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Cannabis-based compound may reduce seizures in children with epilepsy

Did you know that? 5 December 2018 | 0 Comments

A recent analysis of published studies indicates that the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of epilepsy in children looks promising.

Vaping cannabis produces stronger effects than smoking cannabis for infrequent users

Did you know that? 4 December 2018 | 0 Comments

In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate of short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory loss and distraction when doses were the same.

Drug use, religion explain ‘reverse gender gap’ on marijuana

Did you know that? 26 November 2018 | 0 Comments

Women tend to be more conservative than men on political questions related to marijuana. A recent study finds that this gender gap appears to be driven by religion and the fact that men are more likely to have used marijuana.

Does teen cannabis use lead to behavior problems — or vice versa?

Did you know that? 26 November 2018 | 0 Comments

New research finds that cannabis use among teens doesn’t appear to lead to greater conduct problems or greater affiliation with other teens who smoke cannabis. Instead, it’s adolescents with conduct problems or whose friends use cannabis who are more likely to gravitate toward cannabis use.

Cognitive changes in offspring of heavy cannabis-using rats

Did you know that? 7 November 2018 | 0 Comments

Researchers have seen cognitive changes in the offspring of rats exposed to heavy amounts of cannabis. Their work is one of the rare studies to look at the effects of cannabis during pregnancy. The drug is the most commonly used illicit substance among pregnant women.