ABSTRACT:Background We consider how many cannabis users may need to be prevented in order to prevent one case ofschizophrenia or psychosis [defined as number needed to prevent (NNP)]. Method Calculation for England and Walesusing best available estimates of: incidence of schizophrenia; rates of heavy and light cannabis use; and risk thatcannabis causes schizophrenia. Results In […]
Doctors with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs still can’t recommend medical marijuana, but they are being encouraged to talk more about it with military veterans. V.A. Issues New Medical Marijuana Policy For Military Veterans Veterans groups react to VA’s shift in medical marijuana policy Congressional members press VA chief to help vet-focused marijuana research […]
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17185040 Cannabinoids are known to interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors expressed in the nervous and immune system, respectively, and mediate a wide range of effects, including anti-inflammatory properties. However, cannabinoids that bind CB1 are also psychoactive thereby limiting their clinical use. In this study, we investigated the immunosuppressive properties of JWH-015, a synthetic CB2-selective […]
https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/stoned-vets/56cdd0654e3a0a6d5eaa13c3 Daily life can be a minefield of triggers for those struggling with PTSD. While many states have legalized medical marijuana, the federal government has not, so agencies like the V.A. can’t recommend it, even though many Vets feel that they need it.