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NEWS ARTICLES ON CONDITIONS 2010-2017


LEISHMANIASIS (Disease Caused by Protozoan Parasites Spread by Sandflies)
LIVER DISEASE-NON HEPATITIS/LIVER FUNCTIONS (See Also HEPATITIS)
LONG TERM USE EFFECTS
LUNG FUNCTION
LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
LYME DISEASE


LEISHMANIASIS
A CB2 Activating Cannabinoid is the new potential weapon against horrific parasites (news–2016) http://cannabishealthindex.com/cannabinoid-research/a-cb2-activating-cannabinoid-is-the-new-potentialweapon-against-horrific-parasites/


LIVER DISEASE-NON HEPATITIS/LIVER FUNCTIONS
Cannabis Compound Induces Death Of Cells Associated With Liver Fibrosis (news–2011) http://norml.org/news/2011/06/30/cannabis-compound-induces-death-of-cells-associated-with-liver-fibrosis
Marijuana Compound Improves Brain And Liver Function In Animal Model Of Hepatic Encephalopathy (news-2011) http://norml.org/news/2011/01/27/marijuana-compound-improves-brain-and-liver-function-in-animalmodel-of-hepatic-encephalopathy
Scripps Research Scientists Discover Inflammation Is Controlled Differently in Brain and Other Tissues (news-2011) http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=113766&CultureCode=en
New Study: Cannabis May Protect Liver From Alcohol Related Damage (news–2014) https://thejointblog.com/new-study-cannabis-may-protect-liver-alcohol-related-damage/


LONG TERM USE EFFECTS
125 Year Old Woman Claimed Smoking Cannabis Everyday Was Her Secret to Long Life (news–2011) http://www.hanf-info.ch/info/en/125-Year-Old-Woman-Claimed-Smoking.html
Pot smoking not tied to middle-age mental decline (news-2012) http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/04/us-drugs-idUSTRE8030AE20120104
One Joint a Week for 49 Years Doesn’t Harm Lungs, Research Finds (news-2012) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-01-10/one-marijuana-joint-a-week-for-49-years-doesn-tharm-lungs-research-finds
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Chronic cannabis abuse, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and thyroid function (letter-2013) https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/html/10.1055/s-0032-1316342
Long-Term Cannabis Use Is Associated With Better Health Than Long-Term Tobacco use (news-2013) http://hempedification.blogspot.com/2013_04_01_archive.html
Marijuana habit not linked to lung cancer (news-2013) http://www.oncologypractice.com/single-view/marijuana-habit-not-linked-to-lungcancer/73840afd2cca226b9e6a9ddc7cb0d039.html
Marijuana has no adverse effects on health, BU study suggests (news-2013) http://dailyfreepress.com/2013/09/25/marijuana-has-no-adverse-effects-on-health-bu-study-suggests/
Study: Recreational Marijuana Users Show No ‘Negative Health Outcomes’ (news-2013) http://www.leafscience.com/2013/09/24/study-recreational-marijuana-users-show-negative-healthoutcomes/
No detectable association between frequency of marijuana use and health or healthcare utilization (news-2013) http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-09-association-frequency-marijuana-health-healthcare.html
Marijuana Use Results in Less Domestic Violence (news–2014) http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2014/08/19/marijuana-in-marriage-equals-less-violence-study-finds/
Marijuana’s Effect on Memory Overstated, Study Finds (news–2014) http://www.leafscience.com/2014/03/25/marijuanas-effect-memory-overstated-studyfinds/?utm_source=mantis&utm_medium=recommend&utm_campaign=mantis
The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science (news–2015) http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/01/22/3614459/new-pot-research/
Daily pot use not associated with brain shrinkage: Colorado study (news–2015) http://news.yahoo.com/daily-pot-not-associated-brain-shrinkage-colorado-study-235549441.html
What It’s Like To Smoke Pot Every Day For 50 Years (news–2015)  https://www.yahoo.com/health/what-its-like-to-smoke-pot-every-day-for-50-years-117780070001.html
No sign of safety risks with longterm pot use for chronic pain (news–2015) http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/09/no-sign-of-safety-risks-with-long-term-pot-use-for-chronic-pain/
No addled brain for experienced medical marijuana users: study (news–2015) http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2015/09/29/no-addled-brain-for-experienced-medicalmarijuana-users-study.html
Cannabis conundrum: Evidence of harm?: Opposition to marijuana use is often rooted in arguments about the drug’s harm to children and adults, but the scientific evidence is seldom clear-cut (article–2015) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncy.21516/full
Study says long-term pot use causes poor gum health – but not much else (news–2016) http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jun/01/long-term-pot-use-study-poor-gum-health-marijuana
Marijuana Use Linked to Increased Gum Disease Risk (news–2016) https://www.perio.org/consumer/marijuana-use Largest ever longitudinal twin study of adolescent cannabis use finds no relationship heavy use and IQ decline (news–2016) http://news.meta.com/2016/01/18/twinsstudy/


