Cannabis Studies

[Never be uninteresting. Read the most thought-provoking, funny, delightful and raw stories from The New York Times Opinion section. Sign up for our Sunday Best newsletter.] In addition, researchers now have a good understanding of how marijuana in particular affects the brain. The chemical in marijuana responsible for producing mood elevation and relaxation, THC, interferes […]

Cannabis is the most commonly used illegal drug in both Denmark and internationally, and around one in ten users becomes addicted to the drug. Researchers from iPSYCH have discovered a gene that they associate with the abuse of cannabis. “We discovered that the disorder was associated with a genetic variant. This variant affects how much […]

A new survey of more than 1,000 arthritis patients found that 57% of those questioned had tried cannabis for their symptoms, and more than 90% said it helped ease their pain. The survey was conducted by CreakyJoints, an online arthritis support community that’s part of the nonprofit Global Healthy Living Foundation. The results, published earlier […]

NEW YORK, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Patients suffering from fibromyalgia experience significant improvement in pain, sleep, and depression symptoms after treatment with Tikun Olam medical cannabis, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine confirms. The six-month study “Safety and Efficacy of Medical Cannabis in Fibromyalgia,” comprised 367 fibromyalgia patients, making it […]

SAN FRANCISCO — Legalized marijuana may be providing much-needed relief to people suffering from painful or debilitating ailments, but it’s also leading to an uptick in hospitalizations from seemingly boneheaded decisions. A new study finds that while there was a decrease in diagnoses of chronic pain following legalization in Colorado, there was also a notable increase […]

Cannabis has been cultivated as an oil-seed and fibre crop for millennia in East Asia. Little is known, however, about the early use and eventual cultivation of the plant for its psychoactive and medicinal properties. Despite being one of the most widely used psychoactive drugs in the world today, there is little archaeological or historical […]

caption A woman holds marijuana for sale at the MedMen store in West Hollywood, California U.S. January 2, 2018. source REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Following the death of a 39-year-old New Orleans woman in February, people are wondering whether she overdosed on marijuana. In May, a coroner said that her toxicology report showed traces of THC, the […]

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ICC International Cannabis Corp. (CSE: WRLD.U)(FWB: 8K51)(OTC: WLDCF) (the “Company” or “ICC” or “International Cannabis”) is pleased to announce that the Company has completed a Technical Feasibility Study (the “Feasibility Study”) relating to its proposed 150,000 square foot Danish GACP/EU-GMP certified Greenfield cultivation, processing and manufacturing […]

A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates. Researchers repeated an analysis that sparked excitement years ago. The previous work linked medical marijuana laws to slower than expected increases in state prescription opioid death rates from 1999 to […]

No, medical marijuana laws cannot prevent opioid overdose deaths. That is the takeaway from a new study conducted by Dr. Chelsea Shover of Stanford University School of Medicine in a report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Shover and her team repeated a study that had been conducted using state prescription opioid death […]