Doctors Warn Cannabis May Interact With Certain Heart Medications

A review of research published this week is leading doctors to warn that the use of cannabis may interact with medications used to treat cardiovascular disease. The review was published online by the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on Monday. Dr. Muthiah Vaduganathan, a cardiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston […]

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Cannabis Compound Could Be Weapon in Fight Against Superbugs

Mice cured of MRSA, raising hopes of treating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A compound made by cannabis plants has been found to wipe out drug-resistant bacteria, raising hopes of a new weapon in the fight against superbugs. Scientists screened five cannabis compounds for their antibiotic properties and found that one, cannabigerol (CBG), was particularly potent at killing […]

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Newfound Cannabis Compound May Be 30 Times More Potent Than THC

But we still don’t know if it causes a high or has medical benefits. Two newfound cannabinoids have been discovered in the glands of the Cannabis plant, and one of them may be at least 30 times as potent as the high-inducing compound THC. No one knows, however, exactly what effect these cannabinoids actually have […]

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New Study Reveals Main Reasons Older Women With Breast Cancer Use Cannabis (It’s Not Nausea)

Cannabis to alleviate the nausea and vomiting associated with cancer treatments is considered one of the medical applications most strongly supported by research, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s report on the Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. But cancer encompasses an entire range of diseases, with treatments – and side-effects […]

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To Unlock the Potential of Cannabis, The Industry Needs More Research

A recent spate of vaping-related lung illnesses has lawmakers and health officials calling for more testing of legal cannabis products. But because cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug by the federal government, states’ hands are tied when it comes to testing. One way to open the door to more cannabis testing is to […]

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This Biotech Company Is Sending Coffee And Marijuana To Space To Test Mutation

Over the years, astronauts have taken a lot of things to space including that random bodhi tree leaf and stuff they need to cook meals in space. We’ve managed to send some disconnected motifs of civilised human life in space and now, it looks like we’re sending our favourite plants aboard a SpaceX mission in […]

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U of a Lights Up Medical Cannabis Research Through $300,000 Donation

A new donation is fuelling research at the University of Alberta into the use of medical cannabis to treat some incurable diseases. The $300,000 in funding from Atlas Biotechnologies, an Edmonton-based medical cannabis producer, will back studies into the effectiveness of using weed to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease. Many people […]

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