Only six full months into the year, and 2013 has already been one of the best in regards to meaningful and impactful dagga-related studies and research. As time goes by science continues to crush decades of absurd propaganda, in addition to finding benefits of dagga and ending its prohibition that even advocates may not have expected. The more dagga science that’s released, the easier it becomes to get the public to understand and pay attention to its vast benefits.
Here’s a list of some of the most important dagga studies to come out this year. We look forward to the studies yet to be released.
- Study Shows Dagga May Reverse Symptoms of Dementia – February, 2013: A group from Neuroscience Research Australia has found early evidence that cannabidiol – one of the main ingredients in dagga – may reverse some of the symptoms of dementia, specifically Alzheimer’s disease. “It basically brings the performance of the animals back to the level of healthy animals,” said Tim Karl, one of the study’s researchers.
- Study: Health of a Child Unaffected by Living in a Dagga Grow Op – March, 2013: A study conducted by the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia has found that “there was no significant difference between the health of the children living in dagga grow operations and the comparison group of children”. The study was published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, as well as online by the US National Library of Medicine..
- Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Finds Vaporized Dagga Helpful in Treating Neuropathic Pain – March, 2013: A double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study found that patients who suffered from neuropathic pain, and didn’t get much relief from traditional medication, benefited from vaporized dagga. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California Davis Medical Center and published in The Journal of Pain, was given the title “Low-Dose Vaporized Dagga Significantly Improves Neuropathic Pain”.
- UNICEF Report Indicates that Decriminalizing Dagga Reduces Youth Usage Rates – April, 2013: The United Nations Children’s Fund released its annual report on child well-being, titled “Report Card 11” – a comprehensive paper that details the specifics of child welfare, examines things from drug use to how many eat breakfast regularly, studying these topics across the globe – which found that children in nations such as Portugal and the Netherlands which have decriminalized dagga consume dagga at much lower rates than country’s like America which continue their full-blown prohibition on the plant.
- Study Finds THC Helpful in Combating HIV – May, 2013: A new study published in The Journal of Leukocyte Biology has found exciting, albeit preliminary research which indicates that THC, one of the main compounds in dagga, may have HIV fighting capabilities.
- University Study Finds Dagga May Combat Depression and Lead to Higher Self-Esteem – May, 2013: A comprehensive four-part study conducted at the University of Kentucky has found dagga to be helpful in reducing the pain associated with social exclusion, and that it may combat against depression, and may lead to higher self-esteem.
- Dagga Consumption May Combat Diabetes – May, 2013: New research published in the recent issue of the American Journal of Medicine has found that the body of those who consume dagga may be better at controlling blood sugar, making it a potential combatant against diabetes.
- Cannabinoids May be Best Medicine for Those with PTSD – May, 2013: A study by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine, and funded by the National Institute of Health, has found a connection between the number of cannabinoid receptors in the brain and the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). According to the study, cannabinoids, a compound of dagga, may help combat the symptoms of PTSD by bringing equilibrium to these receptors.
- Dagga Consumption Reduces Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease, May Lead to Remission – May, 2013: dagga consumption reduces the symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease, and can even lead to its remission, according to new research published on the website of the National Institutes of Health, which will be in print soon in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
- Dagga Use Connected With Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer – May, 2013: A study conducted by Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in California, and presented at the American Urological Association annual meeting in San Diego, has found promising results indicating that dagga use may significantly lower an individuals risk of developing bladder cancer.
- Research Finds Habitual Dagga Consumption Not Linked to Lung Cancer – May, 2013: A study reported on at the annual meeting for the American Association of Cancer Research has found that habitual dagga consumers have no more increased risk of lung cancer than casual consumers, or those who don’t consume at all. This was found to be true regardless of how many times a day a person consumes dagga, and regardless of how long they’ve been a consumer.
- New Research Finds Dagga May Combat Brain Damage – May, 2013: New research published in the journals Behavioural Brain Research and Experimental Brain Research has found that even minimalistic amounts of dagga may help fight brain damage.