Study: Inhaled Cannabis Controls Tics In Patients With Tourette’s Syndrome

Inhaled cannabis is effective and well-tolerated in patients with Tourette’s Syndrome, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience. A team of researchers at the University of Toronto retrospectively assessed the safety and efficacy of inhaled cannabis in 19 TS patients. Researchers reported, “All study participants […]

Depression is higher in pain patients receiving opioids compared to those receiving cannabis

In a study with 880 chronic pain patients treated at several centres in Israel those, who received prescription opioids had higher rates of depression and anxiety than those treated with cannabis. Of all participants 474 received opioids, 329 cannabis and 77 both opioids and cannabis. Depression and anxiety were assessed using the depression module of […]

Thousands of Cannabis Supporters Marched through Prague during 20th MMM in the Czech Republic

Huge crowds filled streets of Czech capital Prague on Saturday 6th of May, and they all came for one thing: to express their disagreement over current prohibitionist laws. The 20th anniversary of Prague’s Million Marihuana March (MMM) attracted more than seven thousand people of all ages and all walks of life and showed once again […]

Michigan: the next state to legalise recreational marijuana?

Last Friday marijuana legalisation proponents launched a 2018 ballot drive to make Michigan the 9th state of US to legalise cannabis for recreational use. Under the measure, adults 21 and over could legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and grow up to 12 plants in their residence. Public consumption and driving under the […]

57% percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal

New research published by DIG Insights, the Cannabis Culture Report, gives an interesting insight into the use of marijuana in the United States, as well as consumer attitudes and legalisation. “Our goal was to create a custom research study that would serve as a benchmark for the growing Cannabis industry, legislators and other interested parties”. […]

Washington: Support For Marijuana Policy Reform Surges Post-Legalization

Public support for marijuana legalization has surged in Washington state in the years following the enactment of legislation permitting the commercial production and retail sale of the plant, according to survey data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Fifty-five percent of voters approved the voter-initiated measure in 2012. Investigators with the Public Health […]

Cannabis for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

New studies have revealed cannabis is successful in treating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, from motor function to sleep. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It primarily affects motor function and intentional muscle movement. One out of every 500 Canadians is affected by Parkinson’s, with roughly 6,600 new cases […]