Five new medical cannabis studies to know about

Five new medical cannabis studies to know about
Cannabis Health News

Since cannabis has become more widely available to scientists worldwide, research studies into the plant and its therapeutic properties are at an all-time high. The latest medical cannabis studies have explored the stigma faced by UK medical cannabis patients, the antipsychotic effects of CBD and the analgesic effects of cannabis for musculoskeletal conditions. Here we summarise five of the latest medical cannabis studies from the likes of King’s College London, Imperial College London, the University of Washington, the University of Puerto Rico and more. Study investigates the antipsychotic properties of CBD A study released this month adds to the growing body of research exploring the anti-psychotic potential of CBD. The potential antipsychotic properties of CBD have been studied before but the mechanisms behind this remain unclear. The double-blind, placebo-controlled investigation conducted by scientists at King’s College London involved 19 healthy ‘control’ subjects and 15 participants with early psychosis. The results found that CBD modulates brain regions involved in salience processing in the brain which is thought to have a role in the pathophysiology of psychosis. The researchers concluded that “CBD modulates brain regions involved in salience processing in the brain which is thought to have a role in the pathophysiology of psychosis”. Patients with cutaneous lymphoma note improvement in symptoms A study published in the latest edition of Complementary Therapies in Medicine has found that cannabis use is common among patients with cutaneous lymphoma. Those that use cannabis for their condition reported moderate improvements in their symptoms, notably itching which is prevalent among those suffering from the disease. Cutaneous lymphoma is a rare type of cancer that affects the white blood cells which normally assist the body’s immune system. Less than 350 people are diagnosed with the disease in the UK each year. The researchers, which included academics from the University of Washington, University of California University Hospitals…

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