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Researchers figured out the amount of marijuana that helps people relax -- and how much is too much

Marijuana and relaxation have always had a bit of a funny relationship. On the one hand, nearly half of cannabis users say that their goal is to relax.

Is Cannabis an “Exit Drug”?

Dear Pot Lawyer, What do people mean when they talk about cannabis as an “exit drug”? This question may seem to fall outside the legal realm, but continued cannabis research is critical towards undercutting the fallacies that are still propping up prohibition.

A compound in cannabis is 'significantly' effective in destroying cancerous tumours in leukaemia

A compound in cannabis is 'significantly' effective in destroying cancerous tumours in leukaemia, research suggests.

How Veterans Are Helping Advance Marijuana-PTSD Research

The waiting room at the Scottsdale Research Institute in Arizona could be any doctor’s office, except for the faint smell of marijuana.

Study finds cannabis plant could hold key to improving negative symptoms of schizophrenia

An active compound in cannabis plants, once isolated, could be used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia according to findings of a new study.

Marijuana May Be A Weapon Against Brain Aging, Suggests New Study

Since the legalization movement began hitting full stride, new research discoveries about marijuana’s potential health benefits have been surfacing with regularity.

Cannabis in the treatment of epilepsy

Although cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing.

Cannabidiol slashes seizures in kids with rare epilepsy, study finds

Cannabidiol, which is found in marijuana plants, reduced the number of convulsive seizures in children with a severe and often fatal epilepsy disorder, according to research published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Chili peppers and marijuana calm the gut, study suggests

You wouldn't think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according to a new paper. The research could lead to new therapies for diabetes and colitis, and opens up intriguing questions about the relationship between the