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Futurism: We Now Have Evidence That a Marijuana Compound Can Help People With Psychosis

Futurism: We Now Have Evidence That a Marijuana Compound Can Help People With Psychosis

MIND CONTROL. Some people recreationally partake in cannabis to free their minds. But the plant’s non-intoxicating compound, cannabidiol (CBD), might actually be able to help others rein their minds in.

According to a new study from King’s College London (KCL), just one dose of CBD can reduce abnormal brain function in people with psychosis, a condition in which a person experiences a disconnect from reality and may see, hear, or believe things that aren’t actually real.

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Evolab: Beta Caryophyllene - a Terpene or Cannabinoid?

Evolab: Beta Caryophyllene - a Terpene or Cannabinoid?

Most people understand that cannabis is responsible for producing cannabinoids; most notably delta-9 THC and CBD. What many people don’t fully understand is that cannabis produces other phytochemicals (chemicals produced by plants) that are therapeutically active. Terpenes are a class of phytochemicals produced by cannabis (and other plants), and in fact scientists believe that terpenes serve as the building blocks for cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. That being said, terpenes in and of themselves are considered to be therapeutically relevant in many ways.

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Tuck: How Does Marijuana Affect Sleep?

Tuck: How Does Marijuana Affect Sleep?

In a recent survey of medical marijuana users, 76 percent of respondents reported using cannabis for relaxation and 65 percent as a sleep aid. The survey, conducted by HelloMD—the “largest community of patients using marijuana for health and wellness in the country”—also found that comorbid, insomnia-inducing factors were also popular reasons for weed intake: stress and depression. As many as 84 percent respondents reported that the mind-altering, psychoactive drug provides them with a significant relief of symptoms, and 96 percent of users said they’d recommend marijuana to their friends.

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NORML: Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased As A Consequence Of Legalization

NORML: Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased As A Consequence Of Legalization

Investigators at the University of Oregon compared traffic accident outcomes in Colorado and Washington following legalization to those in other states with similar pre-legalization economic and traffic trends. They reported, "We find that states that legalized marijuana have not experienced significantly different rates of marijuana- or alcohol-related traffic fatalities relative to their synthetic controls."

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US Health Times: Scientist Reveal What Cannabis Does to Your Bones

US Health Times: Scientist Reveal What Cannabis Does to Your Bones

A study was published by The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University. This study showed that a chemical in marijuana, known as cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD), strengthens bones and accelerates the healing of fractures, without causing any psychotropic effects.

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NORML: Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads To Decreased Arrests, No Increase In Youth Use

NORML: Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads To Decreased Arrests, No Increase In Youth Use

St. Louis, MO: State laws reducing minor marijuana possession offenses from criminal to civil violations (aka decriminalization) are associated with dramatic reductions in drug-related arrests, and are not linked to any uptick in youth cannabis use, according to data published by researchers affiliated with Washington University and the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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Nature's Remedy: CBD: An alternative to prescription drugs for almost any ailment that is legal in all 50 states without a prescription!

Nature's Remedy: CBD: An alternative to prescription drugs for almost any ailment that is legal in all 50 states without a prescription!

 If you haven't already heard, Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive component of Cannabis that seems to have a wide range of therapeutic benefits. CBD is naturally occurring in the Hemp plant and according to the United States own government patent #6,630,507 it supports the nutritional health of aging bodies. Cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

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