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A new target for marijuana

Did you know that? 18 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Cellular-level changes to a part of the brain’s reward system induced by chronic exposure to the psychoactive component of marijuana may contribute to the drug’s pleasurable and potentially addictive qualities, suggests a study in young mice.

Cannabis consumption increases violent behavior in young people in psychiatric care

Did you know that? 6 October 2017 | 0 Comments

A new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five times during the year after discharge from a psychiatric hospital demonstrates that sustained used of cannabis is associated with an increase in violent behavior in young people. Moreover, the association [...]

Antidote to synthetic cannabis ‘Spice’ intoxication could be found in slimming drug

Did you know that? 4 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Early research has potentially found an antidote that can rapidly stop the intoxicating effects of cannabis and synthetic cannabinoids.

Up to one-quarter of cancer patients use marijuana

Did you know that? 25 September 2017 | 0 Comments

A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in the past year, mostly for physical and psychological symptoms.

Cannabis, ‘spice’ – better think twice

Did you know that? 21 September 2017 | 0 Comments

Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the world, and the advent of synthetic cannabinoids creates additional challenges to the society because of their higher potency and ability to escape drug detection screenings.  Scientists have a warning about a new danger coming from cannabinoid abuse.