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Does Cannabis Help Control Blood Sugar And Lower Cholesterol In Type 2 Diabetics?

Tehran, Iran: Diabetic patients administered a sublingual spray containing CBD and THC show improvements in their blood sugar and cholesterol levels, according to placebo-controlled data published in the Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. A team of Iranian investigators evaluated the efficacy of a proprietary formulation of plant-derived CBD/THC compared to placebo in a cohort of 50 patients with type 2 diabetes. Patients utilized the …

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Did Utah’s Governor Sign A Bill Establishing A State-Sponsored Cannabis Research Program?

Salt Lake City, UT: Republican Gov. Spencer Cox has signed legislation into law establishing a cannabis-specific medical research center within the University of Utah. House Bill 230 appropriates $650,000 in funding for the creation of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research. The Center “shall facilitate and support funding for research related to the efficacy and potential health effects of various cannabis delivery methods, …

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Does Saint Louis University Offer A Cannabis Science And Operations Undergraduate Certificate?

OAKBROOK, ILL. (PRWEB) MARCH 27, 2023 Saint Louis University’s (SLU) Cannabis Science and Operations Undergraduate Certificate program is the winner of the 2023 UPCEA Outstanding Program Award, recognizing credit professional, continuing and/or online education programs at UPCEA member institutions for excellence in achieving their educational objectives. The honor was announced last week at the 2023 UPCEA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. SLU partnered with Collegis …

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Are Drivers In Crashes More Likely To Test Positive For Alcohol Or THC?

Drivers treated for traffic-related injuries are more likely to test positive for high levels of alcohol (BAC ≥ 0.08 percent) than they are likely to test positive for elevated levels of THC (THC in blood ≥ 5 ng/mL), according to data published in the journal Addiction. Canadian investigators quantified and reviewed alcohol and THC concentrations in a cohort of nearly 7,000 injured drivers. …

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Is Medication Containing THC And CBD Associated With Cardiovascular Complications In Patients?

Genova, Italy: Patients with a history of stroke are not at an increased risk of cardiovascular complications following the use of nabiximols (a/k/a Sativex – an oromucosal spray containing a balanced ratio of plant-derived THC and CBD), according to clinical trial data published in the journal Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. Nabiximols is available by prescription in various countries, but not in the United States, for …

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Do Tourette Syndrome Patients Report Quality Of Life Improvements Following Cannabis Therapy?

Tel Aviv, Israel: Tourette Syndrome (TS) patients report improvements in their quality of life and reductions in their use of prescription medications following cannabis therapy, according to data published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. Israeli investigators surveyed patients prior to and six-months following cannabis treatment. Subjects in the study consumed products containing roughly twice as much THC as CBD. Participants reported statistically …

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Does CBD Administration Mitigate Opioid Cravings In Animals?

Portland, OR: The administration of plant-derived CBD significantly reduces opioid cravings in animals, according to preclinical data published in the journal Addiction Neuroscience. Investigators affiliated with Washington State University in Spokane and with the Legacy Research Institute in Portland assessed the efficacy and safety profile of vaporized CBD in a cohort of female rats. They reported that rats provided with CBD were less likely …

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What Is Rick Simpson Oil?

EDISON, N.J. (PRWEB) MARCH 21, 2023 Today marks a significant milestone in the world of alternative health. The unlocking of the power of Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) has revolutionized how we think about natural healing and wellness. RSO is an extract made from cannabis plants that have been specially treated to produce a concentrated oil. It was developed by Canadian medical marijuana activist …

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Does Cannabis Help Older Patients With Treatment-Resistant Neurological Diseases?

Sydney, Australia: The use of plant-derived cannabis oils containing balanced ratios of THC and CBD is generally safe and effective for patients suffering from neurological diseases, according to observational trial data published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Australian researchers assessed the sustained use of cannabis extracts in 157 patients with treatment-resistant neurological, musculoskeletal, autoimmune, or anti-inflammatory disorders. (Under Australian law, physicians may only …

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Are Doctors More Likely To Order Drug Tests For Black Newborns?

Ann Arbor, MI: Black newborns are more likely to undergo drug testing than are other babies, according to data published in the journal JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Network Open. Researchers affiliated with the University of Michigan assessed rates of infant drug testing in a cohort of over 26,000 newborn children. They reported that clinicians ordered drug tests to be performed on …