Quick Hits

Welcome to Project CBD Quick Hits, where we collect some of the most interesting and informative tidbits of research into cannabis over the past week.
Posted: November 26, 2019
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Uruguayan researchers found that a low dose of cannabis increased some mating behaviors, a high dose reduced them, and any dose increased sensitivity to pleasurable touch.  Read more
Posted: November 15, 2019
A cannabis leaf sits on the middle console of a car with a car key laid on top. There's a sun spot in the upper left hand corner of the photograph.
High cannabis users consistently drive more slowly than those who don’t use. And when users aren’t high, they drive more cautiously and consistently than non-users. Researchers try to make this sound like a bad thing. Read more
Posted: November 14, 2019
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A letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlighted that legalizing adult use of cannabis is correlated with lower rates of teen use. Read more
Posted: November 5, 2019
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The EPA has refused to provide pesticide regulations for the cannabis industry. So states have to create their own regulations by banning and “recommending” the pesticides they deem appropriate. A new study examines batches of cannabis that failed pesticide screening in Oregon.  Read more
Posted: November 4, 2019
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A recent publication described some aspects of the interaction between cannabidiol and the antiepileptic drug clobazam. But they’re a little late to the game.  Read more

More quick hits

Posted: 10 months 3 days ago
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Activating the CB2 receptor ameliorated nicotine-induced fibrosis, while blocking the receptor exacerbated the problem.
Posted: 10 months 3 days ago
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In spite of the munchies, using THC-rich cannabis is associated with lower weight and a smaller risk for Type II diabetes. This is well substantiated by human epidemiology and research.

Posted: 10 months 3 weeks ago
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In his first article of the new year, Raphael Mechoulam and other Israeli scientists look at the “real life experiences of medical

Posted: 10 months 3 weeks ago
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A study in Molecular Psychiatry with tens of thousands of people found an association between ADHD and cannabis use. Their data suggests that ADHD causes later cannabis use, which may support the notion that THC is used to self medicate (although ADHD is associated with heavier use of many drugs).

Posted: 10 months 3 weeks ago
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Endometriosis is a poorly-understood condition causing severe chronic pain and alterations in a woman’s menstrual cycle. As an understudied disease, treatment is limited. Scientists surveyed over 400 Australian women to see what actions they took to treat their pelvic pain. Cannabis, heat, CBD oil, and dietary changes were rated most effective by women, in that order.

Posted: 10 months 3 weeks ago

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to numerous problems, including alcoholism and suicide. New findings indicate that endocannabinoids aid TBI recovery: When researchers boosted 2-AG levels shortly after injury, rats displayed less anxiety and less interest in alcohol. This is significant since alcoholism is a serious comorbidity of brain injury.

Posted: 10 months 3 weeks ago
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Across political boundaries, a group of scientists from Russia, China, and the USA crystallized the CB2 cannabinoid