• November 28, 2020

Tags : plant medicine

Researchers Look to THC as Potential Coronavirus Treatment

Can THC alleviate the respiratory symptoms associated with coronavirus? Not yet – and possibly never – but a group of researchers in South Carolina see promise after three studies showed THC helped mice fight respiratory illnesses. Now they want to see if they get similar positive results in humans.  The THC helped the mice combat […]Read More

Hemp is a Narcotic (at least to European Commissioners)

Hemp, or CBD products, are all the rage in America, but it may soon be dubbed a narcotic in Europe. Photo by Leland Rucker You didn’t read that headline wrong. No click-bait here. The European Commission – the executive branch of the European Union – is considering whether cannabidiol, or CBD, much of which is […]Read More

Medical Marijuana Patients With ADHD Use Fewer Prescription Drugs, Study Finds

When people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) consume more medical marijuana they tend to use fewer prescription drugs, including powerful, habit-forming psychostimulants, according to a new study. Patients who used medical cannabis components—cannabinoids themselves as well as terpenes— also “reported a higher occurrence of stopping all ADHD medications,” the researchers, whose findings were published late […]Read More

People Are Skipping Sleep Aids In Favor of Marijuana, Study Reports

The scientific community is still unclear on whether or not marijuana can actually help treat sleep disturbances such as insomnia. A new study, however, found that fewer people purchase over-the-counter (OTC) sleep medications when they have legal access to cannabis. “Our results show that the market share growth for sleep aids shrank with the entry […]Read More

Medical Marijuana Laws Improve Health And Reduce Alcohol Use For Certain Groups, Study Finds

Specific groups of people seem to especially benefit the most from legislation to legalize access to marijuana for medical purposes, a new study reports. “The results suggest that a [medical marijuana law] and protected dispensaries improved self-reported health among several demographic groups, such as individuals with only a high school degree and non-whites, and especially […]Read More

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