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UC San Diego study to examine cannabis plant extract's effect on severe autism

San Diego researchers are looking into the potential of using cannabidiol as a treatment for severe autism.

Could hemp help to beat ovarian cancer?

Although hemp has fallen out of favor over the years, some scientists believe that a certain strain could help in the battle against ovarian cancer.

Scientific guidelines for using cannabis to treat stress, anxiety and depression

In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples' self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home.

How can medical marijuana benefit older adults?

Managing symptoms such as pain, nausea, and psychiatric illness can be challenging as people age. A new review highlights what's currently known about the indications and risks of medical marijuana use for older adults.

Breaking new ground: Zelda Therapeutics to test effects of cannabis on diabetic dementia

Bio-pharmaceutical company Zelda Therapeutics (ASX: ZLD) has partnered with Curtin University to test the effects of cannabis on cognitive decline, one of the most debilitating symptoms of diabetes.

New study seeks to determine effectiveness of synthetic cannabis in relieving joint pain in lupus

Researchers at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research on Long Island, New York have announced they are leading a nationwide clinical trial that will test the efficacy of a synthetic cannabinoid derivative, without mood-altering properties, for the treatment of joint inflammation in lupus.

Federal limits on medical marijuana research hinder patients' relief

The problem stems partly from the fact that the federal government's restrictive marijuana research policies have not been overhauled in more than 40 years, researchers say.

Legal marijuana Is lessening the opioid epidemic, 2 new studies show

According to two newly published studies in JAMA Internal Medicine, medical and recreational pot may offer a benefit to the American public: a reduction in opioid use.

Pharmaceutical giants are sidestepping US marijuana restrictions to research cannabis-based drugs

Federal policies restricting marijuana research have made it difficult to study marijuana and produce cannabis-based drugs - but that isn't stopping pharmaceutical companies from doing it.

How Jefferson Health Birthed the United States' First Major Cannabis Research Program

The medical cannabis program in Pennsylvania is about to enter unprecedented territory as it embarks on the nation’s first state-sanctioned research program.