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Cannabidiol Eases Epileptic Seizures: Study

By Aggie Mika | May 26, 2017

Around 40 percent of children with an uncommon disorder had 50 percent fewer seizures while taking the marijuana derivative.

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In young mice, THC had the opposite effect.

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Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws

By Bob Grant | January 23, 2017

US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story.

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National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science

By Bob Grant | January 12, 2017

A new report summarizes what we know about the impacts of marijuana use, as more states have legalized the drug for both medical and recreational purposes.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2017

Science under Trump, gene drive, medical marijuana, and more

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2015

Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone

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Scientists wishing to study marijuana’s health effects may now forgo a review by Public Health Services.

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Edible Marijuana Labels Wrong

By Bob Grant | June 24, 2015

The dosage information on 83 percent of 75 edible marijuana products legally sold in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles was incorrect.

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Cannabidiol Quells Seizures

By Jef Akst | April 14, 2015

The marijuana-derived compound shows promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.

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Medical Marijuana: Where’s the Data?

By Bob Grant | June 30, 2014

As more states legalize therapeutic cannabis, some caution against overprescribing the drug, the benefits of which have not been rigorously tested in clinical trials.

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