May 2018

CLOSE A study found a correlation between some states with legalized recreational marijuana use and the frequency of collision claim reports. Video provided by Newsy Newslook An indoor cannabis grow facility.(Photo: Getty Images) Drugs are being detected more often in drivers responsible for fatal crashes, according to a new study by the Governors Highway Safety Association. […]

The researchers said there was a 9 percent average increase in marijuana use each year of the study period (2000-2016), while cocaine use stayed relatively constant. In a related editorial, three researchers from New York University said there are still plenty of holes in this study and the overall research into marijuana’s relationship to cardiovascular […]

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A historically Black university in Louisiana is trying to make its mark in the medical marijuana industry. Southern University and Agricultural and Medicinal College in Baton Rouge will launch a medical marijuana program after a contract with Advanced Biomedics, a Louisiana-based company specializing in pharmaceutical-grade marijuana products, was approved on Friday (May 25). The move […]

Last year, Tiffany Youngs of the UK was given one month to live after doctors revealed that her cancer was incurable. Today, she credits cannabis oil and a strict diet for saving her life.  In 2013, Tiffany – who is married to professional rugby player Tom Youngs of Leicester Tigers – was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Initially, […]

(Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg) The age at which someone first begins smoking marijuana could make a big difference in their future drug use, suggests a new study. But context always matters – and in the case of this research, understanding the context in which someone starts using marijuana is essential to understanding the results. The study analyzed data for […]

(Via Drug Policy Alliance) Using cannabis doesn’t impair the ability to conceive children, according to new medical data. In a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health earlier this year, researchers found “little overall association between female or male marijuana use and fecundability.” The study examined medical data from over 4,000 women […]

The Konneker Research Laboratories, where OU’s cannabis research will take place.  … read more at: https://www.athensnews.com/news/campus/ou-is-still-researching-medical-cannabis/article_527f2c8e-6425-11e8-833e-2fe6ebdc8dd0.html

A marijuana plant, though who knows whether Ohio’s medical marijuana law will result in plants like this.  … read more at: https://www.athensnews.com/news/regional/ou-yes-on-pot-research-no-on-testing/article_cefa64bc-642b-11e8-93b1-a77ecd903654.html

(WTHR/AP) — On Wednesday, May 30, 2018, President Trump signed the “Right To Try” bill into law. The law allows terminally ill patients to try experimental treatments that have not yet received final approval by the FDA. But does this include medical marijuana? The short answer, yes – for some. Accessing marijuana under the Right […]

One of the many rumors people have heard about marijuana use is that it decreases the ability for a person to conceive a child. But a new study finds that’s a load of baloney. An article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health earlier this year found that claims about cannabis use decreasing fertility […]