A new method for lowering blood pressure (hypertension) through use of a compound that synthesizes a cannabis (hashish) plant component has been developed by a pharmacology Ph.D. student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Pharmacy.
Marijuana may inhibit memory and learning—at least temporarily—to a greater degree in adolescents than in adults, according to a study by researchers at Duke University and the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Consultant psychiatrist Dr Dele Olajide states the black community must vociferously challenge the assumption that smoking cannabis causes schizophrenia in black men and explains how alcohol abuse can lead to increased violence in relationships.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently opined that smoked marijuana has no scientifically accepted medical uses. The FDA received much criticism for this decision because in 1999 the Federal Government’s own scientists concluded that even in smoked form marijuana has medical uses.
A new method for lowering blood pressure with a compound that synthesizes a cannabis (hashish or marijuana) plant component has been developed by a Hebrew University doctoral student in pharmacology.
Healthcare in Spain is organised on a regional basis. While the region of Cataluña goes to the polls on Sunday to vote on their new regional powers, the Health Service in the region is already well advanced into a study into the use of Cannabis to reduce pain.
Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in Australia. Now a doctor is using a combination of three medicines to help addicts regain their lives.
Epidemiological data presented last May at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society concluding that smoking marijuana, even long-term, is not positively associated with increased incidence of lung-cancer, is just the latest in a long line of government claims regarding the alleged dangers of pot to go – pardon the pun – up in smoke.
The main active ingredient in marijuana leads to short-term impairment of learning in adolescent rats, but doesn’t seem to affect adults similarly, Duke University Medical Center researchers report.
Cannabis-based drugs could offer treatment hope to sufferers of inflammatory bowel disease, UK researchers report.
A former soldier who grew cannabis which he used to help relieve the chronic pain of injuries suffered in combat was spared jail yesterday.
A cannabis plant extract provides pain relief for patients after major surgery, research has shown. An Imperial College London team tested the extract - Cannador - on 65 patients after surgery such as knee replacements and found it helped manage pain.
When there is a big gap between the views of ordinary Americans on a public issue and the voting record of their elected representatives in Congress on that issue, something is wrong. In the national debate over the use of marijuana for medical purposes, the people and their representatives in Congress seem to be living on different planets. In New York, however, the gap has been closed, or nearly so.
Compounds in marijuana inhibit cancer cell growth in animals and in culture on a wide range of tumoral cell lines, including human breast carcinoma cells, human prostate carcimona cells, and human colectoral carcinoma cells, according to preclinical trial data published in the May issue of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
Lyle Craker has a number of plants on his mind. An agronomist and professor in the Department of Plant, Soil & Insect Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he’s currently analyzing the active ingredients in black cohosh, which is used to alleviate symptoms of menopause. He is also studying goldenseal, a native American plant that shows promise as a treatment for some skin irritations, and exploring the possibility that certain Chinese medicinal plants could be cultivated in Massachusetts for research purposes.
The drug Sativex - which is administered by spraying under the tongue - has yet to be given a licence in the UK but can be prescribed on import from Canada with the approval of the Home Office. Patients can only get the drug if it has been signed off by their GP or a consultant, but many are unwilling to do so because it is untested.
The so-called “cannabis withdrawal syndrome” is real and should be added to diagnostic manuals.
Two MPs today backed calls to legalise cannabis for medicinal use, saying it would offer relief to thousands of sick and elderly people suffering from chronic pain.
Since California first did it in 1996, several other States have decriminalized medical marijuana, even though the Federal Government considers all marijuana to be contraband. Despite the constant threat of Federal criminal sanction, there are thousands of people in the United States who use marijuana for medical purposes. Did these people come to their decision to use medical marijuana in accordance with the teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Shayne Higgins flinches and shields his eyes from the sun as though it were a laser beam cutting through his skull. He sits helplessly in his motorized wheelchair and waits, in visible pain, as two friends hastily assemble a makeshift ramp so he can roll into the house and out of the daylight.
It seems logical that inhaling enough smoke will give you lung cancer. But a new study of Los Angeles residents suggests that smoking marijuana--even more than 22,000 joints in a lifetime--doesn’t increase cancer risk. The results surprise many researchers, who point out marijuana has other ill health effects.
People who smoke marijuana—even heavy, long-term marijuana users—do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 23rd.
THE manager of a mental health charity has warned of the potential dangers of smoking cannabis.