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Opinion: Do Not Believe the Hype

By Aymen I. Idris | February 5, 2018

Marijuana ointments as cancer treatments remain a distant prospect. 

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Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors

By Megan Scudellari | July 17, 2017

And the same endocannabinoid system that translates marijuana's buzz-inducing compounds into a high plays crucial roles in health and disease outside the brain.

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In young mice, THC had the opposite effect.

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Oxford University to Study Marijuana

By Kerry Grens | March 20, 2017

Academics partner with a biotech firm to investigate cannabinoids and develop potential therapeutics.

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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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The US Drug Enforcement Agency continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, however, perpetuating challenges for researchers.

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Cannabis-Based Drug for Epilepsy

By Jef Akst | March 14, 2016

A marijuana-derived compound shows continued success in treating children with a rare form of the seizure disorder. 

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Rewarding Companions

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | October 26, 2015

Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use. 

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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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