Cannabidiol and bone fracture

Cannabidiol improves bone fracture healing in rats Scientists of the Bone Laboratory of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, reported that the major non-psychoactive cannabis constituent, cannabidiol (CBD), enhances the biomechanical properties of healing bone fractures in rats. The maximal load capacity, but not the stiffness, of thigh bones from rats given a mixture of CBD and THC for 8 weeks […]

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THC and dementia in older persons

THC may safely be used in older persons with dementia Only few of 98 patients with a mean age of 77 years suffering from dementia, who received THC experienced side effects, researchers wrote in the journal Psychopharmacology. In a random order they received a placebo for six weeks and 0.75 to 1.5 mg THC twice daily for another six weeks […]

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Cannabis and risk of psychosis

Does cannabis very high in THC increase the risk of psychosis? As a part of recent study into the psychological consequences of cannabis, a team of researchers in the United Kingdom looked at the details of first-episode psychotic incidents treated at hospitals in South London. “Compared with those who had never tried cannabis, users of high potency ‘skunk-like’ cannabis had […]

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How cannabis increases appetite

How cannabis increases appetite The uncontrollable urge to eat after using cannabis appears to be driven by neurons in the brain that are normally involved in suppressing appetite, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the journal Nature. Lead author Tamas Horvath and his colleagues set out to monitor the brain circuitry that promotes eating […]

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CBD anti-inflamatory

A CBD rich cannabis extract showed better anti-inflammatory effects than pure cannabidiol In experiments with mice a CBD rich cannabis extract was superior in reducing inflammation than pure CBD. This is the result of research by scientists of Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. They used a cannabis strain called Avidekel to prepare extracts, which were given either orally or injected […]

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Cannabis reduces brain in adolescentes?

Daily cannabis use by adolescents and adults is not associated with reduced brain mass Daily cannabis use is not associated with brain shrinkage when controlling for the effects of alcohol consumption on those who both drink and smoke cannabis, a new study led by neuroscientists at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr Kent Hutchison, the senior author of the […]

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