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Cannabis compounds could affect developing babies, U of A study says

New research from University of Alberta biologists says some of the key compounds of cannabis could be detrimental to developing babies<p>The research, …

Cannabis

12 Facts About Sour Diesel

Would a strain by any other name smell as sweet? Sour Diesel, a name revered in toking circles, is one of the most ubiquitous, powerful, and …

Broad City

Scythian Biosciences Announces Positive Pre-Clinical Data on the Safety and Efficacy of Cannabis Derived Combination Therapy for Mild to Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

TORONTO, July 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scythian Biosciences Corp. (the "Company" or "Scythian") (TSXV:SCYB) (Frankfurt:9SB) (OTC - Nasdaq …

Cannabis

Why Canadian insurers are wary of covering medical marijuana | Reuters

TORONTO (Reuters) - Sun Life Financial, Canada's No. 2 insurer, recently started covering medical marijuana in its Canadian health insurance plan - more than 17 years after the country first legalized it.<p>The coverage, which requires employers to pay a premium, extends only to a handful of …

Cannabis

With marijuana legal, California flooded with dubious health claims about the drug

Spend a few minutes surfing Twitter and you’re likely to encounter a startling claim that comes without proof:<p>Cannabis cures cancer.<p>The online world is awash with such posts, startling scientists and physicians who are urging weed’s proselytizers to tap the brakes.<p>“We know that a component in …

Cannabis

6 Shocking Ways Weed Can Affect Your Brain

Most people know that smoking marijuana can make you feel spaced out or trigger the need for some munchies, but it also can have some other, lesser …

The Brain

Marijuana for arthritis: Latest research, patients’ experiences and best strains

Although arthritis is thought to be a disease of 65-year-olds and older, you’ll be surprised to learn that it can affect people of any age, and …

Pain

Life Insurance Companies No Longer Treating Marijuana Use as High Risk as Tobacco

Looking to legalization, firms seek young people as long-term clients, broker says Some of Canada's biggest insurance companies have updated their …

Insurance

Role of endocannabinoids in the hippocampus and amygdala in emotional memory and plasticity

Article | Published: 27 June 2018<p>This is an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. Nature Research are providing this early …

Neuroscience

'Unique' cannabis compound reverses brain aging in mice

Old mice suddenly had "young" brains after receiving low doses of a THC compound found in marijuana. The discovery has huge potential for people with …

Cannabis

The Best Casserole Recipe from Every State

Take a bite out of the best casserole recipes in the country.<p>Casseroles are comfort food at its finest. To celebrate our favorite casseroles, we …

Cooking

Legalization comes with risks: Doctors reminding public that health effects of cannabis use are real

On the heels of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's announcement Wednesday that adults will be able to legally buy and consume recreational marijuana on …

Cannabis

‘We made some terrible mistakes’: What Canada can learn from Colorado’s cannabis legalization experience

On a blustery New Year’s Day four years ago, throngs of people in toques and jackets lined up in parking lots and on sidewalks across Colorado …

Laying down the law with cannabis

Cannabis, known locally as ganja, originated as a remedial herb and gained prominence in ancient medicine for centuries. Despite its extensive …

These 8 lettuce-free salads are the antidote to summer greens burnout

During the warmer months, a big ol’ bowl of colorful, chilled salad is often <i>the</i> go-to healthy meal—whether you’re tossing together your latest …

Food

Large-scale mapping of cortical alterations in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome: Convergence with idiopathic psychosis and effects of deletion size

Article |<p>Open | Published: 13 June 2018<p>Daqiang Sun,<br>• Christopher R. K. Ching,<br>• Amy Lin,<br>• Jennifer K. Forsyth,<br>• Leila Kushan,<br>• Ariana Vajdi,<br>• Maria …

How Mapping Marijuana DNA Could Change the Future of Pot

Scientists are currently in the midst of exploring uncharted territory: The cannabis genome. Unlike with other plants, researchers don’t have a long …

Cannabis

'My Research Shows If You Use Cannabis In Low Doses In Your 40s And 50s, You Probably Don’t Get Alzheimer’s': Dr. Gary Wenk

It may be time to talk to your parents about marijuana. Smoking it every day could save their lives, according to Dr. Gary Wenk - a researcher at …

Ohio State University

Smoke A Lot Of Cannabis? You Can Probably Hold A Grudge Too

Cannabis consumers are often caricatured as laidback, peace-loving folk, but a new study suggests that marijuana connoisseurs are actually prone to …

Strain Names 'Don’t Provide Any Reliable Means Of Predicting Or Reproducing Your Cannabis Experience,' Says Dr. Adie Poe

When it comes to buying cannabis, you have to take every strain name with a grain of salt. Few can live up to the hype of their names, according to …

Mum's dementia was so bad she was kept in hospital for her own safety - but then we changed her diet

When his mum’s dementia became so severe she had to be kept in hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer thought he had lost another …

CDC Data Reveal Which Professions Attract the Most Marijuana Users

Don't worry, your bus driver is low on this list.<p>More than half of the states in the U.S. have legalized medical marijuana, recreational marijuana, …

Public Health

Reality check: Does pot have an expiry date?

The Canadian government proposed last month that legal pot be sold in plain packaging that displays a slew of warnings and other information, …

What’s Happening In Your Body When You’re Crossfaded

Hitting the bowl after a night of drinking can seem like a good idea if you're trying to unwind, but, more often than not, you end up feeling …

Cannabis

Early clinical trials not always reliable, Mayo researchers find

If the data supporting a new medical treatment look too good to be true, they just might be.<p>Researchers at the Mayo Clinic recently examined more …

Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study

Consuming cannabis every day could delay at-risk youth from moving on to injecting more dangerous drugs, according to a new study that casts doubt upon the age-old assumption that marijuana acts as a gateway for teens to try other more harmful substances.<p>The research, from scientists at the BC …

Denmark Offers Free Marijuana To Patients With Certain Conditions

Medical cannabis will soon be a state-subsidized medication for certain patients in Denmark. When the agreement comes into effect, Danish patients …

Cannabis

Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

• Facebook<br>• Google+<br>• Pinterest<br>• LinkedIn<br>• StumbleUpon<br>• E-mail<br>• Reddit<br>• Love This<p>MASSACHUSETTS: The cumulative use of cannabis is not associated with adverse effects …

Cannabis

Health Canada proposes strict limits on marijuana packaging, production

The federal government today released the results of its public consultation on the legalization of pot and revealed its proposals for how …

Cannabis

Smoking every day can increase psychosis risk, study finds

Two new studies report an increased risk of psychosis among smokers of not only marijuana, but tobacco, too.<p>The tobacco study has now been published …