Cannabis Studies

It’s long been thought that marijuana can trigger psychotic symptoms, but a new study indicates it doesn’t trigger them as much as scientists previously thought. Published in the journal Addiction, the new piece of research also says that weed can definitely make schizophrenic symptoms worse in people who have the disorder. Read: Boost Mood, Foster Creativity, And […]

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A group of Maine researchers has published new research results suggesting marijuana use may help some people reduce their reliance on prescription opioid pain medications. A survey of about 1,500 medical marijuana patients in New England conducted as a collaborative study involving the Husson University School of Pharmacy, Bowdoin College, Maine Medical Center and medical […]

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Despite the positive news, there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that for patients who already have schizophrenia, cannabis does make symptoms worse. Photo / 123RF The risk of developing psychosis as a result of smoking cannabis is much lower than first thought, scientists believe. Over the years, a host of previous research has pointed to […]

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Nothing says 2017 like busting ancient stereotypes! First putting pineapples on pizza and now this.. A study that was unsurprisingly released today, revealed that recent research conducted through interviewing 1,600 North Americans concluded that in general cannabis users are better educated and more sociable than their non-smoking counterparts. Out of those questioned, pot smokers were […]

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Looking for the finest weed? Turn to private purveyors, not the feds. New research finds that government-produced cannabis offers fewer variations and a lower concentration of cannabinoids than marijuana sold by dispensaries in states where the drug is legal.  The study was published in Nature on Wednesday, a day before the nation’s unofficial marijuana holiday, April 20. […]

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If Congress were to legalize medical marijuana nationwide for medicinal purposes, it could save the Medicaid program $1 billion in prescription drug costs, according to new study published in Health Affairs. Researchers say that after examining a number of jurisdictions to determine whether medical marijuana laws were having an affect on the sale of prescription […]

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Cannabis and sex have a long, complicated history. Considered a divine plant throughout India and Asia, cannabis is touted as an effective aphrodisiac in these regions as it has been for thousands of years. On the other hand, we have accounts like those of Greek physician Dioscorides, who in his De Materia Medica (On Medical […]

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