A new European study has linked marijuana use to psychotic episodes. The research showed evidence that heavy weed users especially those who use more potent strains are more likely to develop pyschosis later in life.
Public Health March 21, 2019
Researchers found that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, can change how genes work in sperm cells. Do these changes get passed down to the pot smoker's children conceived during the time they were using cannabis?
Public Health December 20, 2018
Vaping marijuana has become an increasingly popular means of marijuana administration of late. Researchers found that vaping marijuana is actually more potent when vaped rather than smoked.
Public Health November 30, 2018
Is a common type of mossy plant more 'medically effective' than cannabis? Researchers found that liverworts have great therapeutic potential with weaker psychoactive effects.
Earth/Environment October 27, 2018
A fifth-grade student shared THC-infused gummy bears to fourth graders at a New Mexico elementary school. School officials realized these were not ordinary candies after the children fell ill and they saw a box labeled 'Incredibles.'
Public Health January 22, 2018
Almost a dozen Indiana teenagers were sent to the hospital after experiencing adverse effects of consuming drug-laced gummy bears. The local authorities call this incident a 'wake-up call' to parents and teens.
Public Health July 7, 2017
A 10-year-old boy from Rockland County in New York has been brought to the emergency room after consuming sour gummy candy laced with medical marijuana. Find out more about the case and how THC in marijuana affects the body.
Public Health May 15, 2017
A new study discovered that tetrahydrocannabinol or THC had a positive effect on aging mice's brains and could impact human brains similarly. The human trials are expected to start in the latter half of 2017.
Public Health May 9, 2017
A pet owner urges marijuana users to be careful with their weed after her golden retriever ingested a pot-laced edible. What are the signs a pet has ingested weed?
Public Health April 30, 2017
The young man who was declined a spot on the transplant list of the University of Utah Hospital because of marijuana use has passed away. The 19-year-old received a lung transplant just four weeks ago.
Public Health April 25, 2017
A study revealed that severe epilepsy can be given relief in terms of reduction in seizures through the use of cannabidiol, a component in marijuana or cannabis plant. The trials showed a significant reduction in seizures after administering the drug.
Medicine April 19, 2017
A teen was denied treatment by the University of Utah Hospital after being diagnosed with severe pneumonia. Riley Hancey was left untreated as he tested positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol, a chief intoxicant in marijuana.
April 13, 2017
Cookies and muffins that contained cannabis oil sickened several employees at a North Carolina Hospital. Here's why no charges were filed against the person who baked the goods and the employee who brought them to the hospital.
Public Health April 5, 2017
Researchers are taking a closer look at the brain to better understand how THC affects the body, creating a 3D image of the brain’s marijuana receptor to facilitate their work.
Neuroscience October 22, 2016
A Canadian study showed that THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, led to schizophrenia-like effects in young rats. The study authors warned of increasing THC content in newer cannabis strains.
Life January 13, 2016
Electronic cigarettes allow high school students to use cannabis in less detectable way. Experts said this could expose teens to higher concentrations of THC.
Life September 7, 2015
Scientists conducted an experiment and found that THC treatment prolonged the rejection of mice of incompatible organ transplants. The researchers note more studies need to be conducted on humans, but point out how strongly effective the principal marijuana component is in the process.
Life September 4, 2015
Scientists have come up with a method for separating the two properties of cannabis. It could reduce unwanted effects such as memory loss albeit it does not change some of the beneficial effects of the chemical.
Life July 10, 2015
A Dutch study revealed that medical marijuana fails to be beneficial for patients suffering from dementia. Cannabis has been approved for medical treatments of epilepsy and Parkinson’s in some US cities like New York and scientists would like to do more future studies.
Life May 14, 2015
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has enacted a law allowing the use of medical marijuana in the state. This makes Georgia the 36th state to recognize the medicinal effects of marijuana extracts to treat illnesses.
Life April 17, 2015
Charas Scientific, a marijuana testing lab in Colorado, found that the THC concentration in legal marjuana is higher than it was three decades ago. The medical element of marijuana was absent from some samples tested.
Life March 24, 2015
Death of two men in Australia, linked to synthetic cannabis, raises alarms. Experts warn of dangers in the production and sale of such synthetic compounds.
Life January 14, 2015
Black truffles have the bliss molecule similar to the THC compound responsible for the psychological effects of marijuana. It can cost over $300 to buy 100 grams of black truffle.
Life December 24, 2014
A new breath tester for marijuana is currently being developed by a team of researchers from Washington State University. The device, similar to the currently used alcohol breath tests by the police, would make spotting of stoned drivers easier.
FUTURE TECH December 2, 2014
A new study sheds new light on the ways in which marijuana can cause paranoia in susceptible minds, and provides concrete evidence for the first time that marijuana actually causes paranoia in some people.
Life July 17, 2014
Colorado's marijuana experiment is now threatened by the popularity of eating it instead of smoking it. Edibles are becoming much more popular than the drug itself.
Life April 30, 2014
A pizzeria in East Vancouver can give you a slice of special pizza topped with medical marijuana but only if you meet certain requirements.
Life April 1, 2014
Marijuana usually gives people a good trip but synthetic marijuana has been found out to give people a different kind of trip -- to the emergency room.
Life March 21, 2014
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