March Cannabis Science Update:
- Oral Administration of synthetic THC reduces symptoms of sleep apnea, according to clinical trial data published online in the scientific journal Frontiers in Psychiatry. http://norml.org/news/2013/02/14/study-oral-thc-administration-mitigates-sleep-apnea
- New findings highlight the high risks of smoking synthetic marijuana including possible kidney damage in some teens and young adults. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6206a1.htm and http://www.samhsa.gov/newsroom/advisories/1212040915.aspx
- In February, a researcher from the University of Auckland in New Zealand claims he found an increased risk of stroke among cannabis users, but critics of the study contest that claim.
- Meanwhile, research published in the American Heart Journal said marijuana users who had heart attacks were no more likely to die than those who hadn’t smoked cannabis. http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/08/marijuana-linked-to-increased-stroke-risk/
- Finally, in Israel, researchers at Tel Aviv University studied the effect of medical marijuana on the health of 19 nursing home patients between the ages of 69 and 101. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130124123453.htm
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Cannabis Science Update is a regular feature of the KMUD radio show, Cannabis Consciousness (1:30-3:00pm on the first Sun. of every month), and is written by Kerry Reynolds, read by Harold Day, and recorded by Dave Smith.