NORML Blog: Latest Studies Largely Fail To Support Past Claims About Marijuana And Brain Health

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Two new studies published online last week in JAMA Psychiatry provide little support for previous claims that cannabis exposure is significantly harmful to the developing brain....

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A widely unpublicized study: Hemp Seeds Can Treat and Prevent High Blood Pressure

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A widely unpublicized study published in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that hemp seeds may not only treat hypertension (high blood pressure), they may have the ability to prevent it as well.

“This work determined the ability of hemp seed meal protein hydrolysate (HMH)-containing diets to attenuate elevated blood pressure...

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Decriminalizing Cannabis has Reduced Teen Crime, School Dropouts, Suicides and Drug Overdoses in California

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Ok, it's well documented everywhere on the web that cannabis has never been responsible for a single death, ever!
Whether this is true or not who's to say, but hey, nobody has argued this brash statement.
But one of the biggest arguments against the legalisation of medical or recreational cannabis is the effect it could have on our youth.
The following study released by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ)  in the USA shows decriminalisation in California has had a positive effect on society.

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Study: CBD Can Prevent Seizures in Those with Chronic Epilepsy, Decrease Neuronal Damage Caused by Seizures

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A new study published recently by the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine has found that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, can prevent seizures in those with chronic epilepsy, and can decreased neuronal damage caused by seizures. The study was also published by the U.S. National Institute of Health.

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