Study: Medical Cannabis Use Associated With Decreased Hospital Admissions Among Patients With Sickle Cell Disease

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Sickle cell disease (SCD) patients who utilize medicinal cannabis require fewer hospitalizations as compared to SCD patients who refrain from the substance, according to clinical data published in the journal Blood. Investigators from Yale University in Connecticut and from the Sackler School of Medicine in Israel compared rates of hospital admissions over a six-month […]

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Study: Medical Cannabis Associated With Reduced Opioid Intake in Pain Patients

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ROSWELL, NM — The use of medical cannabis for a period of one-month or more is associated with reduced opioid intake in patients with cancer and/or rheumatic pain conditions, according to clinical data published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. A team of investigators from the Kymera Independent Physicians medical group in New Mexico assessed the relationship between the […]

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Study: Little Distinction Exists Among ‘Sativa’ or ‘Indica’

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MIDDLEBURY, VT — The interbreeding of cannabis plants has resulted in a dearth of pure ‘indica‘ or ‘sativa‘ strains, according to a review published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. In most cases, these classifications are used arbitrarily, the author states. “Categorizing cannabis as either ‘sativa‘ and ‘indica‘ has become an exercise in futility,” he concludes. “Ubiquitous interbreeding […]

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Study: Cannabis Lozenge Associated With Reduced Opioid Use

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA — Patients who consume plant-derived cannabis extracts in the form of an oral lozenge report reductions in chronic pain and opioid use, according to clinical data published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. Investigators from the United States, the Netherlands, and Spain assessed the safety and efficacy of the Trokie brand lozenge in a cohort […]

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Study: Cannabis Inhalation Not Associated With COPD, Other Tobacco-Related Harms

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LONDON — Cannabis smoke exposure, even long-term, is not positively associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, or irreversible airway damage, according to a literature review published in the journal Breathe. British researchers reviewed nearly 20 observational studies assessing cannabis inhalation and lung health, involving over 25,000 subjects. Investigators reported that the available literature fails to support […]

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Study: Consumers Willing to Pay a Premium for Legal Cannabis, Eschew Illegal Markets

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Consumers generally believe that cannabis sold in legal markets is “superior” to that available on the black market, and are willing to pay a premium for it, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Canada and the United States assessed adults’ opinions with regard to the impact of cannabis pricing on […]

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Risk of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms

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CHICAGO, IL — Males with a history of cannabis use are far less likely than non-users to suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), according to data published in the journal Urology. Investigators with the University of Chicago assessed the relationship between cannabis use and LUTS in a nationally representative sample of men between the ages of 20 and 59. […]

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Study: Cannabis Leaves Possess Anti-Bacterial Activity Against MRSA

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KANPUR, INDIA — Ethanol-based tinctures containing crushed cannabis leaves provide anti-bacterial effects against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to data published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine. Strains of the MRSA bacterium are often resistant to antibiotic treatment and can be associated with life-threatening infections, such as septic shock and severe pneumonia. A team of researchers from India […]

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CBD Therapy Promotes Sustained Reductions in Seizure Frequency: Study

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BIRMINGHAM, AL — Epilepsy patients administered the standardized CBD extract Epidiolex experience a significant reduction in seizures over an extended period of time, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. Investigators at the University of Alabama at Birmingham assessed the long-term daily administration of Epidiolex in a cohort of 132 […]

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Study: Same Day Marijuana Use Not Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

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BOSTON, MA — Same day use of alcohol, but not marijuana, is predictive of dating abuse among young adults, according to data published in the journal Violence Against Women. Dating abuse is defined as “physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking.” Investigators from Boston University, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the University […]

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