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Preclinical study links human gene variant to THC reward in adolescent females

Did you know that? 15 February 2020 | 0 Comments

A common variation in a human gene that affects the brain’s reward processing circuit increases vulnerability to the rewarding effects of the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis in adolescent females, but not males, according to preclinical research. As adolescence represents a highly sensitive period of brain development with the highest risk for initiating cannabis use, […]

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Few consumers understand THC levels in cannabis edibles

Did you know that? 7 February 2020 | 0 Comments

Few cannabis consumers understand what the THC numbers on packages of cannabis edibles really mean, according to a new study. The study, which surveyed nearly 1,000 Canadians aged 16 to 30, found that most consumers could not identify whether a cannabis edible contained ‘low’ or ‘high’ levels of THC based on the label.

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Medicinal cannabis may not ease sleep problems in the long run

Did you know that? 25 January 2020 | 0 Comments

Medicinal cannabis might not ease sleep problems in people with chronic pain over the long term, because frequent users might build up tolerance to its sleep-inducing effects, suggests preliminary research.

Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy

Did you know that? 17 January 2020 | 0 Comments

A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development.

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Focus on opioids and cannabis in chronic pain media coverage

Did you know that? 17 January 2020 | 0 Comments

New Zealand media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found.