Cannabis Studies

Cannabis dependence is a serious problem worldwide and it is of growing importance in the United States as marijuana becomes increasingly legal. A new study published online by JAMA Psychiatry examined what specific genetic variants might contribute to cannabis dependence. Joel Gelernter, M.D., of the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn., and coauthors conducted […]

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A new study says heavy pot smokers will end up in a lower social class than their parents by their mid-thirties. U.C. Davis Emergency Medicine Professor Dr. Magdalena Cerda says the study found that regular and persistent users also experienced more financial, work-related and relationship difficulties. “Regular marijuana use over many years has an impact […]

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Getty The vast healing properties of the cannabis plant are becoming more and more widely known. The actual scientific knowledge behind why and how cannabinoids are an invaluable treatment and medication is sadly not widespread. Often misunderstood and misinterpreted, some studies involving the treatment and effects of cannabis on medical patients have sometimes been taken […]

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A new study finds that heavy users of cannabis who experience withdrawal symptoms, such as nervousness and cravings, when they quit are likely to use again sooner than others. Researchers at the University of Illinois found that 85 percent of people who met the criteria for a diagnosis of cannabis withdrawal during their intake assessment […]

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People who smoke cannabis heavily in their youth end up worse off than their parents both economically and socially, a new study finds. The study doesn’t prove cause and effect, but it does suggest that people who do use marijuana on most days end up worse off than people who don’t — and it suggests […]

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CBD’s fast-acting antidepressant effects in lab study hold promise for those struggling with depression. New research published online in Neuropharmacology shows cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive compound found in marijuana “induces rapid-acting antidepressant-like effects.” CBD has already been shown to greatly help reduce seizures in epilepsy patients, and now the cannabinoid shows promise for people suffering […]

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Regular marijuana smokers suffer more work, social and economic problems at midlife than those who use pot only occasionally or not at all, a decades-long study has found. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, followed nearly 1,000 young people for decades and discovered that those who smoked cannabis four or more days of the […]

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By Lisa Ryan For Dailymail.com Medical marijuana reduces the use of prescription opioids in those patients battling chronic pain, experts revealed. Patients using cannabis to control chronic pain reported a 64 per cent reduction in their use of traditional pain medications, a new study concluded. The findings suggest that prescribing medical marijuana instead of painkillers, such […]

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A University of Michigan study found treating chronic pain patients with medical marijuana reduces use of opioid pain medication.  Researchers surveyed medical marijuana card holders in Ann Arbor about how their medication habits changed once they started using cannabis. They found cannabis use is associated with a 64% reduction in opioid use for chronic pain […]

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For a year, state Senator Jason M. Lewis maintained strict neutrality as he studied marijuana legalization — interviewing 50-plus experts, scouring the research, and observing firsthand a state where it is legal. But now he is speaking out against the expected November referendum in Massachusetts. His position carries special weight. Lewis chairs the special legislative […]

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