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2011-05-07 00:00:29

Elemental Wellness, a San Jose medical marijuana collective, has the solution for patients who need the healing power of medical cannabis but don't want the psychoactive effects: strains with high cannabidiol (CBD) content. San Jose, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 06, 2011 Medical marijuana is known as an effective treatment for many ailments, but it's also known as a psychoactive agent. For people who could benefit from the medicinal properties, but need to stay alert and focused, San Jose medical...

2011-03-04 00:00:30

God Med, a recently-launched San Francisco Bay Area-based cannabis capsule company, offers a new pill that uses the latest technology and the most natural and organic of ingredients to streamline absorption and relief. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 03, 2011 Vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, phyto-nutrients, dietary fiber, and protein are what one would expect to find in vegetables, so God Med, a San Francisco Bay Area cannabis pill company, has created God Med Cannabis Capsules...

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2011-02-23 10:45:00

Many studies have recently come out regarding cannabis and its effect on the body, but one thing has become certain about all of them: marijuana is a hot topic among researchers. A new study published online Wednesday in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology found that the active ingredient in cannabis can improve the appetites and sense of taste in cancer patients. The Canadian researchers' study involved 21 patients with any advanced cancer who had all been eating less as a result of...

2011-02-04 12:39:41

The link between deficits of omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids (AGPO-3) and the onset of depressive disorders is not new in the medical field. However, what has not been known until now is the brain mechanism by which diet can condition mental health to a certain extent. Research undertaken by scientists in Bordeaux (France) and at the Faculty of Medicine and Odontology of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and published in Nature Neuroscience, provides new clues to...

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2010-11-26 06:10:00

U.S. authorities have banned chemicals that are used to make so-called "fake marijuana" that has been used as a legal alternative to pot. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said it was using its emergency authority to temporarily control the five chemicals used for products with the names "Spice," "K2," "Blaze," and "Red X Dawn," which are labeled as incense to mask their intended purpose. "Over the past year, smokable herbal blends marketed as being 'legal' and providing a...

2010-11-17 21:04:31

Research in animal models focuses on area of the brain that controls emotion, social behavior Many mental health disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia, produce changes in social behavior or interactions. The frequency and/or severity of these disorders is substantially greater in boys than girls, but the biological basis for this difference between the two sexes is unknown. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered differences in the development of the...

2010-11-04 00:00:00

K2, Spice, Synthetic Marijuana, Genie, Fake Weed "“ Many names same effect. Atlanta, GA (Vocus) November 3, 2010 As if teenagers and young adults weren't faced with enough peer pressure and challenges, along comes a substance that users report gives a high 4 times that of THC and is legal in many states. More disturbing is that this "smoked incense" is sold over the counter in gas stations and smoke shops and can be purchased via the internet. Synthetic cannabinoids are chemicals that...

2010-09-20 22:35:07

Drug created by UCI, Italian team inhibits enzyme that breaks down anandamide American and Italian researchers have found that a novel drug allows anandamide "“ a marijuana-like chemical in the body "“ to effectively control pain at the site of an injury. Led by Daniele Piomelli, the Louise Turner Arnold Chair in Neurosciences and director of the Center for Drug Discovery at UC Irvine, the study suggests that such compounds could form the basis of pain medications that don't...

2010-09-20 07:00:00

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Diagnostics (Dominion) has recently developed and validated one of the first clinical urine drug monitoring assays to detect the metabolites of JWH-018 and JWH-073, two compounds typically found in synthetic cannabinoids, also referred to as "herbal incense" products. Users looking for a "legal high" have reportedly turned to these products as an alternative to marijuana. Two compounds, JWH-018 and JWH-073, have been identified in...

2010-07-12 12:52:35

Findings raise the prospect of reviving the idea of CB1 receptor blockade for fighting obesity and related diseases A second-generation experimental anti-obesity and diabetes drug has shown promise in reducing body weight in rodents just as effectively as the predecessor rimonabant while avoiding the risk of psychiatric side effects that led to the withdrawal of rimonabant from the market and stopped further development of other brain-penetrating drugs of its type. The first generation of...