The Scientist – Prof. R. Mechoulam

“As scientists, indeed, as intellectuals, we should try always to be skeptical.” Just imagine: What if the cannabis plant and its astonishing range of healing properties had been suddenly discovered today in a remote forest? The find would send seismic shockwaves blasting through the scientific community overnight. The plant would immediately come under frantically intense study in every nation on earth, and the person […]

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Cannabis, diabetes and HIV/HCV

Cannabis use is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes in patients infected both with HIV and HCV. Diabetes and insulin resistance are frequent in patients who are both infected with the HI virus [HIV] and the hepatitis C virus [HCV]. Researchers from several French institutes found that among 703 patients infected with both viruses those 319 (45%) participants, who reported […]

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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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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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