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Psychosis: cannabis extract normalises brain function

New research shows that a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol reduces abnormal brain activity in people with psychosis

In test with rats, cannabidiol showed sustained effects against depression for seven days

The findings reinforce those of prior research showing that cannabidiol has promising therapeutic potential in the treatment of broad-spectrum depression in preclinical and human models

Cannabidiol (CBD) — what we know and what we don't

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an active ingredient in cannabis derived from the hemp plant and may help treat conditions like pain, insomnia, and anxiety

DEA is pushing to increase cannabis growth, reduce opioid prescriptions

In the face of a nation-wide epidemic of opioid abuse, the Drug Enforcement Administration seems to be changing its tune on cannabis

Illicit cannabis used for pain, mental health, sleep conditions

New MJA paper shows patterns of cannabis self-medication

Cannabis link to relieving intestinal inflammation explained

Reports from cannabis users that the drug reduces the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may finally be explained

Recommendations of the 40th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence

The Committee recommended that preparations considered to be pure CBD should not be scheduled within the International Drug Control Conventions

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Jefferson University cannabis innovation competition accepting submissions

The 2018 JAZ Tank Challenge:the first of its kind in academia will be accepting submissions through August 20th

The cannabis breathalyser is here...maybe

As cannabis legalisation spreads, police are asking for better tools to detect drugged drivers

Cannabis has no effect on exercise performance, breathlessness in COPD, study says

The use of inhaled vaporized cannabis neither improved nor worsened exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness for patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease