Medical Marijuana Could Reduce Painkiller Abuse, Study Suggests

Melissa Healy | L.A. Times

Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation’s scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it’s set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more […]

Medical Marijuana Treatment for PTSD Symptoms

Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D. | Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access

Dr. Mechoulam is the Israeli scientist who identified THC as the psychoactive compound in marijuana, and decades later he discovered the brain’s endocannabinoid system and the endogenous neurotransmitter anandamide. He is one of the most respected Israeli neuroscientists and has […]

20 Medical Studies That Show Cannabis Is A Potential Cancer Cure

| Collective-Evolution.com

Cannabis has been making a lot of noise lately. Multiple states across the United States and countries around the world have successfully legalized medical Marijuana, and the Uruguay parliament recently voted to create the world’s first […]

Evidence That Cannabis Reduces Tumor Growth in New Study

David McNamee | Medical News Today

The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis – tetrahydrocannabinol — could be used to reduce tumor growth in cancer patients, according to an international research team.

Previous studies have suggested that cannabinoids, of which tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one, have anti-cancer properties. In 2009, researchers at Complutense University […]

The Endocannabinoid System

Dustin Sulak, DO

As you read this review of the scientific literature regarding the therapeutic effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, one thing will become quickly evident: cannabis has a profound influence on the human body. This one herb and its variety of therapeutic compounds seem to affect every aspect of our bodies and […]

After California Decriminalized Marijuana, Teen Arrest, Overdose and Dropout Rates Fell

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post

A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice adds to the growing body of evidence that legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana does not lead to any number of doomsday scenarios envisioned by legalization opponents. Looking specifically at California, where […]

Study Shows Medical Marijuana May Prevent Colon Cancer

 
A new study published by the Oxford journal Carcinogenesis, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that the cannabis compound cannabigerol can prevent the progression of cancer cells formed in the colon.

“Cannabigerol (CBG) is a safe non-psychotropic Cannabis-derived cannabinoid which interacts with specific targets involved in carcinogenesis [the […]

Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows

ScienceDaily

The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies.

They say this is the first set of experiments to show that the compound, […]

60 Studies That Show How Medical Marijuana Combats Cancer

Medical Marijuana, and the cannabinoid compounds found within it, has been shown through a large amount of scientific, peer-reviewed research to be effective at treating a wide variety of cancers, ranging from brain cancer to colon cancer. Below are 60 studies that demonstrate the vast anti-cancer properties of cannabis.

Studies showing cannabis may combat brain cancer:

      • Cannabidiol […]