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Archive for the 'Marijuana (Cannabinoids)' Category

Reducing marijuana use among young women

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Researchers in Rhode Island studied the value of motivational interviewing + mindfulness meditation. (more…)

Marijuana interaction with warfarin reported

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Researchers from the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Medical Center, in Wyoming report that when taken together, 1 patient experienced bleeding from the blood “thinner” warfarin (Coumadin). (more…)

Sumarizing the mental health implications of music therapy

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Researchers at Kaohsiung Medical University, in Taiwan reviewed the evidence related to music’s effect on people with different mental illnesses. (more…)

Another dopey cannabis study

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

The left coast is a source of many useless studies of “medical” marijuana.

Here’s another from researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, in Kelowna, British Columbia. (more…)

Kaiser points out the 800-pound gorilla

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

“14 states and the District of Columbia have launched a medical experiment that doesn’t follow any of the rules of science. By approving the use of marijuana as a medicine, they are bypassing the federal government’s elaborate processes for approving medicines.”

It has happened only once before. (more…)

Cognitive effects of street cannabis in MS patients

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Given that multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with cognitive (reasoning) deterioration, researchers at the University of Toronto, in Ontario, determined the neuropsychological effects of cannabis use in these patients.

Listen up, Montel Williams. (more…)

Risks of driving while on medical cannabis

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Medical cannabis is associated with a number of adverse medical and psychiatric consequences.

Dr. Gary Reisfield (photo), who is Chief of Pain Management Services at the University of Florida College of Medicine, in Gainesville, has reviewed the risks. (more…)

Effects of cannabis on the brain

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

The effects of cannabis are mediated via cannabinoid CB1 receptors in the brain.

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, measured the effects of chronic daily cannabis smokers on these receptors. (more…)

Memory and psychotic effects of smoking cannabis

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Researchers at the University College London, in the UK, report on the acute negative effects of smoking pot.

Here are their results and why they’re important. (more…)

Neuropsychological effects of cannabis in patients with MS

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Toronto, in Ontario studied the relationship. (more…)

Cannabinoids to treat chronic non-cancer pain

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Effective options to treat patients with chronic pain are limited.

Researchers at the University of Toronto reviewed lots of different forms of cannabis. (more…)

Effects of aerobic exercise on cannabis craving

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Researchers at Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, studied non-treatment seeking cannabis-dependent adults. (more…)

Smoking cannabis to treat neuropathic pain

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Neuropathic pain is a complex, chronic pain state that usually is accompanied by tissue injury.

Researchers at McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, report that inhaled medical marijuana is better than no treatment… but not by much. (more…)

Cannabis use and the risk of psychosis

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Researchers at Prince of Wales Hospital, in New South Wales, Australia, reviewed the evidence to determine the extent to which use of cannabis, alcohol, and other psychoactive substances affect the age at onset of psychosis. (more…)

Hospitalizations due to smoking marijuana

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Researchers at Universite de Toulouse, in France, assessed cannabis-related adverse events leading to hospitalization, and the corresponding annual risk. (more…)

Safety risks of marijuana

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Ms. Leslie Bohner at Touro University in Vallejo, California summarizes the risks of medical marijuana. (more…)

Driving under the influence of cannabis

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Past studies on the impact of driving under the influence of cannabis on traffic safety showed that during the acute period of intoxication, cannabis diminishes driving faculties and raises the risk of collision.

Researchers from University de Montreal, in Quebec studied the association between impulsivity or sensation-seeking and the risk of driving under the influence of cannabis. (more…)

Negative effects of cannabis in bipolar disorder

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Research suggests that cannabis use has a negative effect on onset and outcome of schizophrenia.

Now, researchers at Eli Lilly Nederland at Houten, The Netherlands report, “cannabis users experienced less satisfaction with life and had a lower probability of having a relationship compared with nonusers.” (more…)

The status of marijuana in multiple sclerosis

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Researchers from the University of Patras Medical School in Greece have reviewed the data.


Cannabinoids to treat Tourette’s Syndrome?

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

marijuana leafThe Cochrane review concludes there’s not enough supporting data. (more…)