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Cannabis: heavy teenage use ‘impairs intelligence’

Scientists found a link between regular cannabis use and reduced academic performance. Teenagers who are using cannabis regularly by the age of 15 are at risk of “decreased intellectual performance”, a study has found. The Children of the Nineties study, part of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, examined intelligence tests taken by…

New cannabis-based epilepsy drug showing ‘promise’ in clinical trials on children

A new cannabis-based drug for children with severe epilepsy is showing “promising” signs in clinical trials. Epidiolex is being tested on children with Dravet Syndrome and other forms of epilepsy that do not respond to existing drugs. Its manufacturer, GW Pharmaceuticals, said most of the 60 children in the trials so far had seen the…

 


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