Tagged: Cannabis

Could a cannabis pill reduce chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting? - Guest Work

Guest Work Jul 17, 2017

Peter Grimison, University of Sydney For some cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, the thought of joining their loved ones for a meal can be, quite literally, sickening. Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy can cause devastating physical side effects and wreck a patient’s social and family life. Patients say they find it difficult to manage the expectations of well-meaning … Read More

Self control, the harms of pot, and fat genes: how the 44-year-old Dunedin study keeps on giving - Guest Work

Guest Work Nov 11, 2016

By Gita Mishra, The University of Queensland After almost four-and-a half decades and from modest beginnings, the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study has evolved into one of the most significant long-term tracking studies (known as longitudinal cohort studies) in the world. It started with just over 1,000 participants, born from April 1972 to March 1973. This cohort … Read More

Another advantage of legal medical marijuana - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Sep 08, 2016

Another post at the ProMarket blog highlights the cost advantages of medical marijuana, at least in the institutional framework for healthcare currently in use in the US. A new working paper by University of Georgia researchers shows that medical marijuana leads to sharp drops in the number of prescriptions for branded drugs.The paper estimates savings of … Read More

Medicinal cannabis collides with e-cigarettes - News

Erica Mather May 27, 2016

Swiss researchers reveal that the vaporisation of cannabis oil, termed ‘cannavaping’ is a less hazardous way to administer medicinal cannabis compared to smoking, as published this week in Scientific Reports. Vincent Varlet and colleagues used butane gas to extract the psychoactive constituents (cannabinoids) from cannabis, producing butane hashish oil concentrate, which was then atomised using e-cigarettes. By analysing the … Read More

"Legal Highs", Testing, & Political Point Scoring - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 29, 2014

The removal of “legal highs” from shelves in two weeks, and the debate over using animals to test them, has science taking a backseat to politics as political parties line up to score points with the public. “Legal highs” are being withdrawn from the market because they have never been tested in terms of their toxicity (which begs the question … Read More

Natural selection or domestication? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott May 03, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Apparently scientists from Environmental Science and Research (ESR) have established that cannabis grown in New Zealand is four times stronger than when they last tested 14 years ago ( see Cannabis grown in NZ stronger than ever, study finds). I wonder if this is just an example of evolution by natural selection. [...] … Read More

Drug Driving - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Sep 22, 2009

While no-one disputes that driving under the influence of the drug alcohol makes your driving worse, a new survey reports that people driving under the influence of cannabis say their driving is unaffected or even improved by cannabis. Unfortunately, this is simply not true. Although the dose of cannabis per smoke is variable, a single [...] … Read More