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Chili peppers and marijuana calm the gut, study suggests: You wouldn't think chili peppers and marijuana have much in common. But when eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, according to a new paper. The research could lead to new therapies for diabetes and colitis, and opens up intriguing questions about the relationship between the immune system, the gut and the brain.
Genetic factors may contribute to adverse effects produced by synthetic cannabinoids: Synthetic cannabinoid abuse is a growing problem in the US. New discoveries tied to genetic factors that increase a person's risk for experiencing the most dangerous effects of these drugs could lead to more effective treatments and antidotes.
Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists: Scientists have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total users.
For young adults, cigarettes more pleasurable with alcohol than with pot: Young adults get more pleasure from smoking cigarettes while they are drinking alcohol than they do while using marijuana, according to a new American study.
Natural chemical helps brain adapt to stress: A natural signaling molecule that activates cannabinoid receptors in the brain plays a critical role in stress-resilience -- the ability to adapt to repeated and acute exposures to traumatic stress.
Early use of marijuana can increase its negative health impacts: The need for age guidelines for marijuana use is the focus of a new study. The findings show that young users report the most impact to their physical and mental health.
Depression, alcohol, and marijuana linked to later use of synthetic marijuana among teens: In the first prospective study of synthetic cannabinoids or SCs -- the group of chemicals that mimic the effects of marijuana -- researchers have found that symptoms of depression, drinking alcohol, or using marijuana was linked to an increased risk of SC use one year later.
Marijuana use associated with increased risk of stroke, heart failure: Using marijuana raises the risk of stroke and heart failure even after accounting for demographic factors, other health conditions and lifestyle risk factors such as smoking and alcohol use, according to new research.
Cannabis use in people with epilepsy revealed: Australian survey: The first Australian nationwide survey on the experiences and opinions of medicinal cannabis use in people with epilepsy has revealed that 14 per cent of people with epilepsy have used cannabis products as a way to manage seizures. The study showed that of those with a history of cannabis product use, 90 per cent of adults and 71 per cent of parents of children with epilepsy reported success in managing seizures after commencing using cannabis products.
Consumption of alcohol and marijuana associated with lower GPA in college: College students who consume medium-to-high levels of alcohol and marijuana have a consistently lower GPA, according to a new study.
Pro-pot arguments fly higher with likely voters: As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, a range of arguments for and against legalization is swirling around the national conversation. Which of these arguments resonate most strongly with Americans? It's the arguments that support legalization, according to a new study.