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THC Inhibits Replication of Herpesviruses in Vitro

Researchers at the University of South Florida published an article in BioMed Central in 2004 summarizing the antiviral effects of THC and comparing THC with well-characterized antiviral drugs. They compiled data from the literature as well as from their own experimental results. The authors’ observations suggest that THC either directly or indirectly targets a viral […]
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THC Inhibits Replication of Herpesviruses in Vitro
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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: An Under-Recognized Diagnosis

With the growing spread of cannabis abuse, a novel clinical disorder has emerged, termed Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS). Researchers in Israel published a Case Communications report in the Israel Medical Association Journal in May 2015. The majority of patients with CHS are heavy users of cannabinoids, on a daily or almost daily basis for years. […]
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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: An Under-Recognized Diagnosis
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PTSD Patients Evaluated for New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program

This study reported and statistically analyzed psychometric data on PTSD symptoms collected during 80 psychiatric evaluations of patients applying to the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program from 2009 to 2011. Greater than 75% reduction in CAPS symptom scores were reported when patients were using cannabis compared to when they were not. PTSD Symptom Reports of […]
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PTSD Patients Evaluated for New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program
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Treatment of Crohn’s Disease with Cannabis

In 2011, researchers in Israel published the first study evaluating the effect of cannabis on patients with Crohn’s disease. All patients stated that consuming cannabis had a positive effect, ameliorating disease activity and reducing the need for other conventional medications. The researchers hypothesized that the observed beneficial effect in this study may be due to […]
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Treatment of Crohn’s Disease with Cannabis
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Efficacy of Inhaled Cannabis on Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego performed a randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled crossover study in 16 patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy to assess the short-term efficacy and tolerability of inhaled cannabis. This trial of inhaled cannabis demonstrated a dose-dependent reduction in diabetic peripheral neuropathy pain in patients with treatment-refractory pain. This adds […]
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Efficacy of Inhaled Cannabis on Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
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Cannabinoid–Opioid Interaction in Chronic Pain

In 2011, Nature Publishing Group released an article by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, who undertook a study of twenty-one individuals with chronic pain to delineate the synergistic effects of cannabinoids and opioids. The study concluded that vaporized cannabis augments the analgesic effects of opioids without significantly altering plasma opioid levels. The […]
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Cannabinoid–Opioid Interaction in Chronic Pain
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Endocannabinoid Signaling in Autism

In July 2015, Neurotherapeutics published an article about Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), presenting a modern view of the endocannabinoid (eCB) system, and alterations of its main components in human patients and animal models relevant to ASD. Our understanding of eCB signaling in autism is still in its infancy compared with other disorders of the central […]
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Endocannabinoid Signaling in Autism
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Cannabidiol Inhibits Human Glioma Cell Migration

In 2005, the British Journal of Pharmacology published a study evaluating the ability of cannabidiol (CBD) to impair the migration of tumor cells and thus act as a potential antitumoral compound. The results of the study reinforce the evidence of antitumoral properties of CBD, demonstrating its ability to limit tumor invasion, although the mechanism of […]
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Cannabidiol Inhibits Human Glioma Cell Migration
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The Scientist

The Scientist is a documentary that traces the story of Dr. Rafael Mechoulam from his early days as a child of the Holocaust in Bulgaria, through his immigration to Israel, and his career as the chief investigator into the chemistry and biology of the world’s most misunderstood plant.

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Cannabinoid Dose and Label Accuracy in Edible Medical Cannabis Products

From a research letter published in JAMA, greater than […]

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Cannabinoid Dose and Label Accuracy in Edible Medical Cannabis Products
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