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Research Roundup: June 25, 2024

Best of cannabinoid science this week...

In children with moderate to severe autism from the ages of 5 to 18 years old, CBD-rich extracts caused significant improvements in communication skills, attention, learning, eye contact, diminished aggression & irritability as well as an overall increase in both the patient’s & family’s quality of life

Clinical and Family Implications of Cannabidiol (CBD)-Dominant Full-Spectrum Phytocannabinoid Extract in Children and Adolescents with Moderate to Severe Non-Syndromic Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): An Observational Study on Neurobehavioral Management And a review of how cannabis can help autistic people with their teeth problems

Therapeutic Indications of Cannabis Sativa in Odontology for Autistic Patients: A Literature Review

In adults with one year of medical cannabis use, brain imaging showed no significant neural effects in the areas of working memory, reward & inhibitory control

Impact of year-long cannabis use for medical symptoms on brain activation during cognitive processes


German public health data of cannabinoid for psychiatric disorders found a positive effect on symptoms and at least 75% of the 5k+ cases

Cannabinoid Drugs in the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders - Data from the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices

From New York's medical cannabis program, evidence suggested that medical cannabis availability reduced past month self-reported poor mental health days by nearly 10% & that “medical cannabis access has positive health impacts or populations, likely through pain relief”

Medical Cannabis Availability and Mental Health: Evidence from New York's Medical Cannabis Program

A review of CBD for epilepsy

CBD in the Treatment of Epilepsy

And a review of CBD for drug-resistant epilepsy in children & young adults

Use of cannabidiol in the treatment of drug-refractory epilepsy in children and young adults: A systematic review

In mice, cannabis oil promoted social interaction & ultrasonic communication via the oxytocin pathways

Cannabis Sativa Oil Promotes Social Interaction and Ultrasonic Communication by Acting on Oxytocin Pathway

In a rat model of obesity & insulin resistance, CBG improved membrane phospholipids, enriched fatty acid pools & inhibited local inflammation suggesting it as a “new potential medical application in the treatment of obesity-related metabolic disorders”

Cannabigerol–A useful agent restoring the muscular phospholipids milieu in obese and insulin-resistant Wistar rats?


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