Diabetes Marijuana Studies

WSJ Team September 17, 2010 0

A study led by researchers at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem was conducted on lab mice to test whether a non-psychoactive cannabinoid called cannabidiol would have an effect on type 1 diabetes.  Researchers injected mice with 5mg of cannabidiol daily and reported that this procedure significantly reduced the prevalence of diabetes.  The incidence of non-treated mice was around 86% while mice treated with cannabidiol proved to have an incidence of 30%. Researchers also reported lowered plasma levels of pro-inflamatories as well as lowered white blood cell swelling.  It was concluded that the non-psychoactive cannabinoid had overwhelmingly positive effects on lab mice who were infected with type 1 diabetes.

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http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=6909

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