Preclinical Studies

A dried flower bud of the Cannabis plant. Credit: Public Domain Robert MacCoun, a professor of law and a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, relays the potential risks and benefits of legalizing marijuana. His research focuses on drug policy, and he has written extensively about the effects of marijuana from […]

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Many cannabis consumers have experienced the infamous red eye. The eyes are often the most common giveaway after a serious session with a vaporizer. But how does cannabis affect overall eye health? Yet, while some may find the herb’s visible effects on the eyes to be burdensome, there are several surprising ways that cannabis supports […]

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Shares of PreveCeutical Medical Inc. are expected to begin trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange on July 14 under the symbol PREV. The company, named after its focus on preventative nutraceuticals, has a pipeline that includes a cannabidiol-infused soluble gel delivery system and a dual-gene therapy targeting obesity and diabetics. In April, PreveCeutical formed a […]

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Growing medical cannabis. Credit: Tilray Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing. This has prompted the editors of Epilepsy Behavior to produce a […]

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(HealthDay)—Cannabidiol could be beneficial for the treatment of oral mucositis, although data on its use in dentistry are scarce, according to a review published online Feb. 12 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. L.F. Cuba, from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and colleagues conducted a systematic […]

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Credit: Elena Zhukova At a Paul McCartney concert at San Francisco’s ATT Park in 2010, Matthew Springer, PhD, wasn’t shocked to be surrounded by a haze of marijuana smoke. He was, however, amazed that the audience tolerated it without complaint. … read more at: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-06-marijuana-legalization.html

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A grey-haired woman in her early 60s daintily lifts small trays topped with different varieties of marijuana to her nose, sniffing each of them carefully. “Which one would you recommend for someone with medical issues?” she asks salesman Paul Monot, co-founder of the DrGreen shop in western Switzerland. Posters of bright green cannabis plants advertise […]

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A medical marijuana oil program approved by the Iowa Legislature might not offer much help to patients with qualifying medical conditions, but advocates say it’s at least a step in the right direction. The measure approved by lawmakers in the final hours of the legislative session Saturday would expand a little-used program now only available […]

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Using cannabis or marijuana for medicinal purposes is a hot topic right now among patients and health practitioners. It’s regularly touted as a pain reliever for many chronic illnesses. According to the National Cancer Institute, here are some of the facts about medical marijuana and its suggested uses: It’s grown all over the world. The plant is grown […]

Mutated optic rod photoreceptors have been reprogrammed, using the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9, reversing cellular degeneration and restoring visual function in two mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa. The study was done by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, with colleagues in China. Retinitis […]