A New Era in Medical Marijuana Research?

David Noonan | Scientific American | April 2016

For neuroscientist Chuanhai Cao, the problem with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug can be summed up in two words: dead mice.

Cao, a researcher at the University of South Florida’s Byrd Alzheimer’s […]

The Science behind the DEA’s Long War on Marijuana

David Downs | Scientific American | April 2016

Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion.

Speculation is growing about the possibility that the U.S. […]

What Happens to Your Body When You Use Medical Marijuana?

Dr.Mercola | mercola.com

Marijuana, or cannabis, has been used for at least 5,000 years and has an extensive history of traditional uses as an industrial material and a botanical medicine all throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and America.

Read on to learn more about medical marijuana’s healing benefits, how it has gotten […]

Will the FDA Succumb to Its Biggest Anti-Science Blunder?

Dr.Mercola | mercola.com

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is planning to reconsider its classification of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance — a classification, many would argue, it should not have been given in the first place.

Marijuana is legal for medical use in 23 states and Washington […]

Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer, New Study Finds

Carly Schwartz | Huffington Post | November 2014

Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation […]

Study: Marijuana Smoking Does Not Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Paul Armentano | The Daily Chronic | June 2014

Subjects who regularly inhale cannabis smoke possess no greater risk of contracting lung cancer than do those who consume it occasionally or not at all, according to data published online ahead of print in the International Journal of […]

Studies: Medical Marijuana Laws Do Not Increase Youth Marijuana Use

Paul Armentano | The Daily Chronic | April 2014

The enactment of state laws legalizing the physician-recommended use of cannabis therapy is not associated with increased levels of marijuana use by young people, according to data published online in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

Researchers at Rhode Island […]

Cannabis and Increased Survival In Brain Injury Patients

MedicalXpress.com | October 2014

Surveying patients with traumatic brain injuries, a group of Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researchers reported today that they found those who tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, were more likely to survive than those who tested negative for the illicit substance.

The […]

Cannabinoids and PTSD

NYU Medical Center

In a first-of-its-kind effort to illuminate the biochemical impact of trauma, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have discovered a connection between the quantity of cannabinoid receptors in the human brain, known as CB1 receptors, and post-traumatic stress disorder, the chronic, disabling condition that can plague trauma victims with flashbacks, […]

National Cancer Institute: Questions and Answers About Cannabis

National Cancer Institute

What is Cannabis?

Cannabis , also known as marijuana, is a plant from Central Asia that is grown in many parts of the world today. The Cannabis plant produces a resin containing compounds called cannabinoids. Some cannabinoids are psychoactive (acting on the brain and changing mood or consciousness). In the United […]