LUNG FUNCTION
Scripps Research Scientists Discover Inflammation Is Controlled Differently in Brain and Other Tissues (news–2011) https://www.scripps.edu/news/press/2011/20111020cravatt.html
Marijuana doesn’t harm lung function, study found (news–2012) http://news.yahoo.com/marijuana-doesnt-harm-lung-function-study-found-210146886.html
Study: Smoking Marijuana Not Linked with Lung Damage (news–2012) http://healthland.time.com/2012/01/10/study-smoking-marijuana-not-linked-with-lung-damage/
Marijuana Smoke Not as Damaging as Tobacco, Says Study (news-2012) http://news.yahoo.com/marijuana-smoke-not-damaging-tobacco-says-study-204709671–abc-news.html
One Joint a Week for 49 Years Doesn’t Harm Lungs, Research Finds (news–2012) http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2012-01-10/one-marijuana-joint-a-week-for-49-years-doesn-tharm-lungs-research-finds
Pot smokers don’t puff away lung health: study (news–2012) http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/11/us-pot-health-idUSTRE8092BC20120111
Science Says: Lungs Love Weed (news–2012) http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/01/11/marijuana-not-bad-your-lungs
Study: Cannabinoids Offer Treatment For Severe Lung Disease (news–2013) http://www.leafscience.com/2013/11/21/study-cannabinoids-offer-treatment-severe-lung-disease/
Checotah Man Credits Cannabis Oil For Improved Health (COPD) (news–2014) http://www.newson6.com/story/26293519/checotah-man-credits-cannabis-oil-for-improved-health
Does Legal Marijuana Help or Hurt the U.S. Health Care System? (news–2014) http://wallstcheatsheet.com/business/does-legal-marijuana-help-or-hurt-the-u-s-health-care-system.html/?a=viewall
Marijuana Smoking Not Linked to Chronic Breathing Problems (news–2014) http://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20120103/marijuana-smoking-not-linked_to-chronic-breathingproblems
MEDICAL MARIJUANA : Out of the Shadows (news–2014) http://cannabisclinicians.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/SCMA-Spring-2014-Kerr.pdf
Cannabis conundrum: Evidence of harm?: Opposition to marijuana use is often rooted in arguments about the drug’s harm to children and adults, but the scientific evidence is seldom clear-cut (article–2015) http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncy.21516/full
The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science (news–2015) http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/01/22/3614459/new-pot-research/
No smoke, no fire: What the initial literature suggests regarding vapourized cannabis and respiratory risk (news–2015) http://www.theweeklyweedonline.com/no-smoke-no-fire-what-the-initial-literature-suggests-regardingvapourized-cannabis-and-respiratory-risk/
UCLA Professor Finds Marijuana Is Safer to Smoke Than Tobacco (news–2015) http://www.laweekly.com/music/ucla-professor-finds-marijuana-is-safer-to-smoke-than-tobacco-5658317
Study: Use Of Vaporizers Mitigates Pulmonary Risks Associated With Cannabis Smoking
(news–2015) http://www.theweeklyweedonline.com/study-use-of-vaporizers-mitigates-pulmonary-risks-associated-withcannabis-smoking/
Marijuana Shown to Be Less Damaging to Lungs Than Tobacco (news–2015) http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/01/11282/marijuana-shown-be-less-damaging-lungs-tobacco
The Impact Of Smoking Marijuana Regularly On Your Lungs, According To Science (news–2015) http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/01/22/3614459/new-pot-research/
UCLA Professor Finds Marijuana Is Safer to Smoke Than Tobacco (news–2015) http://www.laweekly.com/music/ucla-professor-finds-marijuana-is-safer-to-smoke-than-tobacco-5658317
WHY SMOKING MOLDY WEED IS BAD, BAD NEWS (news–2016) https://www.mmjdoctoronline.com/health-news/why-smoking-moldy-weed-is-bad-bad-news
Beginner’s Guide: Finding the Right Marijuana Vaporizer (news–2016) https://www.hellomd.com/health-wellness/beginner-s-guide-finding-the-right-marijuana-vaporizer Spliffs Are Poison, Destroy Lungs (news–2016) https://www.greenrushdaily.com/2016/01/12/spliffs-poison-destroy-lungs/ The Shocking Differences Between Cannabis and Tobacco Smoke (news–2016) https://www.greenrushdaily.com/2016/01/10/differences-cannabis-tobacco-smoke/ Will I Get Higher If I Hold In My Hit Longer? (news–2016) https://www.greenrushdaily.com/2016/10/21/will-get-higher-hold-hit-longer/ Massive scientific report on marijuana confirms medical benefits (news–2017) http://arstechnica.com/science/2017/01/massive-scientific-report-on-marijuana-confirms-medical-benefits/
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LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
LEGALISING CANNABIS (Marijuana) for MEDICINAL USE (news–2010) http://www.lupus-sle.org/lupus-foundation-campaigns.html
Medical Marijuana and Lupus: What You Need to Know (news–2013) http://www.medicaljane.com/2013/01/07/lupus-and-medical-marijuana/
Treating Lupus with Cannabis (news–2013) https://www.leafly.com/news/health/treating-lupus-with-cannabis
Study uncovers marijuana’s potential to treat autoimmune diseases (news–2014) http://www.news-medical.net/news/20140603/Study-uncovers-marijuanas-potential-to-treat-autoimmunediseases.aspx
How Cannabis Helps Lupus (news–2015) http://www.theecdf.org/lupus/
One family’s medical-marijuana story (news–2015) http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150624_One_family_s_medical-marijuana_story.html


