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Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer

April 23rd, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Hemp shows potential for treating ovarian cancer

Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. Hemp is part of the same cannabis family as marijuana but doesn't have any psychoactive properties or cause addiction.

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Prenatal cannabis use associated with low birth weights

April 23rd, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Prenatal cannabis use associated with low birth weights

With marijuana use during pregnancy on the rise, a new study shows that prenatal cannabis use was associated with a 50 percent increased likelihood of low birth weight, setting the stage for serious future health problems including infection and time spent in neonatal intensive care units.

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Scientific guidelines for using cannabis to treat stress, anxiety and depression

April 22nd, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Scientific guidelines for using cannabis to treat stress, anxiety and depression

In a first-of-a-kind study, scientists examined how peoples' self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home.

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How can medical marijuana benefit older adults?

April 21st, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

How can medical marijuana benefit older adults?

Managing symptoms such as pain, nausea, and psychiatric illness can be challenging as people age. A new review highlights what's currently known about the indications and risks of medical marijuana use for older adults.

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People who use medical marijuana more likely to use and misuse other prescription drugs

April 18th, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

People who use medical marijuana more likely to use and misuse other prescription drugs

Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use -- including pain relievers.

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Position statement: Avoid using medical marijuana to treat sleep apnea

April 16th, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Position statement: Avoid using medical marijuana to treat sleep apnea

Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

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Medical marijuana gets wary welcome from older adults, poll shows

April 3rd, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Medical marijuana gets wary welcome from older adults, poll shows

Few older adults use medical marijuana, a new national poll finds, but the majority support its use if a doctor recommends it, and might talk to their own doctor about it if they developed a serious health condition. And two-thirds say the government should do more to study the drug's health effects.

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Legalized medical cannabis lowers opioid use, study finds

April 2nd, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Legalized medical cannabis lowers opioid use, study finds

U.S. states that have approved medical cannabis laws saw a dramatic reduction in opioid use, according to a new study.

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Relationship between legal cannabis and opioid prescribing examined

April 2nd, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Relationship between legal cannabis and opioid prescribing examined

Alternative methods of pain management have been a topic of discussion as the United States grapples with the opioid and heroin epidemic. New research finds that medical and adult-use cannabis laws were associated with lower opioid prescribing rates.

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Marijuana may lead non-smokers to cigarettes

March 30th, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Marijuana may lead non-smokers to cigarettes

While cigarette smoking is declining, marijuana use is rising and, disproportionately, marijuana users also smoke cigarettes. Our new study reports that cannabis use was associated with an increased initiation of cigarette smoking among non-cigarette smokers, and that adults who smoke cigarettes and use cannabis are less likely to quit smoking cigarettes than those who do not use cannabis. Former smokers who use cannabis are also more likely to relapse to cigarette smoking.

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