Cannabis Studies

Cannabis consumers are frequently affiliated with lazy, unsuccessful and apathetic labels. But, contrary to the popular stereotype new research suggests they are in fact among the most satisfied and successful among us.   The study, conducted by market researchers BDS Analytics, surveyed consumers and abstainers across a wide variety of mental, social and financial factors. […]

By Natalie Grover (Reuters) – A handful of drugmakers are taking their first steps toward developing marijuana-based painkillers, alternatives to opioids that have led to widespread abuse and caused the U.S. health regulator to ask for a withdrawal of a popular drug this month. The cannabis plant has been used for decades to manage pain […]

By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Hours after one study connected legalized recreational marijuana to an increase in car crash claims, a second study claimed legalization played a less certain role in motor vehicle fatalities. A study published Thursday afternoon in the American Journal of Public Health concluded that in the three years since Colorado […]

The state of Pennsylvania is anticipated to begin awarding their first medical marijuana licenses today. And, eager to learn more about the medicinal effect of the plant’s active compounds, Pennsylvania’s Lehigh University has announced their intention to study the synergistic effect of the plant’s many terpenes and cannabinoids on children suffering from autism. Lehigh College […]

By Karen Morfitt DENVER (CBS4)– The results of a new study show legalized marijuana use is linked to a rise in car crashes in Colorado. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a nonprofit research group that publishes insurance loss statistics, released the findings late Wednesday. (credit: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images) Since recreational marijuana was legalized for sale […]

Legal marijuana sales are projected to add billions of dollars and attract thousands of new tourists to California in coming years, according to a new study commissioned by the state regulatory agency tasked with overseeing the beginnings of the new recreational pot market.  The analysis, conducted by the University of California Agricultural Issues Center at […]

Cannabis use is up among college students in Oregon following recreational legalization of the plant, according to a new study published in the journal Addiction. Using information collected in the Healthy Minds Study – a national survey by the University of Michigan on college students’ wellbeing – researchers from Oregon State University compared cannabis consumption […]

Cannabis consumers are frequently affiliated with lazy, unsuccessful and apathetic labels. But, contrary to the popular stereotype new research suggests they are in fact among the most satisfied and successful among us.   The study, conducted by market researchers BDS Analytics, surveyed consumers and abstainers across a wide variety of mental, social and financial factors. […]

Adult marijuana use rose significantly in states that passed loosely regulated medical marijuana laws (MMLs) according to a new study by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center. Highest increases were reported among adults ages 26 and over. Little change was found in past-month marijuana use among adolescents or young […]

Cannabis use is up among college students in Oregon following recreational legalization of the plant, according to a new study published in the journal Addiction. Using information collected in the Healthy Minds Study – a national survey by the University of Michigan on college students’ wellbeing – researchers from Oregon State University compared cannabis consumption […]