Reversing the negative effects of adolescent marijuana use

Did you know that? 12 September 2017 | 0 Comments

Researchers have identified a specific mechanism in the prefrontal cortex for some of the negative mental health risks associated with adolescent marijuana use. By demonstrating that adolescent THC exposure modulates the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA in the prefrontal cortex region of the brain, they were also able to identify a mechanism to reverse [...]

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CBD may protect against psychiatric risk from high-THC cannabis strains

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A study by neuroscientists finds that a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD, appears to protect against the long-term negative psychiatric effects of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

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Bonamici Files Amendment Preventing Federal Interference of State Hemp Laws

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Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) has introduced an amendment to the House appropriations bill that, if passed, would not allow funds to be used to prevent states from implementing their own state laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of industrial hemp. These laws are defined in section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of [...]

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Bill To Exclude Hemp From The Controlled Substances Act

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Congressman James Comer (R-KY-1) and 15 co-sponsors have reintroduced legislation to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp. Currently, the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 labels hemp as a Schedule I drug. H.R. 3530 excludes low-THC strains of cannabis grown for industrial purposes from the federal definition of marijuana. The majority of [...]

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Massachusetts: Medical Marijuana Patients’ Afforded Workplace Protections, High Court Rules

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State-registered medical cannabis patients may sue a private employer for discrimination if they are fired for their off-the-job marijuana use, according to a first in the nation ruling issued today by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Opining for the court, Chief Justice Ralph Gants determined that it is “not facially unreasonable” for employers to make [...]

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