Using cannabis when you’re young may increase your risk of developing heart disease later, according to a University of Guelph study. In the first study to look at specific risk indicators for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in young, healthy cannabis users, researchers found increased arterial stiffness and lower cardiac function than in non-users. “Cannabis is really
Cannabis as treatment for animal cancer
Can cannabis products kill cancer cells? A study at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) aims to find out. Prof. Sam Hocker, Department of Clinical Studies, is undertaking a three-year study to learn more about the anti-cancer properties of cannabidiol and its potential for treating urothelial carcinoma, a difficult-to-treat bladder cancer in animals.
Cannabis may help chemo patients
A compound from cannabis could be developed into promising anti-nausea treatments for cancer patients on chemotherapy, suggests a new research paper by University of Guelph scientists. The study is the first to show the specific trigger for nausea – a common symptom of many diseases and a distressing side effect of chemotherapy that is not
U of G Researchers Publish First-Ever Scientific Study on Cannabis Production
As Canada prepares to legalize recreational marijuana, a U of G research team in the School of Environmental Sciences (SES) led by Prof. Youbin Zheng has been formulating growing methods to improve the production of medicinal cannabis plants. Last year, they published what is believed to be the first-ever scientific paper on growing better marijuana