Cannabis Studies

Heavy marijuana use in the late teen years puts men at a higher risk for death by age 60, a new long-term study suggests. Swedish researchers analyzed the records of more than 45,000 men beginning in 1969 and 1970. The scientists from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm reported that 4,000 died during the 42-year follow-up […]

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Marsielle, France–(ENEWSPF)–April 21, 2016.  The use of cannabis does not adversely impact CD4 T-cell count in patients co-infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. CD4 cells are white blood cells that fight infection. French investigators assessed the […]

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One in 20 New Zealanders are using cannabis for medicinal purposes – and most of them are doing it without legal permission. MORE: Is the end nigh for the war on drugs? A national survey of 13,000 people over 15, published in today’s New Zealand Medical Journal, shows about five percent of people report using cannabis […]

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Canada’s effort to legalize marijuana will compel legislators to come up with regulations for the drug over the next few months and some forthcoming research coming out of British Columbia may help them in that effort. Health Minister Jane Philpott told the United Nations on Wednesday the federal government would bring forth its marijuana legislation […]

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Use of synthetic cannabis has fallen since it was banned but it’s still easy to get on the black market, according to a new report on New Zealand’s illegal drug scene. The findings also show an increase in meth use and in the number of people buying and selling drugs online. SEE MORE: In brief: […]

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(CNSNews.com) — Smoking marijuana regularly is linked to as many economic and social problems in early midlife as being dependent on alcohol, a recently published international study has found. The findings “show that cannabis was not safe for the long-term users tracked in our study,” University of California/Davis Associate Professor Magdalena Cerdá, the study’s lead […]

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Washington D.C.: According to a recent study, smoking cannabis does have a detrimental effect on the brain. The drug compromises the release of dopamine, a chemical that is integral to the brain’s reward system, in areas of the brain linked to learning and memory. Lead author Anissa Abi-Dargham, from Columbia University Medical Center, said that […]

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An elderly, disabled veteran faces life in jail because cannabis laws are insane. The New York Times editorial board, in a piece about “outrageous sentences for marijuana,” takes a look at Lee Carroll Booker, 75, who faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being caught growing 30 or more cannabis plants in […]

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Research  |  Social science April 13, 2016 Deborah Bach News and Information If you’re looking to give up marijuana and possibly cigarettes as well, a group of researchers at the University of Washington would like to hear from you. The Innovative Programs Research Group, an organization in the UW School of Social Work, is recruiting […]

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA — Frequent cannabis use is associated with significantly lower odds of metabolic syndrome, according to findings published in the journal Psychological Medicine. Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat, which are linked to increased risk of heart disease and adult […]

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