Recent studies are showing that both heavy and prolonged alcohol and marijuana consumption can lead to short-term memory issues in middle age.
A new study says it is possible to fail a drug test just by inhaling second-hand marijuana smoke, however it’s still probable that in most cases you’ll still pass. The study took participants and paired them with a marijuana smoker in a sealed, poorly ventilated room. Three rounds were administered,
A recent study has checked the homework of another study which proclaimed that daily marijuana use was associated with brain abnormalities and has found it to be incorrect. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the new study says that the results indicate that, when carefully controlling for alcohol use, gender,
A bill has been filed in the Texas House of Representatives which would legalize hemp cultivation for research purposes. Filed by Rep. Joe Farias, a Democrat out of San Antonio, HB 557 would grant institutions of higher education the ability to commission the cultivation of hemp and possess it for
Paul Armentano took the time to tackle some anecdotal claims made by Susan Shapiro who described her previous use of marijuana as “an extreme addiction.” Touching first on the subject of addictiveness, he states “most people who experiment with pot do not become dependent upon it. In truth, most users
Replenishing the supply of a molecule that normally activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain could relieve mood and anxiety disorders and enable some people to quit using marijuana, a Vanderbilt University study suggests. Cannabinoid receptors are normally activated by compounds in the brain called endocannabinoids, the most abundant of which
A recent study is touting the success of combining active ingredients in cannabis with radiation to better fight brain tumors. Using Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) researchers observed dramatic reductions in tumor volumes when both cannabinoids were used with irradiation.
Two founding doctors in a new Houston biotech firm will participate in a medical marijuana Q&A session at the University of Houston. Dr. Elias Jackson, co-founder and president of Vyripharm Biopharmaceuticals, and Dr. David J. Yang, former Chief of Radiotheranostic at the Department of Cancer Systems Imaging at the MD
The effects of chronic marijuana use on the brain may depend on age of first use and duration of use, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas. In a paper published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), researchers
People have been using cannabis to help manage their symptoms resulting from Crohn’s Disease for quite some time now. A newly released paper adds evidence to support marijuana’s efficacy for sufferers of the disease. The journal Pharmacology published a new paper titled ‘Cannabis Finds Its Way into Treatment of Crohn’s
A study conducted by the University of Alicante in Spain found that compounds in marijuana may help to slow down vision loss caused by retinitis pigmentosa, or RP.
According to the Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas leads the nation in cotton production and brought in $2.2 billion in cash receipts from cotton in 2012. However, these numbers do not mean that all is well with cotton production in Texas.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology – the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons – is reminding the public that it does not recommend marijuana or other cannabis products for the treatment of glaucoma.