Researchers report cannabis users exhibit increased synchrony in cortical regions during resting state than those nonusers. The study also reports cannabis users show greater cortical communication in the frontal regions of the brain.
A new study reveals how dangerous inflammations in the brain are caused during the aging process. Researchers say failure with the CB1 to control activity of immune cells may result in chronic neuroinflammation. They say it may be possible to break this vicious cycle in the future with drugs that contain THC, which is a powerful CB1 receptor activator.
A study using rat models of depression reveals a single dose of the cannabis extract CBD can help to reduce symptoms of depression for up to one week. Researchers say cannabidiol appears to activate mechanisms that help repair neural circuitry in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus, which get damaged as a result of depression.
A new study reports a single dose of the cannabis extract CBD can help reduce brain function abnormalities in those with psychosis. The findings provide evidence of how cannabidiol acts in the brain to help reduce psychotic symptoms.
Researchers say those who use both cannabis and nicotine have greater brain connectivity that those who take one or the other. The networks of those who used both substances closely resembled those who people who took neither drug.
Researchers have identified 35 genes associated with cannabis use. The study reports many of these genes are also associated with personality types, risk taking behavior, alcohol and tobacco use, and some psychiatric conditions.
A new study reveals marijuana may be present in breast milk six days after exposure. Researchers report 63% of samples taken from mothers who used cannabis contained traces of THC up to six days after using the drug.
A new study considers the medical benefits of using marijuana to help treat epilepsy which can not be controlled with standard anticonvulsants.
A controversial new study reports cannabis may not be as helpful in treating chronic pain as believed. Researchers say they have found no clear evidence that cannabis can reduce pain severity or pain interference in those with chronic non cancer pain.
Researchers say a new cannabis derived drug, which is expected to receive full approval from the FDA this week, will be a vital intervention for children with Dravet Syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome.