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Archive for January 2014

Medical Cannabis Legalization Has Reduced Suicides

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health – which is an update of a 2011 study – has found that states which have legalized medical cannabis have seen a significant reduction in suicides, especially among young adults aged 20 to 29. For the study, researchers “obtained state-level suicide data from the National Vital Statistics System’s Mortality Detail Files for…

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Published Study Shows That Cannabis May Treat Panic Disorder

A new study published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoids may treat panic disorders. “The present study investigated the effects of systemic or intra-dorsolateral periaqueductal gray (dlPAG) administration of CB1 agonists [meant to mimic cannabinoids] on behavioural changes induced in rats by predator (a live cat)…

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Marijuana Treatment for Neuropathic Pain, Study Shows

A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel group study published in this month’s issue of the European Journal of Pain, and published online early by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis can significantly reduce pain and improve sleep in those with neuropathic pain. For the study; “303 patients with PNP (peripheral neuropathic pain) associated with allodynia were screened; 128 were…

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