LYME DISEASE 
Lyme Disease by Cynkay Morningstar (anecdotal–undated) http://rxmarijuana.com/shared_comments/Lyme_Disease.htm
Lyme Disease – Cannabis Treatment (news/anecdotal–undated) http://medicalmarijuana.com/medical-uses/condition.cfm?conID=55
Cannabis Alleviates Symptoms of Lyme Disease! (news–2010) http://ezinearticles.com/?Cannabis-Alleviates-Symptoms-of-Lyme-Disease!&id=4979819
Medical Marijuana and Lyme Disease…Alexis’ story (news/anecdotal–2012) http://www.doobons.com/blog/2012/02/22/medical-marijuana-and-lyme-disease-alexis-story/
This for That: Lyme Disease (news/anecdotal–2012) http://the420times.com/2012/01/this-for-that-lyme-disease/
How Cannabis Helps Lyme Disease (news–2014) http://www.theecdf.org/lyme-disease/
Cannabis kicks Lyme disease to the curb (news–2014)  http://www.naturalnews.com/043834_cannabis_Lyme_disease_medical_marijuana.html
Cannabidiol paste potentially a cure for Lyme disease (news–2015) http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/301163011.html
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I moved across the country so weed could take the edge off my Lyme disease (news–2016) http://www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/1126764/marijuana-for-lyme-disease
How Cannabis Helps Lyme Disease (news–2016) http://www.theimpactnetwork.org/lyme-disease/