Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Latest Research on Medicinal Cannabis' Possible Future Uses

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, but I had important family business to attend to. Rather than rehash the last six months of research, I'll provide some links to some of the latest media releases on cannabinoid research.

Cannabinoids Linked to Colon Cancer Prevention:

Interferon-based therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is often limited by side effects including flu-like symptoms, fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle and joint pain, and depression, which can lead to poor adherence, dose reduction, or treatment discontinuation.

Medicinal cannabis may relieve such side effects and help patients stay on treatment, according to a study published in the October 2006 European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

..and finally, an example of the ongoing conflict btween US Federal and State Laws:

DEA Raids State Medical Marijuana Dispensary