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The Good 'Dirty Little Secret' about Weed - Cannabis Helps People with ADD and ADHD Focus and Get Work Done

by BostonBakedPete | Wednesday Feb 21, 2024

You may remember that Justin Timberlake once said, "Some people are just better on weed". Well, if he was referring to people with ADHD or ADD, he may be right.  While many studies on marijuana for ADD or ADHD show great results to help people with "scatter" brain start to focus, UFC Sean O'Malley is the latest person to preach the plants' benefits for focus.

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Let People Die in Peaceful Bliss - Doctor Sues DEA to Let Him Give Psilocybin to Terminally Ill Patients

by BehindTheWaves | Friday Feb 16, 2024

The Advanced Integrative Medical Science Institute (AIMS), a clinic co-founded by Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, has launched a lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). According to the lawsuit, Dr. Aggarwal was wrongfully refused clearance by the DEA to give psilocybin to patients who are near death. Dr. Aggarwal attempted to make advantage of Washington state's "Right-to-Try" Act, which permits the use of experimental drugs for end-of-life treatment.

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4,000 Pairs of Twins Were Studied, 1 Smoked Weed and 1 Didn't - Cannabis Use Did Not Cause Any Negative Mental Health Outcomes

by DanaSmith | Tuesday Feb 13, 2024

“This study suggests that lifetime exposure to cannabis has few persistent effects on mental health and other psychosocial outcomes,” said the researchers. “We did not identify within-pair differences in cognitive ability… Cannabis consumption did not predict within-pair differences in psychoticism,” they added. In effect, lifetime consumption of weed didn’t lead to negative mental health outcomes among the sample.

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The Guys Who Make Your Mercedes and BMWs Love Medical Marijuana, Too! - Germans Give MMJ High Marks Compared to Pharma Drugs

by Joseph Billions | Monday Jan 29, 2024

Participants were asked to complete questionnaires regarding their cannabis therapy twice during the same session – once for the survey period and again for the period preceding their cannabis treatment. The survey included inquiries about daily pain levels, the intricacies of the cannabinoid prescription process (specifically challenges encountered in obtaining the medication), and participants' overall attitudes toward cannabis.

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Cannabis for Prostate Cancer - Do We Know If Weed Can Help at All?

by Joseph Billions | Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

Prostate cancer is conventionally treated with established methods such as testosterone blockers, radiation, surgery, and various medications. While cannabinoids have demonstrated some activity against prostate cancer in laboratory and mouse studies, their utilization for prostate cancer treatment is not advisable.

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Does Cannabis Cause Wrinkles or Help Smooth Them Out and Go Away?

by HighChi | Thursday Jan 11, 2024

Cannabis proves to be highly effective against wrinkles due to two primary reasons. Firstly, it can counteract the detrimental effects of free radicals. Secondly, it possesses exceptional moisturizing capabilities.

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Which Helps You Sleep Better, Alcohol or Cannabis? - New Insomnia Study Shows Why Weed Is Your Best Bet!

by DanaSmith | Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

In a recent study conducted by investigators at the University of Colorado, University of Haifa, and Colorado State University analyzed 347 individuals who used marijuana for treating anxiety. The main goal of the researchers was to understand the mechanisms in which sleep was impacted by cannabis as well as alcohol, or both and neither. The participants were asked to answer a survey everyday for 30 days, which measured their consumption of substances as well as sleep experiences the night before.

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Why Does Time Seem To Stand Still When You Are High? - How Cannabis Effects Your Perception of Time

by BostonBakedPete | Friday Jan 5, 2024

In a viral video, one person said they felt like they were walking forever while delivering mail. If you've ever used cannabis, you probably know how it can mess with your mind and make time feel strange, mainly if you use it too much. Have you ever been so high that you started questioning if time is real for humans? People often talk about how using cannabis can make time feel distorted, but why does this happen exactly?

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Does Cannabis Help People with ADHD Focus? - Latest Studies on Marijuana and ADHD Released in the UK

by DanaSmith | Wednesday Jan 3, 2024

In one of the latest studies, British researchers analyzed the efficacy and safety of cannabis products on 68 ADHD patients who have been enrolled in the UK Medical Cannabis Registry. They tested a range of cannabis flower and oils, or a mixture of both, on the participants – all of whom were given a doctor’s authorization to buy cannabis medications. The researchers then studied the impact of cannabis after 1, 3, 6, and 12 months.

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Want More Empathy and Understanding in the World, Smoke More Weed! - Cannabis Users Show More Empathy in New Study

by DanaSmith | Friday Dec 29, 2023

The researchers used MRI scans to determine activity in parts of the brain that are responsible for empathy. What they found was nothing short of amazing: psychometric exams revealed that marijuana consumers generated higher scores when it came to emotional comprehension, compared to non-users. However, they do warn that there’s a possibility that marijuana users were already more empathetic before they began consuming cannabis.