A THC-like substance that occurs naturally in humans and other vertebrates helps maintain immunity, memory, nerve function and more – and research suggests a lack of it can harm health.
Studies suggest that marijuana and CBD use might help relieve chronic pain while also reducing a patient’s need for opioids.
Health repercussions — including large increases in child cannabis poisonings — must outweigh industry calls to roll back cannabis regulations in the federal review of the impact of legalization.
In the mid-1800s, France was at the epicenter of the international movement to medicalize hashish, a potent form of cannabis. Now the country’s medical marijuana research is making a comeback.
Scholars weigh in on the known and unknown about marijuana and its incarnations.
In the first published survey of users of the hemp-derived compound, respondents highlight some important therapeutic effects.
Cannabis use doubles the risk of a fatal or serious-injury car crash, but some people believe it’s safer than alcohol-impaired driving. Here’s what you need to know about cannabis behind the wheel.
A growing body of research points to the body’s natural cannabinoid system as the primary driver behind the runner’s high – and the mental health boost and stress relief following exercise.
Cannabis labelling is often misleading. Labelling cannabis products with quantities of key compounds will help consumers make informed decisions.
Although a recent review found a lack of evidence to support these products, this doesn’t mean cannabis can’t help some people with sleep. We need better research.
E-cigarettes are an effective way to help people quit smoking.
Hemp, CBD and marijuana are all forms of cannabis – but they are different in significant ways, from form and legality to their potential uses as treatment for various health conditions.
Out of the 400 plus chemical compounds in the cannabis plant, CBD and THC are only the most well-known, and researched, cannabinoids.
It’s important patients taking prescribed medicinal cannabis products are not unduly penalised. But it’s equally important we minimise the chance drivers put themselves or other road users at risk.
Current research suggest it can be both helpful and harmful to memory – here’s why.
People who used strains with higher levels of THC were two times more likely to have anxiety – and four times more likely to report problems from their use.
CBD may not be a panacea for your aches and pains – and it certainly isn’t for COVID-19.
Defining what this disease is and who has it has helped those investigating the outbreak understand what caused it.
Cannabis use is common among trauma survivors, and may improve some of the symptoms of those with PTSD.
After a long prohibition, France is permitting medical cannabis trials. This isn’t the first time that France is testing medicinal marijuana – in the 19th century it led the world in this research.