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Human Immunodeficiency Virus – HIV

In 2007, investigators at Columbia University published clinical trial data in 2007 reporting that HIV/AIDS patients who inhaled cannabis four times daily experienced “substantial … increases in food intake … with little evidence of discomfort and no impairment of cognitive performance.” They concluded, “Smoked marijuana … has a clear medical benefit in HIV-positive [subjects].

Cannabinoid Treatment: Gliomas

California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute reported that the administration of THC on human glioblastoma multiforme cell lines decreased the proliferation of malignant cells and induced cell death more rapidly than did the administration of WIN 55,212-2

Cannabinoid Treatment: Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, including functional bowel diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and colitis, afflict more than one in five Americans, particularly women. While some GI disorders may be...


Subjects in the trial were administered daily doses of 2.5 to 15 mg of THC and received no other pain medication during the trial. Among those participants who completed the trial, all reported a significant reduction in daily recorded pain and electronically induced pain.


A small number of case reports and preclinical studies investigating the use of cannabis and cannabinoids for symptoms of dystonia are referenced in the recent scientific literature.

Cannabinoid Research: Diabetes Mellitus

A search of the scientific literature reveals no clinical investigations of cannabis for the treatment of diabetes, but does identify a small number of preclinical studies indicating that cannabinoids may modify the disease’s progression and provide symptomatic relief to those suffering from it

Marijuana vs Alcohol

One of the controversies in public health right now is that surrounding the use of marijuana. While it is true that marijuana is a mind altering substance, it is also true that there are legal substances that also affect the mind. One of those that comes to mind quite...

ADHD And Medicinal Cannabis

Hello, my name is Tommy.  I am a 33 year old man from Norway.  I have ADHD and struggle with chronic panic attacks and generalized anxiety disorder. I am also a front-fighter here in Norway to get cannabis legalized as medication on prescription from your doctor, and...

HEMP vs. MARIJUANA: What's the difference?

Industrial hemp is a variety of cannabis sativa that has a long history of use in the United States. However, since the 1950s it has been lumped into the same category of marijuana, and thus the extremely versatile  crop was doomed in the United States. Industrial...

Cannabis use improves schizophrenia Cognition

Abstract This study examined the relationship between neuropsychological performance and three different indices of cannabis use in schizophrenia. These indices were DSM-IV lifetime abuse/dependence, frequency of use, and recency of use. Sixty males with...

Cervical Cancer: Inhibition of Cancer Cell Invasion by Cannabinoids

Inhibition of Cancer Cell Invasion by Cannabinoids via Increased Expression of Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinases-1 Background Cannabinoids, in addition to having palliative benefits in cancer therapy, have been associated with anticarcinogenic effects....

THC effective in the treatment of schizophrenia in four case reports

1. In a letter to the editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry doctors of the Rockland Psychiatric Center in Orangeburg, New York, USA, reported of four more patients with schizophrenia not responding to other medication, who improved considerably with a treatment...

Marijuana Studies & Reports

Treating Depression With Cannabinoids - Prohibitionists sometimes claim marijuana causes depression and scoff at marijuana as a treatment for depression. Here a Viennese doctor describes repeated clinical successes using oral THC to treat depression. Understanding the...

Medical Marijuana Endorsed by Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

With a vote on medical marijuana looming in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has adopted a formal policy position calling for removal of criminal and civil penalties for seriously ill patients using marijuana with their doctor's...

Cannabinoid System in Neuroprotection, Raphael Mechoulam PhD

Raphael Mechoulam PhD presents explanation of cannabinoid receptors. Why would our cells have receptors specifically intended to receive cannabinoids if we were not meant to be assimilated into the body?

This is an excellent video and focuses on the scientific data to support Raphael Mechoulam PhD assertions.

Marijuana Kills Brain Cancer Cells

The findings were published in the April 2009 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation.  The study showed, conclusively, that THC (the active alkaloid in Cannabis) caused brain cancer cells to undergo a process called autophagy.  This process causes cells to...