Cannabis Studies

A federal health agency is taking steps to examine whether medical marijuana can help end America’s addiction to prescription painkillers. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced a five-year, $3.8 million grant awarded to researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System to conduct the first long-term study to test […]

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When it comes to heart health, is marijuana any safer for you than tobacco? A new study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology concluded that marijuana use is associated with a threefold risk of death from hypertension. “This is not surprising since marijuana is known to have a number of effects on […]

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By Keith Humphreys | Special to The Washington Post  The most rigorous study yet of the effects of marijuana legalization has identified a disturbing result: College students with access to recreational cannabis on average earn worse grades and fail classes at a higher rate. Economists Olivier Marie and Ulf Zolitz took advantage of a decision […]

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By Keith Humphreys | Special to The Washington Post  The most rigorous study yet of the effects of marijuana legalization has identified a disturbing result: College students with access to recreational cannabis on average earn worse grades and fail classes at a higher rate. Economists Olivier Marie and Ulf Zolitz took advantage of a decision […]

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Many in Washington State’s burgeoning pot business say cannabis can help you relax. A Washington State Unversity study may just back that up. Researchers found that daily cannabis users were significantly calmer than non-users when subjected to stress tests. That’s even though all the participants were sober on the day of testing. “Previous research has […]

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