Stop claiming marijuana cures cancer — FDA warns against unproven claims

Let’s stick to what’s scientifically proven, shall we?

Cannabis genome project will allow for new crops, better medicine

They’re not interested in the ‘high’ part of cannabis, though.

Chronic cannabis use seems to “blunt” our stress reactivity, paper reports

That’s not necessarily a good thing, however.

What is THC: the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana

THC has beneficial health outcomes but also carries risks. Let’s see what the science says about it.

Is lighting up the answer to America’s opioid epidemic?

Opiates kill pain — but they also kill people.

Low doses of THC can relieve stress, while high doses to the opposite

It’s all about moderation, guys. Keep it down to a small buzz, researchers suggest.

CBD oil made from cannabis cuts rare epileptic seizures in half

Although anecdotal evidence abounds, this is the first time science confirms cannabis compounds can treat epilepsy.

Dank science: Jerusalem University launches marijuana study center

This new research center is set to deliver quite a buzz.

Scientists find the genes that give cannabis its flavour

From lemony to skunky to earthy.

More and more people support legalizing marijuana — with economic arguments

A new Cornell study found that people who support legalizing marijuana are not potheads at all — they have practical, economic reasons.

Epilepsy patients turning more and more to medical cannabis

A new study revealed that 14% of people with epilepsy have turned to cannabis to alleviate their condition — almost all of them report significant improvements.

Massive report on cannabis confirms health benefits, calls for more research

Roll up! Your sleeves so we can do some research, of course.

Self-treating depression and anxiety with pot might work for a while, but it’s probably bad in the long-term

It’s not a waterproof study, but it’s a good starting point for further research.

Ancient Chinese 2,500-year-old grave was covered in a shroud of 13 Cannabis plants

The plants were so well preserved, they still contained THC-rich trichomes — even after all this time!

U.S. government rejects bid to re-schedule pot, but relaxes barriers for marijuana research

The U.S. government threw a bone, at least.

Cannabis use in pregnancy linked to low birthweight and intensive care

Just don’t do it.

The “war on drugs” has only harmed human rights and public health — not supply and demand

A new report questions the legitimacy of today’s “War on Drugs,” seeing as the five-decade long process has failed to reduce either the supply or demand for narcotics. The authors urge for ‘scientifically grounded’ policies to be implemented, including regulated markets for cannabis.

How long drugs stay in your body

Who hasn’t wondered at one point how long different drugs stay in the body?

Years-worth of smoking pot might make you forget words in middle age

Researchers looked at the long-term exposure of marijuana on cognitive skills. Current users showed poorer cognitive ability across all the mediums the researchers tested. What was interesting is that among those who reported not using marijuana anymore, but used to, there was a pattern that suggested poorer verbal memory, which the ability to remember words. For every five year of cumulative marijuana use (365 days of smoking pot x 5), one in two people on average remembered one word fewer out of a list of fifteen.

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