Study: CBD Effective As Adjunctive Therapy For Schizophrenia

"These findings suggest that CBD has beneficial effects in patients with schizophrenia," authors concluded.

UNITED KINGDOM: The daily administration of CBD (cannabidiol) as an adjunctive therapy mitigates psychotic symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, according to clinical trial data published online ahead of print in The American Journal of Psychiatry. British researchers assessed the adjunctive use of CBD compared to placebo over a six-week period in a randomized trial of 88 schizophrenic patients. Participants ingested 1000mg Read the full article…

Marijuana-Schizophrenia Connection Just More “Reefer Madness”

Image showing brain areas more active in controls than in schizophrenia patients during a working memory task during a fMRI study. Two brain slices are shown.

MASSACHUSETTS:  Researchers from Northwestern University reported Monday that chronic teenage use of marijuana contributes to changes in a person’s brain structure to resemble that of a person with schizophrenia, often resulting in memory issues. Release of the research comes about a week after Uruguay became the first nation to legalize marijuana use for Uruguayans 18 and older, and after Read the full article…

Forget Marijuana Madness: Could Marijuana Treat Your Depression

“THC administration reduces the negative bias in emotional processing,” said the researchers. “This adds human evidence to support the hypothesis that the endocannabinoid system is involved in the modulation of emotional processing.”

NETHERLANDS: Depending on who you listen to, marijuana could be the solution for whatever ails you or your ultimate demise; or it could make you dumb and sick. We have a tendency to believe the research not funded by biased parties in support of federal marijuana prohibition—the research that shows cannabis may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and obesity, Read the full article…

A Link Between Marijuana, Schizophrenia Is Tenuous

"Samuel T. Wilkinson's attempt to tie marijuana to mental illness is reefer madness all over again."

NEW YORK: Samuel T. Wilkinson’s attempt to tie marijuana to mental illness (“Pot-Smoking and the Schizophrenia Connection,” WSJ op-ed, July 2) is reefer madness all over again. The evidence indicating a causal relationship between marijuana consumption and mental disorders is “neither very new, nor by normal criteria, very compelling,” according to research published in the journal Read the full article…

You Don’t Have to Think Marijuana is Safe to Support Legalization

Is Marijuana Safe?

Project SAM’s Kevin Sabet and other prohibition advocates have seized on a new Wall Street Journal op-ed rehashing claims that marijuana use may be correlated with schizophrenia:Why isn’t this getting more play? Doc at Yale School of Medicine: Pot-Smoking & the Schizophrenia Connection  via @WSJ — Kevin Sabet (@KevinSabet) July 2, 2013 Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin, in a piece titled, “A Read the full article…