Cannabis Studies

(Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) There’s a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally assumed that when medical marijuana is available, pain patients are increasingly choosing pot over powerful and deadly prescription narcotics. But that’s always been just an assumption. Now a […]

Trending News: Buzzkill Scientists Say Your Doobies Are Weak, Man Why Is This Important? Because our idea of how much weed we’re smoking may be way off the mark. Long Story Short Scientific research has revealed that the average joint actually doesn’t contain that much marijuana, on average just 0.3 grams, which raises interesting questions […]

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently received the first federal grant to study the dangers of synthetic marijuana, and it’s about time. Researchers will get $2.7 million from the National Institutes of Health to look at the toxicity of the dangerous cannabis substitute. “Synthetic cannabinoid products such as K2 and Spice are […]

Cannabis dampens peoples’ response to rewards, according to a new study that sheds light on why some users become addicted to the drug and other substances. Scientists at the the University of Michigan Medical School found a negative correlation between how much cannabis a user reported taking and their sense of reward over time. Participants, […]

(Photo credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) Former NFL players to take part in a study on whole-plant marijuana for the treatment of sports injuries. A new study led by cannabis extract producer Constance Therapeutics and the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition aims to determine if whole-plant cannabis is more effective at managing professional football players’ pain than isolated […]

A push for cannabidiol research has gained steam in recent months, with current and former NFL players backing two studies on CBD’s efficacy in alleviating football-related pain without getting them high. But another study, led by a California-based cannabis extract producer Constance Therapeutics and the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition, aims to examine whether whole-plant cannabis derived from […]

Patients fill significantly fewer prescriptions for such conditions as nausea and pain in states where medical marijuana is available, researchers reported Wednesday in one of the first studies to examine how medical cannabis might be affecting approved treatments. Slideshow … read more at: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20160707_Medical_marijuana_reduces_prescription_drug_use__study_finds.html

More than two dozen former NFL players will take part in a new study of whether whole-plant cannabis is more effective than isolated compounds in treating and managing their pain, The Denver Post reported. The study, led by Dutch researcher Dr. Arno Hazekamp in conjunction with cannabis-extract producer Constance Therapeutics and the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition, will be conducted in California, where marijuana […]

A push for cannabidiol research has gained steam in recent months, with current and former NFL players backing two studies on CBD’s efficacy in alleviating football-related pain without getting them high. But another study, led by a California-based cannabis extract producer Constance Therapeutics and the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition, aims to examine whether whole-plant cannabis is more […]

Prescription drug prices are up, making policy experts increasingly anxious. But relief could come from a surprising source. Just ask Cheech and Chong. New research published Wednesday found that states that legalized medical marijuana — which is sometimes recommended for symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety or depression — saw declines in the number of Medicare prescriptions for drugs […]