: ' Marijuana'

Synthetic THC Provides Neuropathic Pain Relief

The use of a synthetic compound modeled after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana’s main psychoactive ingredient, has proven to be effective and well tolerated in treating chronic neuropathic pain, according to a small study published online in the [...]

Marijuana Use Increases Risk of Testicular Cancer

While the medical use of marijuana continues to be debated, a new study has found a link between recreational use of cannabis and an increased risk of developing of testicular cancer. Researchers at the University of [...]

Marijuana Use at Young Age Lowers IQ

Regular use of marijuana by adolescents causes lasting harm to a person’s intelligence, attention and memory, according to an international research team. In a long range study of over 1,000 New Zealanders, people who started using [...]

Marijuana Use Harmful During Pregnancy

Pregnant women risk harming their unborn children by using new strains of synthetic and highly potent marijuana, according to researchers at Texas A & M University, who say the argument that marijuana is a harmless drug [...]

Putting a Buzz into Chewing Gum

Juicy Fruit and Doublemint gum, step aside. You’ve got competition. One that chewing gum makers will be buzzing about. Medical Marijuana Inc. (OTC: MJNA), a San Diego based hemp producer, will introduce the first marijuana-based chewing [...]

Study Finds Teens Diverting Medical Marijuana

Teenagers in substance abuse treatment programs frequently use medical marijuana intended for someone else, according to researchers at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine. Their study calls into question the adequacy of safeguards to prevent [...]

Researcher Says Marijuana is Safer Alternative to Painkillers

Marijuana is an effective treatment for chronic pain and is a safer alternative than opioid analgesics, according to a Canadian researcher at the Centre for Addictions Research  at the University of Victoria. Phillippe Lucas,MA, reviewed numerous [...]

Marijuana Eases Pain of Multiple Sclerosis

Another study has found that marijuana can ease pain and muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. Researchers at the University of Plymouth in England studied 279 MS patients over a 12 week period, assessing the [...]

Medicinal Pot Popular for Fibromyalgia Pain

Many fibromyalgia patients are smoking marijuana or taking synthetic forms of cannabinoids to help relieve their pain, according to a Canadian study.  But the researchers also found that marijuana use by fibromyalgia patients was also associated [...]

Teenage Marijuana Use Rising

The number of American teenagers regularly using marijuana has risen sharply since 2008, according to a national survey by The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Over one in four teens have used marijuana in the past month and [...]