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Australian researchers find evidence that medical cannabis is effective treatment for “cannabis dependancy”

By | July 17th, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Australia, Cannabis, News, Research|

A new clinical trial has found evidence that medical cannabis may have the potential to help treat dependancy on cannabis while minimising the rate of relapse. In the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Sydney treated 128 ‘cannabis addicted’ participants with Nabiximols (Sativex) to “examine the safety and efficacy [...]

New research finds patients are choosing cannabis over opioids to treat chronic pain and insomnia

By | July 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, News, Opiates, Opioids, Pain, Research, Sleep, USA|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New research from America has found further evidence that cannabis can safely and effectively help treat pain and insomnia. The study, published in Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, found significant anecdotal evidence that people are increasingly replacing their pharmaceutical medications, often opioid-based, with medical cannabis to help them sleep and reduce pain. Researchers at [...]

Researchers implore hospice staff to educate staff on medical cannabis

By | June 28th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Hospice, News, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A new survey from the US has found that the vast majority of hospice staff in America support the use of medical cannabis for their patients. A survey asking 310 hospice clinicians and administrators in 40 states for their views on medical cannabis in hospice care has found that more than 91% of [...]

Australian research shows CBD has potential to be powerful new antibiotic

By | June 27th, 2019|Categories: Antibacterial, Australia, Cannabis, News, Research|

New research has found that cannabis could revolutionise the way we treat bacterial skin infections. Australian researchers at the University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) have discovered that CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical compound in cannabis, is active against the bacteria responsible for many serious infections such as golden staph and pneumonia, [...]

New research claims “women are underrepresented by cannabis research,” while finding no link between cannabis and psychosis

By | June 6th, 2019|Categories: Mental Health, News, Psychosis, Research, UK, Womean|

Women are being underrepresented in cannabis research, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of York reviewed current research to gain an understanding of possible gaps in the understanding of the relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia. As well as finding a “gender bias” in research, the researchers also found that there [...]

Research finds medical cannabis may help prevent death from heart attacks

By | June 4th, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Colorado, Heart, Legalisation, News, Research, USA|

A study has found evidence that medical cannabis helps prevent death following heart-attacks. Researchers at the University of Colorado launched a study in 2018 to investigate their hypothesis that due to cannabis being legalised around the world, leading to an increase in use, more people being admitted to hospital due to acute myocardial [...]

New research finds more evidence medical cannabis may reduce seizures in epileptic children

By | May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Children, Dravet Syndrome, Epilepsy, News, Research, USA|

According to a phase 3 study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019, taking a pharmaceutical formulation of cannabidiol cut seizure rates nearly in half for children with a rare and severe type of epilepsy. This is called Dravet syndrome, which starts in infancy, and can lead to [...]

Research indicates medical cannabis could hold the key to treating PTSD

By | May 1st, 2019|Categories: Cannabis, Cannabis Prohibiton, CBD, Doctors, Endocannabinoid System, Endocannabinoids, Legalisation, News, PTSD, Research, UK, USA|

Multiple studies have found strong evidence that cannabis can help treat PTSD Cannabinoids reduce REM sleep, prevent nightmares Cannabinoids also prevent the retrieval of the underlying trauma PTSD diagnoses among UK military personnel rose by 2% in a decade With more research into the medicinal properties of cannabis comes a greater understanding of [...]

CBD and sleep: Research shows CBD can be used safely to treat insomnia and anxiety

By | April 29th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Cannabis, CBD, Insomnia, News, Psychosis, Sleep|

300,000 Brits are currently using CBD Anxiety and insomnia are two popular medical conditions CBD is used to treat American researchers have new evidence to support the use of CBD to treat both anxiety and insomnia 79.2% of patients with anxiety and 66.7% of patients with sleep issues experienced an improvement Cannabidiol (CBD) [...]

Cannabis strains high in CBD may ‘protect brain’ from THC, research shows

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Brain, Cannabis, Cannabis Oil, CBD, Legalisation, Mental Health, News, Research, USA|

ew study from UCL show CBD may help protect brain from ‘harmful’ effects of THC Researchers believe CBD may be able to be used as a treatment for psychosis There is no conclusive evidence that THC causes psychosis; only correlations found so far Researchers want cannabis high in CBD more readily available, suggesting [...]