Medicine

Research recommends abstinence from cannabis, other drugs during pregnancy

Babies exposed to drugs require more care and longer stay in hospital

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Research Roundup: small study shows psilocybin effective in treating depression

Also: Israeli researchers say cannabis can be a safe and effective treatment for chronic pain

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Dr. Pritesh Kumar on the current state of medical cannabinoid research

Kumar’s responsibilities include the development of a cannabinoid analytical testing laboratory and cannabinoid genomics lab at Canadore College

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Research Roundup: study shows cannabis does not increase pain sensitivity

Patients who use opioids to manage chronic pain can be subject to hyperalgesia, or greater sensitivity to pain, but cannabis use doesn’t carry the same risk

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There’s no cure for pain, but cannabis could be a powerful tool for harm reduction

A growing body of research seems to point to cannabis as a means by which opioid users can decrease their dependence on more harmful drugs

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Research Roundup: does pot affect work performance?; patients say primary care providers lack cannabis knowledge

Also: according to research out of the University of Waterloo, U.S. consumers have positive perceptions of the legal cannabis market

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