Items tagged with cannabinoids

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Possession of cannabis for personal use [01.01.2020] The legal status of cannabis for personal use is one of the most controversial policy issues in the European Union. Although cannabis is a classified...
CBD may protect against psychiatric risk from high-THC cannabis strains [07.09.2017] A study by neuroscientists at Indiana University finds that a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD, appears to protect aga...
Where there’s smoke, there’s political fire [16.07.2017] The rising popularity of marijuana that doesn’t make you high – a product known as “ cannabis light ” or “CBD cannabis” – is causing a headache for S...
Swiss supermarket to start selling 'legal cannabis' cigarettes [12.07.2017] An independent Swiss cigarette maker has this month launched what it calls the first hemp cigarette in the world – and from July 24th they will be on...
‘Swiss marijuana champion’ finds new markets with ‘cannabis light’ [28.06.2017] There’s decaffeinated coffee, alcohol-free beer, and now marijuana that doesn’t make you high. The product known as “cannabis light” or “CBD cannabis...
Spice ruins lives and costs taxpayers a fortune. It doesn’t have to be this way [28.04.2017] Spice-induced “zombie” outbreaks in New York and in Manchester have hit the headlines in the past year. Use of these new damaging and powerful forms ...
Swiss cannabis entrepreneurs develop craving for low-potency pot [22.03.2017] Entrepreneurs have high hopes for cannabis in Switzerland, where business has suddenly taken off in recent months, six years after the country legali...
Don't smoke it with tobacco: scientists suggest ways to make cannabis safer [01.03.2017] Scientists are calling for a major effort to make cannabis use less harmful as a rising number of countries look to replace long-standing and outrigh...
Mexican Senate passes medical marijuana bill [13.12.2016] Mexico's Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that would allow for the use of medical marijuana, in a further step toward outright legalization in a...
In Switzerland, high-CBD cannabis being sold legally as ‘tobacco substitute’ [24.10.2016] An organic gardening company in Switzerland has managed to make high-CBD cannabis flower available to consumers by capping the THC content and regist...
Time to put ‘skunk’ out of business [21.06.2016] In the scientific literature, 'skunk' has come to mean something more specific: cannabis that contains a high percentage of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC...
Portland startup maps cannabis genome to protect weed from Monsanto patenting [23.04.2016] A Portland biotechnology company has launched a 3-D map that charts the genetic evolution of cannabis genomes, protecting strains like OG Kush from f...
Three types of marijuana to hit Uruguayan pharmacies in 2016 [05.12.2015] Uruguayans will be able to choose from three varieties of state-sanctioned cannabis when marijuana starts being sold in pharmacies next year, the Nat...
State of the Evidence: Cannabis Use and Regulation [31.07.2015] As more and more jurisdictions reconsider their cannabis policies, the public discourse is filled with conflicting evidence about the impacts of cann...
Cannabis: The comeback of a banned medicine [22.06.2015] "When pure and administered carefully, is one of the most valuable medicines we possess,” wrote British physician John Russell Reynolds in 1890, prai...
Cannabis for schizophrenia - A new medication? [01.04.2015] Cannabidiol, which is an active substance in cannabis, helps relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia by helping to normalize brain metabolism. Schizoph...
Cannabis: what's in a name? [02.03.2015] Users often make the claim that “sativas” produce a more “head-high” while “indicas” a more “body-high”, and that this could potentially be because o...
So smoking skunk cause psychosis, but milder cannabis doesn't? [16.02.2015] The Mail on Sunday has shouted that " cannabis TRIPLES psychosis risk" and that skunk is to blame for "1 in 4 of all new serious mental disorders". I...
KanaVape: Cannabis e-cigarette to go on sale in the UK [16.12.2014] The vaping trend seemingly knows no bounds as the first “cannabis” e-cigarette goes on sale in the UK. The KanaVape, which contains hemp, has been le...
The new strain of cannabis that could help treat psychosis [15.11.2014] Dr David Potter and GW Pharmaceuticals – a company that is exploring how cannabis could help treat a range of illnesses ranging from epilepsy to canc...
A puff of logic [27.06.2014] That cannabis and schizophrenia are linked is widely accepted. Several studies suggest the drug can set off short-term psychotic episodes in those al...
Non-psychoactive CBD oil made from marijuana plants poised to be game-changer [29.03.2014] A Colorado marijuana innovation is changing the way lawmakers in even the most conservative parts of the country talk about cannabis and is poised to...
"Think cannabis is harmless?" No. Does anyone? [23.10.2013] Cannabis is associated with psychosis (a symptom) and schizophrenia (an illness where this symptom is persistent) in complex, contradictory and myste...
The city of Utrecht wants to convince mentally ill marijuana users to smoke better pot [12.09.2013] Thanks in part to the Netherlands' policy of marijuana decriminalization, there are people living in the Dutch city of Utrecht whose addiction to can...
Five biggest lies from anti-pot propagandist Kevin Sabet [07.08.2013] Kevin Abraham Sabet-Sharghi, Ph.D., aka Kevin Sabet, has been a headline-grabbing right-winger ever since his U.C. Berkeley days —where he did not st...
New law’s pot definition impairs criminal cases [23.04.2013] Prosecutors and crime-lab scientists say a little-noticed provision in Washington’s new law legalizing recreational marijuana has jeopardized their a...
Cannabis as an Adjunct to or Substitute for Opiates in the Treatment of Chronic Pain [31.05.2012] There is a growing body of evidence to support the use of medical cannabis as an adjunct to or substitute for prescription opiates in the treatment o...
Marijuana compound treats schizophrenia with few side effects [29.05.2012] A compound found in marijuana can treat schizophrenia as effectively as antipsychotic medications, with far fewer side effects, according to a prelim...
The Israeli pharmacologist who kick-started marijuana research [13.05.2012] Half a century ago, Hebrew University Prof. Raphael Mechoulam isolated and synthesized THC, the main psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant. By ...
The neuroscience of pot [11.01.2012] Marijuana has been shown to have both anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects and to induce anxiety and psychosis in certain people. In schizophrenics, it ...
Marijuana may both trigger and suppress psychosis [04.01.2012] New research finds that the two main ingredients in marijuana have opposing effects on it. The study examined 15 normal men who had previously smoked...
Combination of cannabinoids and opiates could help reduce chronic pain [07.12.2011] A UCSF study suggests patients with chronic pain may experience greater relief if their doctors add cannabinoids - the main ingredient in cannabis or...
Study finds no cancer-marijuana connection [25.05.2006] The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer. The new fi...
A tale of two cannabinoids [01.01.2006] This study examines the current knowledge of physiological and clinical effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) and presents a ra...
Marijuana and Medicine [01.01.1999] The medical use of marijuana is surrounded by a cloud of social, political, and religious controversy, which obscures the facts that should be consid...

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