Cannabis Studies

Tweet The term “crisis” is used far too often these days, and, more often than not, incorrectly. (Starbucks running out of vanilla soy milk does not constitute a crisis, Hysterical Harry.) What does constitute a true crisis is where the United States is in relation to opioids. Unlike Commander Cheeto, the numbers don’t lie, according […]

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Coming on the heels of a report showing stark racial disparities in marijuana law enforcement in his state, a member of the Pennsylvania legislature is pushing his fellow state lawmakers to launch a study on legalizing or decriminalizing the drug. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images Sponsored by Rep. Ed Gainey of Pittsburgh, the resolution introduced in the Pennsylvania […]

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Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” write authors Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris […]

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Coming on the heels of a report showing stark racial disparities in marijuana law enforcement in his state, a member of the Pennsylvania legislature is pushing his fellow state lawmakers to launch a study on legalizing or decriminalizing the drug. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images Sponsored by Rep. Ed Gainey of Pittsburgh, the resolution introduced in the Pennsylvania […]

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In March, long-term marijuana smoker Woody Harrelson surprised fans by announcing he was giving up his chronic pot habit, saying it made him “emotionally unavailable.” Likewise, in June, notorious stoner Miley Cyrus did the same, saying she “wanted to be really clear” while making her new album. Long-term pot smokers who have quit cite similar […]

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University of Guelph researchers have published what is believed to be the first scientific paper in North America on improving medicinal cannabis plant production, helping move the industry into the realm of high-tech laboratories and evidence-based practices. “Growing marijuana has been illegal for so many years that there has been hardly any scientific research up […]

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Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” write authors Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris […]

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As states across the U.S. continue to steer towards recreational cannabis legalization, many law enforcement officers and local lawmakers are fretting about how to keep pot users from getting behind the wheel after toking up. A new study conducted by Liberty Mutual Insurance and SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) suggests that these widespread concerns about people driving […]

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