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Marijuana Can Increase the Risk of Psychosis

From occasional usage to the daily user, marijuana can effect cognitive behavior and heighten the risk of psychotic-like experiences.

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How Legalizing Cannabis Can Help Society

A legal, not-for-profit model would result in community groups and drug treatment facilities being better funded.

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Vaping Cannabis May Expose Users to Carcinogenic Compounds

New research shows that the agents commonly mixed with cannabis oil for vaping can also produce cancer-causing compounds when heated.

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Cannabidiol Reduces Seizures in Children with Severe Epilepsy

Randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial shows decline in seizures with cannabidiol in children with drug-resistant Dravet syndrome.

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Users Trying New Marijuana Products Struggle with "Unexpected Highs"

In the context of legalization, many marijuana users will try new marijuana products and use edibles, and that doing so markedly increases the odds of experiencing an unexpected high.

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What Gives Cannabis its Flavour?

UBC scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavours, an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry.

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Cannabinoid-based Drug Effective Against Antibiotic-resistant MRSA

NEMUS Bioscience and the University of Mississippi announce significant anti-MRSA synergy data utilizing proprietary cannabinoid-based anti-infective platforms.

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Cannabis Use Increases Risk of Heart Failure

As marijuana legalization spreads, better understanding of the drugs side effects is needed.

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How the Government Limits Valid Scientific Research on Marijuana

Researchers at The University of New Mexico say the US government makes it extremely difficult to conduct any meaningful research on the risks and benefits of medicinal use of Cannabis sativa.

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Genetic Analysis of Marijuana Finds Little Evidence of Distinct Strains

Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica look very different, but their DNA tells a different story. A new genetic analysis shows that the names given to different strains of marijuana have little to do with their genetic identity.

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