Cannabis Studies

Researchers in Maryland and Arizona are looking for combat veterans with PTSD to take part in a medical marijuana study.(Photo: Courtesy of Scottsdale Research Institute) Researchers in Maryland and Arizona are looking for veteran volunteers to smoke up to two joints’ worth of marijuana a day in a new study designed to find out if pot helps relieve symptoms […]


Buy Photo The Senate voted by roll call to approve the marijuana legalization bill at the Statehouse in Montpelier on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The bill eventually failed on the House floor this spring.(Photo: GLENN RUSSELL/FREE PRESS FILE)Buy Photo A chorus of doctors, social workers and academics have criticized a state marijuana study completed this […]


Alzheimer’s is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that slowly shuts down the brain and eventually leads to death. But a new study gives patients and their families hope that marijuana could help. Researchers at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies published a study in the June journal of Aging and Mechanisms of Disease announcing the discovery of a compound present in […]

x Embed x Share Within a month or two, Arizona researchers will accept applications for 38 veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder to participate in a study in north Phoenix on medical marijuana’s effects on the disorder. Wochit A new study in Arizona will research the effects of marijuana on veterans with PTSD.(Photo: Multidisciplinary Association […]

(CNN) — Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer’s patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages neurons in the brain. “It is reasonable to conclude that there is a […]

How worried are you about the health risks of occasional cannabis consumption? It probably depends on whether you’ve experienced life in a medical marijuana state. A new study published by a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reveals a strong correlation between whether a state has legalized medical marijuana and how […]

Colorado’s laws on labeling and child-resistant packaging have been unable to stop an increase of young kids ending up in the emergency room after accidentally consuming marijuana, according to a new study published online Monday in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics. Popular marijuana-infused edibles are display at Denver marijuana dispensary The Health Center. The study […]

This Sept. 2, 2010, photo shows a marijuana plant as it matures in a grow house in Denver.(Photo: Ed Andrieski, AP) A new study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides an in-depth examination of marijuana use in the United States, as well as data regarding the public’s perception of the risks […]