University Fires The Only U.S. Academic Who Has Federal Approval To Use Marijuana In Her Research
by Nicole Flatow, ThinkProgress
The University of Arizona fired a psychiatry professor this week whose research on medical marijuana and veterans was finally green-lighted by federal authorities in March after a […]
Marijuana as Medicine
by Dr. John McPartland
Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor / Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible
by Jorge Cervantes
Cannabis (marijuana, hashish) has long been used for recreational and medicinal purposes – for 10,000 years or more. Its medical indications are manifold, […]
Government approves medical marijuana research
by Evan Halper and Cindy Carcamo, LA Times
The Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move […]
Pot Slows Cancer in Test Tube
by Daniel J. DeNoon, WebMD Health News
THC and another marijuana-derived compound slow the spread of cervical and lung cancers, test-tube studies suggest.
The new findings add to the fast-growing number of animal and cell-culture studies showing different anticancer effects for cannabinoids, […]
New York’s Medical Marijuana Experiment Begins With Caution
by Margot Adler, NPR
New York is one of the only states in the Northeast without a medical marijuana program.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was opposed to medical marijuana, and attempts to create a law have failed to get through […]
Cannabis’ Potential Exciting Researchers in Treatment of ALS, Parkinson’s Disease
A Legal Mood Lifter: Researchers are investigating a new antidepressant and pain reliever that works like cannabis (marijuana), without the illegal side effects.
A decade ago, when Daniele Piomelli went to scientific conferences, he was often the only researcher studying cannabinoids, the class of […]
Marijuana and Tourette’s Syndrome
Tourette’s syndrome (TS) is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder of unknown etiology that is characterized by involuntary vocal tics. Severity of this condition varies widely among patients. Though there is no cure for Tourette’s syndrome, the condition often improves with age. Experts estimate that 100,000 Americans are afflicted with TS.