North America

Tue
11
Jun

Marijuana as treatment for prostate cancer: Here’s what doctors know

Recently there has been interest in prostate cancer and treatment with cannabis. I have treated men with prostate cancer for over 35 years. I have personally been treated for prostate cancer. Therefore any article regarding this disease and any potential treatments are very interesting to me.

At this time we are able to treat local cancer of the prostate with an attempt to cure. Initially we treat local the cancer with radical surgery, external radiation therapy, radiation seeds, cryotherapy or laser therapy. Metastatic cancer cannot be cured, but usually can be controlled for years. This is usually initially treated with hormone deprivation therapy. When this is no longer effective and treatment is still indicated, we resort to chemotherapy.

Tue
11
Jun

Cannabis for anxiety : Complete research & benefits

Cannabis is commonly used to alleviate symptoms of panic disorders, but someone looking for quick answers might have trouble sifting through the contradictions and misconceptions about marijuana left over from the U.S. War on Drugs. To fully understand those contradictions, the benefits of medical marijuana (MMJ), and how to navigate the myriad of treatment options, it may be best to first get on solid footing with the basics.

Tue
11
Jun

5 ways cannabis can be used to treat alcoholism

Time and again, cannabis has been claimed by US lawmakers and lobbyists as a gateway drug. But, with many substantial pieces of evidence revolving around this area, it has been proven that this isn’t the case. Cannabis does not lead to the consumption of any hard drugs whatsoever. However, it could still be a gateway drug—to recovery.

Tue
11
Jun

Scientists say nanotechnology in cannabis needs cautious approach, more research

A Toronto cannabis firm is urging consumers to by wary of potential health risks in pot edibles and medicines that use nanotechnology, while at the same time unveiling a competitive product.

Trait Biosciences has developed technology to transform fat-based cannabinoids into water-soluble cannabinoids, which can then be produced commercially for food, beverages and nutraceuticals. It is set to unveil its cannabinoid products, in liquid and powder form, on Monday in California.

Meantime, several cannabis firms and labs have instead been pursuing nanotechnology as a means to infuse products with cannabinoids.

Tue
11
Jun

Double-digit losses for cannabis stocks

Cannabis stocks took a battering in May although not quite the magnitude many Canadian stocks suffered late last year.

In October 2019, Canadian stocks plummeted – many by over a quarter – after the legalization of recreational cannabis. Many analysts put this down to profit taking with Patrick Morton of Cannabis Invest U.K. saying savvy investors ‘had bought the run and sold the fact’.

But, this fall was followed by a strong rally and the first-ever cannabis exchange-traded fund, the Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences ETF, advanced by more than 50%, in the first quarter of this year.

Tue
11
Jun

London researchers sound alarm over marijuana's toll on fertility

Pot might make it harder to get pregnant, London researchers say in a new article.

Western University researchers are trying to set the record straight about how marijuana may affect fertility, rounding up the latest research findings in a podcast episode and article for the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

“The general public’s knowledge about the effects of marijuana on fertility is limited. This is equally true of health care providers’ knowledge,” said Sara Ilnitsky, a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellow at Western’s Schulich school of medicine and dentistry.

She also practises at London Health Sciences Centre’s fertility clinic.

Mon
10
Jun

Why the world's largest marijuana company is doubling its plans for US hemp

Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth (CGC) is doubling down on plans to invest in cultivating hemp in the United States.

Mon
10
Jun

How to avoid pesticides when consuming cannabis

Despite its hippie associations and "all-natural" branding, the cannabis industry has been using pesticides for decades. Legal cannabis was supposed to bring pesticides to safe levels but that doesn't necessarily mean consumers will be safe from the negative effects of pesticides — especially since state inspection programs aren't fool-proof, and there is little research on how inhaling pesticides, clinging onto marijuana bud, affect your health, writes Christine Giraud.

Mon
10
Jun

Sharing knowledge: Clinical data for the medical cannabis industry

The amount of clinical data relating to medical cannabis research is growing at an unprecedented rate, fueling demand for systems that can disseminate critical information to stakeholders. 

Mon
10
Jun

It’s complicated: Advertising cannabis

The Green Wave is sweeping the country. And, no, I’m not talking about Tulane University athletics. It hasn’t been newsworthy in decades.

According to Pew Research Center, 62% of Americans, including 74% of Millennials, said they supported legalizing marijuana. Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical and, in some cases, recreational cannabis. Legal cannabis sales worldwide are expected to hit $57 billion by 2027, according to BDS Analytics.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - North America