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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

Smoked cannabis 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. The cou...

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. ...te, Sweden. 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

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

...d. "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

...f Congress 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 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...

High anxiety?

...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. The cannabis 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. F...r. 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 ...
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