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2012-04-01 23:02:12

Harborside Health Center, in collaboration with UK research organization The Beckley Foundation and University College London, has initiated a pioneering survey to investigate, for the first time, the effectiveness of cannabis in treating different medical symptoms and conditions. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 An estimated 5 million people legally use medical cannabis in the 16 states (plus the District of Columbia) that have approved medical cannabis laws. However, the United States...

2012-03-08 15:57:15

A new study lead by the Neuroscience Institute of Alicante reveals how manipulating the endocannabinoid system can modulate high levels of impulsivity. This is the main problem in psychiatric illnesses such a schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and substance abuse. Spanish researchers have for the first time proved that the CB2 receptor, which has modulating functions in the nervous system, is involved in regulating impulsive behavior. "Such a result proves the relevance that manipulation...

2012-03-08 06:12:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Medical marijuana is often prescribed to relieve symptoms associated with numerous diseases, including arthritis, dystonia, insomnia, seizures, and Tourette's syndrome, but it comes with a cost, your memory. Marijuana's major psychoactive ingredient (THC) impairs memory independently of its direct effects on neurons, the ability to transmit information. The side effects stem instead from the drug's action on astroglia, passive support cells long believed to play...

2012-03-06 23:06:47

UCI-led study points to role endocannabinoids play in energy metabolism Stop exercising, eat as much as you want ... and still lose weight? It sounds impossible, but UC Irvine and Italian researchers have found that by blocking a natural, marijuana-like chemical regulating energy metabolism, this can happen, at least in the lab. To create this hypermetabolic state, UCI pharmacology professor Daniele Piomelli and colleagues engineered neurons in the forebrains of mice to limit production...

2012-03-05 10:40:19

A deterioration of working memory is observed in people who consume drugs containing cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis leaves and buds. A team led by Giovanni Marsicano (Inserm Research Unit 862) in collaboration with a team led by Xia Zhang, has recently identified the mechanism by which these substances affect working memory. These researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the adverse effect of cannabinoids on working memory is exerted via receptors located in the glial...

2012-03-02 01:30:30

A major downside of the medical use of marijuana is the drug's ill effects on working memory, the ability to transiently hold and process information for reasoning, comprehension and learning. Researchers reporting in the March 2 print issue of the Cell Press journal Cell provide new insight into the source of those memory lapses. The answer comes as quite a surprise: Marijuana's major psychoactive ingredient (THC) impairs memory independently of its direct effects on neurons. The side...

2012-02-25 08:00:00

Halent Laboratories has made some remarkable discoveries in the last year, including several new strains that contain high levels of the compounds CBD and THCV–strains in high demand among medical cannabis patients. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2012 Halent Laboratories, a Bay Area cannabis testing lab, has only been testing medicinal cannabis samples for about a year, but has already found some startling new results. The lab has identified several strains containing...

Cannabis Based Medicines Being Tested, Wait for FDA Approval
2012-01-23 09:03:34

The UK-based pharmaceutical company, GW Pharma, is testing medicines derived from cannabis in anticipation of a relaxation of federal laws banning the plant from American pharmacy shelves. Advanced clinical trials are underway for a mouth spray for lessening cancer pain developed from raw marijuana. FDA approval is expected by the end of next year, reports Claire Bates for the Daily Mail UK. The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) categorizes pot as a dangerous drug with no medical...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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