Cannabis Studies

A new paper in Biological Psychiatry reports that chronic cannabis users have reduced levels of an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). The enzyme has been considered for treatment for cannabis dependence because it breaks down substances made in the brain that have cannabis-like effects, called endocannabinoids, rendering them inactive. “This exciting study sheds […]

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TUESDAY, Oct. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Are U.S. kids who live in states with legal medical marijuana more likely to smoke pot? The answer appears to be no, a new study suggests. However, the study did find that people over 25 were smoking more marijuana after the laws took effect. “There were only increases […]

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New data presented at this year’s International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) adds to accumulating evidence that high-potency cannabis in associated with an increased risk of users becoming dependent on cannabis. The analysis is by Dr Tom Freeman at University College London, UK. Estimates suggest around 182 million people worldwide […]

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New data presented at this year’s International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) adds to accumulating evidence that high-potency cannabis in associated with an increased risk of users becoming dependent on cannabis. The analysis is by Dr Tom Freeman at University College London, UK. Estimates suggest around 182 million people worldwide […]

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About 2,500 years ago, mourners buried a man in an elaborate grave, and covered his chest with a shroud made of 13 cannabis plants, according to a new study. The grave is one of a select few ancient Central Eurasian burials that archaeologists have found to contain cannabis. This particular grave, located in northwestern China, sheds […]

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About 2,500 years ago, mourners buried a man in an elaborate grave, and covered his chest with a shroud made of 13 cannabis plants, according to a new study. The grave is one of a select few ancient Central Eurasian burials that archaeologists have found to contain cannabis. This particular grave, located in northwestern China, sheds […]

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New data presented at this year’s International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA) meeting in Milan, Italy (20-22 October) adds to accumulating evidence that high-potency cannabis in associated with an increased risk of users becoming dependent on cannabis. The analysis is by Dr Tom Freeman at University College London, UK. Estimates suggest around 182 million people worldwide […]

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Washington: A new study adds to accumulating evidence that high-potency cannabis in associated with an increased risk of users becoming dependent on cannabis. Estimates suggest around 182 million people worldwide use cannabis each year, a number that could rise as legalisation of recreational use and/or medical use increases. Roughly nine percent of people who try […]

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The more potent the pot is, the more likely a person who uses it is to become dependent on it, a new study from the United Kingdom finds. People in the study who used “high-potency” marijuana were twice as likely to become dependent as those who used lower-potency forms of the drug, according to new […]

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