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Cannabis extract helps reset brain function in psychosis

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

Cannabis extract helps reset brain function in psychosis

Researchers have found that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol can help reduce brain function abnormalities seen in people with psychosis. Results provide the first evidence of how cannabidiol acts in the brain to reduce psychotic symptoms.

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In test with rats, cannabidiol showed sustained effects against depression for seven days

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

In test with rats, cannabidiol showed sustained effects against depression for seven days

First results appeared 24h after one single dose of the marijuana component; scientists concluded that CBD activate mechanisms which repair neuronal circuitry in patients' prefrontal cortex and hippocampus.

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Differences between combined, isolated use of cannabis, nicotine on brain networks

August 28th, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Differences between combined, isolated use of cannabis, nicotine on brain networks

Researchers have investigated the effects on the brain of concurrent cannabis and nicotine use, versus the use of solely cannabis and solely nicotine.

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Marijuana found in breast milk up to six days after use

August 27th, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Marijuana found in breast milk up to six days after use

To better understand how much marijuana or constituent compounds actually get into breast milk and how long it remains, researchers conducted a study.

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Largest brain study of 62,454 scans identifies drivers of brain aging

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

Largest brain study of 62,454 scans identifies drivers of brain aging

In the largest known brain imaging study, scientists evaluated 62,454 brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) scans of more than 30,000 individuals from 9 months old to 105 years of age to investigate factors that accelerate brain aging.

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Racial disparities in prescribing opioids for chronic pain

August 20th, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Racial disparities in prescribing opioids for chronic pain

Researchers have identified racial disparities in the treatment of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain. Black patients who receive opioids long-term are more likely than whites to be tested for illicit drug use. Of those who test positive, blacks are more likely to have their opioid prescriptions discontinued, said the researchers.

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How cannabis and cannabis-based drugs harm the brain

August 13th, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

How cannabis and cannabis-based drugs harm the brain

A new study shows that the long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory.

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Positive policing changes after cannabis legalization

July 24th, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

Positive policing changes after cannabis legalization

Researchers have found that marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington has not hurt police effectiveness. In fact, clearance rates for certain crimes have improved.

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How cannabis and cannabis-based drugs harm your brain

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

How cannabis and cannabis-based drugs harm your brain

Long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory, say researchers. Their study has implications for both recreational users and people who use the drug to combat epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.

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How cannabis affects appetite: Brain changes

July 17th, 2018 cannacan Posted in Science Daily No Comments »

How cannabis affects appetite: Brain changes

New research on how cannabis use alters eating behavior could lead to treatments for appetite loss in chronic illness, according to experts. Using a new procedure to dose lab rats with cannabis vapor, the researchers found how the drug triggers hunger hormones. They also identified specific brain regions that shift to 'hungry' mode while under the influence.

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