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New Study: Exercise Increases THC Concentrations in Regular Cannabis Consumers

According to a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, exercise can increase the concentration of THC in the blood of cannabis consumers.

For the study, “cannabis users completed 35 min of exercise on a stationary bicycle in either a fed or overnight fasted state.” Following this, “Plasma cannabinoid levels were assessed prior to exercise, immediately post-exercise and 2 h post-exercise. Plasma samples were also analyzed for indices of lipolysis (free fatty acids (FFA) and glycerol).”

Cannabis Could be Key to Treating Anorexia, According to Study

A new study published by the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging has found that anorexia causes a “widespread transient disturbance” in the body’s endocannabinoid system, indicating that cannabis consumption could solve much of the problem by fixing this disturbance.

According to the study’s abstract; “Using [18F]MK-9470 and small animal positron emission tomography (PET), we investigated for the first time cerebral changes in type 1 cannabinoid (CB1) receptor binding in vivo in the activity-based rat model of anorexia (ABA), in comparison to distinct motor- and food-related control conditions and in relation to gender and behavioural variables.”

New Study: Cannabis Can Reduce the Pain Associated With Rare Form of Multiple Sclerosis

A new study published in the science journal PLOS One has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something which cannabis does naturaly - is directly linked to a reduction in the pain associated with Devic’s syndrome, a rare form of multiple sclerosis.

Compounds in Cannabis Found to Reduce Nausea in New Study

A new study published by the British Journal of Pharmacology and the National Institute of Health has found that THCV, and CBDV – two compounds found naturally in cannabis which aren’t psychoactive like THC – were both successful at reducing nausea in rat subjects.

Mum refuses chemo and gives cannabis to three-year-old son to treat cancer

A desperate mother has defied conventional medical advice by treating her dying son with cannabis.

Little Landon Riddle is three years old and was given just days to live after being diagnosed with leukaemia when he was two.

He had several bouts of gruelling chemo and radiotherapy which, although they shrank the tumour, made him very sick.

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