...id. "The study is the first to show that long-term cannabis
use can adversely affect all users, not just those...ng controversy concerning the long-term effects of cannabis
on the brain," Yucel said. "These findings challen...
RNC RESPONSE TO OBAMA COMMENTS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAWS
Congress 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 marij...
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 res... 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 ...
MIT study suggests caution on new anti-obesity drug in kids
...roval 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 n...
...at U-M and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. The cannabis
study highlights a new avenue that we need to expl...cy in treating anxiety disorders.
Phan led the cannabis
study at the University of Chicago, collaborating ...in in order to qualify to enter the study.
study used THC, and a placebo caplet that looked e...
Marijuana use on the rise among Ontario adults, CAMH reports
...dults, 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 1977...
Scripps research team wins $4M grant to study effects of chronic marijuana use
...s, says Mason. Its time to get some clarity on how cannabis
use impacts cognitive function, induces withdrawal...anslational 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 ...