marijuana
Cannabidiol Eases Epileptic Seizures: Study
Cannabidiol Eases Epileptic Seizures: Study
Aggie Mika | May 26, 2017
Around 40 percent of children with an uncommon disorder had 50 percent fewer seizures while taking the marijuana derivative.
Cannabinoid Treatment Improves Cognition in Old Mice
Cannabinoid Treatment Improves Cognition in Old Mice
Diana Kwon | May 8, 2017
In young mice, THC had the opposite effect.
Oxford University to Study Marijuana
Oxford University to Study Marijuana
Kerry Grens | Mar 20, 2017
Academics partner with a biotech firm to investigate cannabinoids and develop potential therapeutics.
Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws
Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws
Bob Grant | Jan 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.
National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
Bob Grant | Jan 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.
Opinion: WHO’s Silence on Cannabis
Opinion: WHO’s Silence on Cannabis
Ian Hamilton, Steve Rolles, Mark Monaghan | Nov 29, 2016
Why the World Health Organization needs a radical rethink of its draconian approach to cannabis
US Government Will Allow More Universities to Grow Pot
US Government Will Allow More Universities to Grow Pot
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2016
The US Drug Enforcement Agency continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, however, perpetuating challenges for researchers.
Rewarding Companions
Rewarding Companions
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Oct 26, 2015
Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use. 
Obama Administration Eases Marijuana Research Requirements
Obama Administration Eases Marijuana Research Requirements
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 29, 2015
Scientists wishing to study marijuana’s health effects may now forgo a review by Public Health Services.
Cannabidiol Quells Seizures
Cannabidiol Quells Seizures
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2015
The marijuana-derived compound shows promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day.