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New in cannabis science: concussion studies

Concussions are prevalent injuries, especially for those who play sports. In fact, new statistics show us just how common they are: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 5 to 10 percent of athletes will experience a concussion in any given sport season. [Miami Herald] Recently, researchers and physicians in Miami have revealed … Continued

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Study: cannabis use decreases opioid dependency

A landmark study released by HelloMD and the University of Berkeley, shows that medical cannabis is not only a preferred treatment option for chronic pain, but also reduces patient dependency on opioids. “The latest publication from the National Academy of Sciences clearly refuted the ‘gateway drug’ theory that using marijuana can lead to opioid addiction, instead finding evidence … Continued

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New research: marijuana helps remove plaque from brain cells

New research from the Salk Institute came out today, that shows THC can promote the removal of Alzheimer-causing plaque from brain cells. Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Marijuana has … Continued

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