Tag Archives: Cannabis Research

Will CBD Oil Show Up in a Drug Test?

If you’ve ever experienced the discomfort of urinating in a small cup while a nurse lurks behind you, chances are good that a pre-employment drug test doesn’t rank high on your list of fun things to repeat. I’ve partaken in that joy three times in my life, most recently as part of the onboarding process […]

Cannabidiol Shows Potential as Psychosis Treatment

In a group of young people at high risk of psychosis, a single dose of the cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) reduced brain function abnormalities in regions implicated in psychosis, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry. The double-blind trial included 33 people who were experiencing psychotic symptoms but were not yet diagnosed with psychosis, […]

CBD Is A Breakthrough Treatment for Epilepsy, But Could It Help Other Conditions?

A medication derived from marijuana could help patients with a rare form of epilepsy. Epidiolex, a pure cannabidiol (CBD) with no THC content, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in June. This comes on the heels of a breakthrough trial, which included the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Co-author of the study Dr. […]

Characterization of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) roots under different growing conditions

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is mainly grown for its fibre and is considered a desirable crop for sustainable production systems. In a field trial carried out over two years in Northern Italy the root system of a hemp crop, cultivated at contrasting plant densities, was sampled and analysed with an image analysis software. Root length […]

Never Waste Cannabis Root Again: It Can Save Your Life

The Roots of Weed Therapy   Hemp root was first recorded in Chinese medical literature about 5,000 years ago. The document states that the juice of hemp root is an effective diuretic. Ancient Chinese used it to stop hemorrhages in women after they gave birth. Chinese literature also documents the use of hemp root to […]

Digging Into the Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis Root

It’s no secret that cannabis is thought to be an incredibly potent and versatile medicine by millions of people around the world. However, most of the research and documentation has been focused on experiences with two parts of the plant: the flowers and, to a lesser extent, the leaves. But a resurgence of interest in […]