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University of Illinois Research News: Synthetic Cannabiniod Reduces Sleep Apnea

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Thu, Jan 04, 2018

When obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) was listed as a contributing factor in the death of actress Carrie Fisher, it brought the condition into the spotlight. Until the news, many people considered sleep apnea to be just a bothersome form of snoring. However, with OSA, breathing is actually interrupted for a few seconds or even several minutes. According to the American sleep apnea association, 38,000 people die annually from heart disease directly complicated by sleep apnea. Now researchers at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) believe they have found the first medication that reduces the effects of OSA, and it's  based on a molecule found in the cannabis plant.

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UCLA Increasing Cannabis Research With Newly Established Research Group

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Aug 08, 2017

As cannabis use becomes legal in more and more states in the US, both for recreational and medical purposes, it is becoming necessary for more research into the drug. Currently in the US, 20% of the population have access to legal recreational marijuana use and 60% have access to legal medical marijuana. Unfortunately, even with such widespread access to cannabis, research if the drug has been limited due to the DEA classifying it as a Schedule I drug in the 1970s. (Image courtesy of CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

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