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

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

Research finds medical cannabis may help prevent death from heart attacks

Research finds medical cannabis may help prevent death from heart attacks 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…

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

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

Research indicates medical cannabis could hold the key to treating PTSD

Research indicates medical cannabis could hold the key to treating PTSD 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…

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

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

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

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

Research suggests regular cannabis users may need more anaesthesia for surgery

Research suggests regular cannabis users may need more anaesthesia for surgery Cannabis users may need double the anaesthetic non-cannabis users do Researchers in Colorado studied 250 patients needing colonoscopies 10% were cannabis users Those 10% needed more than double anaesthetic the non-cannabis users did A new study from the US has found evidence that regular cannabis…

Research finds cancer patients report “significant reduction” in severity of symptoms

Research finds cancer patients report “significant reduction” in severity of symptoms New research finds more evidence cannabis can help treat symptoms relating to cancer 1,120 cancer patients in Minnesota were studied over a four-month period 50% of patients reported at least a 30% decrease in vomiting after four months Researchers at Minnesota’s medical cannabis programme have…

Israeli Researchers find link between Endocannabinoid deficiency and Autism disorders

Israeli Researchers find link between Endocannabinoid deficiency and Autism disorders Israeli Researchers find link between low levels of endocannabinoids and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) They believe CBD may help raise levels of endocannabinoids Parents are taking control of their children’s ASD treatment plans, adding legal CBD products Groups like “CBDs of Autism” are helping…

Research finds THC more effective than CBD for treating pain

Research finds THC more effective than CBD for treating pain Researchers in the USA claim different levels of THC more important in treating chronic pain than CBD Over 3,000 patients self-reported their medical cannabis experience were surveyed “THC generates measurable improvements in symptom relief.” A new study has found evidence that THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis,…