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Cannabis law paves way for sleep study

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Montevideo - Uruguayan scientists, taking advantage of their country's legalisation of marijuana, will study the long-term effects of the drug on sleep, a local newspaper reported.

A multi-disciplinary group of researchers from the University of the Republic will launch its study as soon as the law - approved in early December to regulate the production, sale and distribution of marijuana - goes into force, the El Observador newspaper reported.

Cannabis Can Treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, According to New Study

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A new study published in the journal Case Reports in Oncology, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis can treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the white blood cells.

According to researchers; “Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the white blood cells and is typically well treated with combination chemotherapy, with a remission state after 5 years of 94% in children and 30-40% in adults. This case study is on a 14-year-old patient diagnosed with a very aggressive form of ALL (positive for the Philadelphia chromosome mutation). A standard bone marrow transplant, aggressive chemotherapy and radiation therapy were revoked, with treatment being deemed a failure after 34 months.”

Cannabis An Effective Treatment For Neuropathic Pain, Says New Study

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A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled parallel group study published in January's issue of the European Journal of Pain, and published online early by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis can significantly reduce pain and improve sleep for those with neuropathic pain.

For the study; “303 patients with PNP (peripheral neuropathic pain) associated with allodynia were screened; 128 were randomized to THC/CBD spray and 118 to placebo, in addition to their current analgesic therapy.”

New Study: Cannabis May Protect Liver From Alcohol Related Damage

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A new study published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine has found that cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis, can prevent damage to the liver caused by alcohol consumption.

According to the study’s abstract; “Acute alcohol drinking induces steatosis, and effective prevention of steatosis can protect liver from progressive damage caused by alcohol. Increased oxidative stress has been reported as one mechanism underlying alcohol-induced steatosis.”