Cannabis Research

Last week famed writer Malcolm Gladwell wrote an article in The New Yorker that asked whether or not we know enough about the dangers of marijuana. And cannabis researchers were not happy with it. Many marijuana researchers have come out and publicly criticized Gladwell’s article. The biggest sticking points were Gladwell’s association of marijuana with violent crime […]

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Is it biologically plausible that cannabis could cause a psychotic disorder? Yes. Brain scientists know very little about the underlying biology of psychotic conditions, other than that hundreds of common gene variants are likely involved. Schizophrenia, for instance, is not a uniform disorder but an umbrella term for an array of unexplained problems involving recurrent […]

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South Carolina lawmakers are once again introducing legislation to legalize marijuana for treatment of critically ill patients in the state, making another go at a debate that has gradually made progress in this deeply red state in recent years. Sen. Tom Davis, a Republican from Beaufort, told The Associated Press that would file the Compassionate […]

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As more states legalize medical cannabis, more people will likely use it to supplement, or as a substitute for, prescription drugs, researchers say. A new study assesses attitudes and use of medical cannabis and the mainstream health care system—described as either a doctor or hospital—among marijuana users. “…the current public health framework focusing primarily on […]

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Otago University health researchers warn cannabis risks are being downplayed in talk about changing the law but, in a New Zealand Medical Journal editorial, do support decriminalising recreational use by adults. A binding referendum on personal cannabis use is being held at the 2020 election. Justice Minister Andrew Little announced the decision shortly before Christmas, […]

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The physicist Richard Feynman has been popularly quoted as stating that if you think you understand quantum mechanics, then you don’t. It is perhaps not a quantum leap to make the same claim about cannabis. The cannabis plant is not a single substance, but rather contains more than 500 identified chemical constituents. More than 100 […]

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Is it biologically plausible that cannabis could cause a psychotic disorder? Yes. Brain scientists know very little about the underlying biology of psychotic conditions, other than that hundreds of common gene variants are likely involved. Schizophrenia, for instance, is not a uniform disorder but an umbrella term for an array of unexplained problems involving recurrent […]

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the second year in a row, Congressman Matt Gaetz has introduced a bill to benefit research into the medical benefits of cannabis. According to a press release from Gaetz’s office, the congressman is sponsoring the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2019. Similar to the bill from last year, the Medical Cannabis […]

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