Cannabis Research

Washington State University researchers have found evidence supporting an already popular theory: that regular cannabis users stay more relaxed in stressful situations. The study, published recently in the journal Psychopharmacology, found that daily – or “chronic” – cannabis users were significantly calmer than non-users when subjected to a barrage of physiological and psychosocial stressors – […]


Recreational marijuana use is now legal in eight states plus the District of Columbia, giving public health researchers more leeway than ever to investigate some of the foundational underpinnings of cannabis culture: How much weed is in a joint? What happens to your brain when you get high? And now: Are chronic marijuana users really […]


It’s not uncommon to see marijuana described as harmless — a claim that suggests that legalizing the drug will carry few, if any, major negative consequences. Not so fast. According to a study recently published in The Review of Economic Studies, access to legal marijuana may significantly reduce academic performance. The study took advantage of […]

It makes sense that health insurance should cover medical marijuana. After all, cannabis is a type of medicine that doctors prescribe. So why is it that you can’t present your insurance card at a dispensary? Is there any hope for the future? 1. Science Supported Medicine Over the past twenty years, scientists have researched the […]

Almost a year after the Drug Enforcement Administration announced it would consider granting additional licenses to cultivate cannabis for research purposes—and despite drawing 25 applicants so far—the agency has yet to greenlight a new grow operation. The DEA says it does not have a timeline to approve or deny applications and noted that it is dealing […]

In four years, the International Cannabinoid Research Society will hold the International Symposium on the Cannabinoids in Jerusalem as guests of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The ICRS is the oldest scientific society dedicated to the research in the cannabis plant, cannabinoids and their physiological and biochemical targets. The ICRS, which meets annually, has nearly […]