Thousands of cannabis-derived products are now on the market.
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Researchers are working to determine how and which cannabis products can help those suffering from chronic pain or serious illness. But science is having a hard time keeping up with the booming market.
A healthy endocannabinoid system is critical to the human body’s immune functions.
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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.
Since 2018, it has been legal in the U.S. to use a drug made from purified cannabis-derived cannabidiol – CBD – to treat certain childhood seizure disorders.
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CBD isn’t a miracle cure for everything that ails a person – but science shows that it has the potential to help treat a number of health conditions.
Many people use cannabis to manage pain.
Our study also examined the way media coverage may affect a patient’s expectations of cannabis in treating pain.
The cannabis plant produces both THC – the psychoactive component in marijuana – and the compound commonly known as CBD, which does not lead to a ‘high.’
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Studies suggest that marijuana and CBD use might help relieve chronic pain while also reducing a patient’s need for opioids.
A survey of more than 2,000 people as Melbourne reopened after COVID lockdowns shows the pandemic and digital technology have made the city less a place of work, more a place to visit now and then.
While licensed retailers are subject to inspections and constrained to selling products sourced through licensed channels, the unlicensed market seems to operate outside these requirements, with little pressure from law enforcement.
Policy-makers and stakeholders in Canada should re-examine CBD policies and ensure they are protecting, rather than confusing, consumers.
Health claims around CBD grew after the FDA approved a drug containing CBD to treat seizures from two rare forms of epilepsy.
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Scholars weigh in on the known and unknown about marijuana and its incarnations.
Exercise spurs the release of the body’s natural cannabinoids, which have myriad benefits for mental health and stress relief.
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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.
MDMA has therapeutic potential for the treatment of PTSD.
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Some psychedelic drugs – paired with therapy – hold great potential for helping sufferers of PTSD, depression and other mental health disorders.
Cannabis is a complex plant, ideally labelling of cannabis products should accurately reflect the combinations of psychoactive ingredients present in a strain.
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.
During the pandemic Americans turned to CBD, which purports to have calming effects.
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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.
The University of Paris-Saclay is part of a vast research-intensive academic and business cluster being built on former farmland.
World-leading university campus developments overseas call into question plans for CBD-based campuses in Australia. They might be good for CBD development, but what about the universities themselves?
Out of the 400 plus chemical compounds in the cannabis plant, CBD and THC are only the most well-known, and researched, cannabinoids.
Instead of free parking, our post-COVID CBDs need a big vision to become attractive destinations that aren’t car-friendly at the expense of being people-friendly.
Hundreds of CBD products – including gummies – are now on the market.
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The jury’s still out on whether or not CBD relieves stress and anxiety.
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.
CBD retailers were already struggling before the pandemic. The contrast in fortunes with suburban retail activity is stark, and there are good reasons to think the shift could be permanent.
City by city, the data on CBD visitors vary with the severity of COVID-19 outbreaks and restrictions. But none of the CBDs has recovered former activity levels, and some might never fully recover.