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63% of Breast Milk Samples from Mothers Using Marijuana Contained the Drug

Scientists have found the primary psychoactive component of marijuana in 63% of breast milk samples for up to six days after the mother’s last reported use.

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Scientists Identify 35 Genes Associated with Cannabis Use

A large-scale genetic study found that some of the same genes associated with the use of cannabis are also associated with certain personality types and psychiatric conditions.

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Getting High on Worms

In parasitic worm infection both the host and the worm produce cannabis-like molecules.

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Researcher Recognized for Work on Promising Synthetic CBD-derived Drug

EHP-101 has shown promise for the modulation of relevant multiple sclerosis targets, having PPARγ and CB2-mediated anti-inflammatory activity, and the potential to enhance remyelination.

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Proposal Seeks to Improve Assessment of Drug Risks

A drug policy researcher is proposing a suite of changes to overhaul the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs drug policies across Europe.

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Canadian University to Examine Efficacy of CBD for Pain, Anxiety and Depression

The project will investigate the pain relief properties of CBD oil by exploring its mechanism of action in pain and associated depression and anxiety.

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Cannabis Genome Mapping Beats Human Genome Project Benchmark

A team at Medicinal Genomics have successfully sequenced the cannabis genome at 640kb N50, representing a 28% improvement on the Human Genome Project standard.

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Misleading Press Coverage Could Impact Use of Medicinal Cannabis

The media is claiming that long-term cannabis use could result in damage to the human brain based on findings from a research study that used neither cannabis or humans.

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How Cannabis Relieves Intestinal Inflammation Has Been Revealed

This is the first time scientists have reported a biological mechanism to explain why some marijuana users have reported beneficial effects from cannabis on intestine inflammation conditions such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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