Cannabis Studies

Image copyright Getty Images US teenagers are using marijuana and vaporisers more than they smoke cigarettes, a government study shows. Some 15% of high school students said they had used marijuana within the previous 30 days, found the report for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And 12.1% of students said they had used a […]

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According to a study from PayScale, cannabis industry employees are more optimistic about the future of their employers than the rest of the U.S. workforce. The study, based on nearly 500 salary profiles from individuals working in both medical and recreational cannabis businesses, found that 68 percent of cannabusiness employees “believe their employers have a […]

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Cannabis could help treat Alzheimer’s and dementia. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active ingredient of the plant, would act against the aging of brain cells. Directed by Dr. Andras Bilkei-Gorzo, two teams of researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel addressed the issue. Studies were conducted on […]

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When new state regulations allowing consumers to buy recreational marijuana take effect Jan. 1, industry experts estimate that tens of thousands of informal cannabis-related businesses will have to transition into the regulated market. On Monday, the Secretary of State announced a digital tool to help streamline that process: Cannabizfile, a new online portal where entrepreneurs […]

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is pairing with an Australian biopharmaceutical company in what some advocates say could be the first major effort in the United States to study the effects of medical marijuana on children with autism. Athena Zuppa, the director of the hospital’s Center for Clinical Pharmacology, will lead a team researching current medical marijuana patients. […]

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Americans for Safe Access, a national medical marijuana patient advocacy group, on Thursday released a paper on the opioid crisis and how cannabis medicines can help break the addiction cycle in prescription pain medication abuse. The paper uses Michigan as a case study of the effectiveness of the state’s medical marijuana program in diminishing the deaths and […]

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In an effort to learn how cannabis use affects driving, Colorado’s two major universities are studying the change in a driver’s balance, movement ability and reaction time after consuming pot  – but to better mirror consumption trends, the study uses subjects who just smoked something much more potent than the schwag our parents grew up with. […]

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Smoking cigarettes and daily use of cannabis are strongly linked in the United States, research says. Smokers, overall, are seven times more likely to use pot daily than non-smokers, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health. This relationship was found to be especially strong among young people between the […]

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