Cannabis Studies

Matt Simon The chairman of New Hampshire’s study commission on marijuana legalization, Rep. Patrick Abrami, R-Stratham, thinks Granite Staters who support ending marijuana prohibition should have waited for his commission’s report before supporting reform efforts in the Legislature (“Commission to deliver pot report on Nov. 1,” April 8). While all three neighboring states have already […]

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BOULDER — Cannabis users are focusing on issues such as dosages, quality control and the best ways to consume measured amounts of cannabis, according to a new study from BDS Analytics. “There is enormous innovation potential ahead,” said Linda Gilbert, managing director of consumer insights for Boulder-based BDS Analytics, which shared some of the data with […]

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A bipartisan measure introduced this week in the House would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to research whether marijuana is a viable substitute for highly addictive opioids in treating former military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress and chronic pain. VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018 would authorize VA to advance such research in […]

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On Thursday, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted its support for the first marijuana-based drug, a treatment for two rare forms of epilepsy in children. As a cannabis-derived medicine moves closer to full FDA approval, some people think marijuana has that potential to make an even bigger contribution to public health: turning back […]

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About Elise Herron Elise Herron grew up in Sisters, Oregon. She spent time in New Zealand and Central America before settling in Portland to finish out a degree in Journalism. … read more at: http://www.wweek.com/news/2018/04/20/washington-state-university-study-among-first-to-test-effects-of-different-strains-of-cannabis-on-depression-and-anxiety/

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In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples’ self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home. Their work, published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders, suggests smoking cannabis can significantly reduce short-term levels of depression, anxiety, and stress but […]

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According to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry, “continued cannabis use may be associated with small reductions in cognitive functioning” on young brains but those deficits “are substantially diminished with abstinence.” The study was a meta-analysis of 69 cross-sectional studies of 2,152 cannabis users and 6,575 comparison participants. The researchers found “a small but […]

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Fears that cannabis causes irreparable harm to teenager’s brains have been stoked by trials which “overstated” the effects on intelligence and other functions, according to a review which found little ill-effect after three days abstinence. Studies have shown it is 114 times less harmful than alcohol, but marijuana’s impact on adolescents’ brain development and mental health is […]

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