Consumption of alcohol and cigarettes by young adults declines following cannabis legalisation

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A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health has found that the legalisation of cannabis leads to lower use of alcohol, cigarettes, and pain medications by young adults. The study, conducted by researchers with the University of Washington assessed trends in alcohol, nicotine, and non-prescribed pain drug use among a group of over 12,500…

Cannabis is an effective treatment for fatigue, study finds

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A large scale study into the effects of consuming cannabis flower as a treatment for fatigue has found positive results, according to data collected by researchers at the University of New Mexico. Researchers studied data taken from 3,922 self-administered cannabis sessions from 1,224 participants using an app called Releaf. The app is designed to help…

Patients using cannabis to treat anxiety and depression experience improved outcomes

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A retrospective study by Harvest Medicine in Canada has found that using medical cannabis can help patients treat the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Researchers wanted to understand the impact medical cannabis had on outcomes for patients experiencing anxiety or depression. By looking at data from 7,362 patients who received their medical cannabis documentation and…

Psilocybin breaks rigid patterns in the depressed brain, study shows

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Psilocybin, the active compound in magic mushrooms, can ‘open up’ the brains of people with depression, helping patients to overcome rigid thought patterns and negative fixations, new research suggests. A study led by the Imperial Centre for Psychedelic Research has shown that psilocybin therapy increases brain connectivity in people living with depression, even weeks after…

CBD pill found to be effective alternative to opioids when treating shoulder pain

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America is currently living through an opioid epidemic that has had deadly consequences for its communities for decades. 2020 was the deadliest on record with over 75,000 overdoses directly related to opioids. Many observers agree this crisis was born in the early 1990s and was exacerbated in 1995 by the licensing and the mass marketing…

Ketamine could be used safely in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, study finds

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Low-dose ketamine infusion appears to be effective at reducing levodopa-induced dyskinesia (LID) in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Topline results from a Phase 2 study conducted by PharmaTher, a leading company in speciality ketamine pharmaceuticals, show that 100% of patients treated with ketamine experienced a reduction in dyskinesias, with no serious side effects.   The study aimed…