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Doctors Want More Information on Medical Cannabis, Study Finds

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Ecstasy ingredient could help ease PTSD symptoms, study finds

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Research suggests MDMA could reduce symptoms when combined with talking therapies

MDMA, the main ingredient of the party drug ecstasy, could help reduce symptoms among those living with post-traumatic stress disorder, research suggests.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is commonly treated with drugs, psychotherapies or both. However, some find little benefit, with certain talking therapies linked to high dropout rates.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/01/ecstasy-ingredient-could-help-ease-ptsd-symptoms-study-finds

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EPA chief signs proposal limiting science used in decisions

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has signed a proposed rule that would restrict the types of scientific studies regulators can use to determine the impact of pesticide and pollution exposure on human health….

Source: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRUMP_EPA_SCIENCE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

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Legalised cannabis could help solve America's opioid crisis, studies suggest

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Research into medical marijuana and liberal cannabis laws may offer insights into possible solutions to a crisis that saw 17,087 people die from prescription opioid overdoes in the US in 2016.

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/legalised-cannabis-latest-solved-opioid-crisis-medical-marijuana-studies-scientific-jama-internal-a8293831.html