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Why more college students are calming anxiety with medical cannabis

One in four college students take antidepressants or mood stabilizers, and many are finding relief with medical cannabis. But their therapists remain wary

Thomas Jefferson University offers first cannabis education course for doctors

This autumn, America’s first and only cannabis education certificate program will be made available at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Why cannabis gives you the munchies: first ever study on the drug's hunger-inducing qualities

Researchers in Washington say the study is timely as cannabis given to cancer and HIV patients to treat appetite loss without knowing how it interacts with their bodies or their diseases

Lack of evidence doesn't stop student use of cannabis for mental health, UoC survey suggests

University of Calgary students are using cannabis to treat everything from pain to anxiety, according to the lead researcher of a newly released study

The curious case of the cannabis aphid

The first confirmed sighting of the cannabis aphid in North America was in 2016. Since then, the hungry bug has spread rapidly across the continent

Coming soon to a lab near you? Genetically modified cannabis

Scientists might be able to draw from new sources of cannabis compounds for research

Parents unknowingly give THC-tinged cannabis to children with epilepsy

Some parents are unknowingly giving their children the potentially intoxicating cannabinoid THC in their desperate attempts to relieve their epileptic seizures, a groundbreaking study reveals

This huge new study suggests that cannabis doesn't help chronic pain

Australian research has generally failed to find evidence that cannabis can help to treat pain, yet these results contradict what we're seeing in international studies

Sativex Relieves Pain in MS Patients, Italian Study Confirms

Sativex relieves pain in MS patients, Italian study confirms

Researchers from Italy confirmed that Sativex spray is beneficial in alleviating pain in patients with multiple sclerosis and improves their pain sensitivity to cold temperatures

The FDA just opened the door to transforming cannabis policy

But will the Trump administration take this opportunity?