Archive for December, 2015

Cannabidiol (CBD), a medical marijuana derivative, was effective in reducing seizure frequency and well-tolerated and safe for most children and young adults enrolled in a year-long study, researchers report. These latest findings provide the first estimates of safety, tolerability and efficacy of prescription CBD in children and adults with severe, highly treatment-resistant epilepsy.

Source: Marijuana derivative reduces seizures in people with treatment-resistant epilepsy: New open-label trial of prescription cannabidiol shows overall safety, efficacy — ScienceDaily

The therapeutic potential of cannabis appears limitless, extending far beyond just relieving nausea or pain in the terminally ill. Christina Sanchez, a molecular biologist from Compultense University in Madrid, Spain, has been studying the molecular activity of cannabinoids for more than 10 years, and during this time she and her colleagues have learned that tetrahydrocannabinol,

Source: Biologist Explains How Marijuana Causes Tumor Cells to Commit Suicide – allabouthealthyfood

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Source: Another reason to eat hemp seeds 

Hemp seeds are gaining increased recognition as a delicious and nutritious food, but few still know they have significant medicinal value as well.

Source: Hemp Seed Could Have Anti-Alzheimer’s Benefits, New Study Reveals

In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states. The table was set in other ways that will lead to a healthy serving of marijuana policy reform in 2016.

Source: The Top 10 Marijuana Policy Victories of 2015 | Rob Kampia

While Treating numerous other ailments by Julie Fidler Researchers in Germany say marijuana may treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) better than the popular drug Adderall. Scientists studied 30 patients with ADHD who had minimal success with Adderall or Ritalin, another popular ADHD drug. After using medical cannabis, all 30 participants reported “improved concentration and sleep”…

Source: Marijuana May Be ‘More Effective Than Adderall At Treating ADHD’ | TruthTheory

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – A purified compound derived from marijuana may help reduce seizures in children and young adults with severe forms of epilepsy that resist other treatments, a new study suggests. Patients who added a 99 percent-cannabidiol (CBD) oil to their current treatments went from an average of 30 seizures a month to fewer than 16 – representing a 37 percent reduction over 12 weeks, researchers report in Lancet Neurology. “In this group that has been extremely treatment resistant, this was an incredibly positive finding with the caveat that we didn’t have a comparison group,” said lead author Dr. Orrin Devinsky, of NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.

Source: Purified marijuana compound may reduce stubborn epileptic seizures – Yahoo News

A group of eight U.S. senators, led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, is demanding answers from key federal agencies about why the government hasn’t yet enacted policies to better facilitate scientific research into the medical benefits of marijuana.

Source: U.S. Senators Press Federal Agencies on Medical Marijuana Research | Marijuana

If recreation-legal states continue to adopt this marijuana law, big business may find itself shut out of the marijuana market.

Source: If This Marijuana Initiative Becomes the Norm, Big Business Could Be in Trouble — The Motley Fool