Scientific revelations are published about the healing properties of cannabis. Here are five new cannabis-centric studies that warrant mainstream attention.
Meet Oliver Miller-Medical Marijuana Patient New York Missy Miller is an Atlantic Beach resident and mother of two children, Oliver and Katy. Her 14-year-old son, Oliver, suffered a stroke in utero and as a result has a brain stem injury that causes him to have hundreds of seizures a day. Because certain strains of marijuana have received
Medical Marijuana Ingredient Prevents Brain Damage in Mice An Israeli researcher has found that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, may arrest some forms of brain damage in mice. Pharmacologist Josef Sarne of Tel Aviv University found that a minuscule amount of tetrahydrocannabinol may protect the brain after injuries from seizures, toxic drug exposure or
Debbie Wilson was disabled 22 years ago when the 16-year-old driver of a pick-up truck knocked her down and backed over her at a Kentucky Fried Chicken. He was driving the wrong way, against the arrows, as he left the restaurant. The tail end of his truck clipped her jaw, knocking out her teeth and
Researchers Study Methods to Reduce Age Changes in Brain While humans are living longer, the prevalence of dementia is also on the rise. And many researchers believe factors such as stress, accumulation of toxic waste products as well as inflammation accelerate aging in the brain. However, scientists are also learning that certain mechanisms can protect
What Cannabis Actually Does to Your Brain Archaeologists recently found a 2,700-year-old pot stash, so we know humans have been smoking weed for thousands of years. But it was only about 20 years ago that neuroscientists began to understand how it affects our brains. Scientists have known for a while that the active ingredient in cannabis
When Will Athletes Be Protected by Patient’s Rights Too? As ESPN reports, Washington State’s DeAngelo Casto has been suspended due to a small amount of marijuana that was found in his home. I don’t know if he is a qualified patient, but I know the pains athletes endure after practice and games; swelling, inflammation, pain,
You’ve heard about using marijuana and drugs derived from it to keep some of the side effects of toxic cancer chemotherapy in check. But what if smoking marijuana for 10 to 20 years could actually protect against certain tumors?
In a study, researchers have found that long-term pot smokers were roughly 62 percent less likely to develop head and neck cancers than people who did not smoke pot.
The new study featured 434 patients with head and neck cancers, which include tumors in the mouth, tongue, nose, sinuses, throat and lymph nodes in the neck, and 547 individuals without these cancers seen in the Greater Boston area from December 1999 to December 2003.
Compounds in cannabis may protect the human brain against alcohol-induced damage, according to clinical trial data published online by the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratology. Investigators at the University of California at San Diego examined white matter integrity in adolescents with histories of binge drinking and marijuana use. They reported that binge drinkers (defined as boys who consumed five or more drinks in one sitting, or girls who consumed four or more drinks at one time) showed signs of white matter damage in eight separate regions of the brain. By contrast, the binge drinkers who also used marijuana experienced less damage in seven out of the eight brain regions.