Cannabis Studies

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts and Colorado State University released a new study on the impact recreational marijuana laws have on opioid-induced deaths. The study links the availability of adult-use cannabis to a decrease in deaths by opioid overdose. The study found that opioid deaths were reduced by more than 20% in states where adult-use […]

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CLOSECLOSE More than 60% of people who use medical marijuana want to relieve chronic pain. Wochit, Montgomery Advertiser Dr. Steven Stokes was once skeptical about medical marijuana. But the “semiretired” oncologist from Dothan has changed his mind after volunteering at a clinic in Marianna, Florida, where medical cannabis is available.  “I think it helps them,” […]

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Paula Greene, with the Legal Division in the Legislative Services Agency, helped write the previous bill. She presented to the commission Tuesday details on Melson’s bill, what other states are doing, and what improvements need to be made. … read more at: https://www.wsfa.com/2019/08/13/study-commission-legalize-medical-marijuana-holds-first-meeting/

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Private cannabis stores tend to be closer to primary and secondary schools than government-run stores are, according to a new study that compares legally operating recreational cannabis outlets across Canada. There are also 49 per cent more private stores per capita in jurisdictions where they can operate, and they’re open an average of 9.2 more hours each week than government-run outlets. But […]

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The legalization of recreational marijuana in almost a dozen states shows how America’s attitude toward the drug may be changing. But the drug has changed too: Newly developed strains of marijuana are far stronger than what people were smoking in the past, leading to unintended consequences like addiction and marijuana toxicity.      “Typically, young […]

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In a study published this week in the journal Economic Inquiry, researchers found that the legalization of adult-use cannabis reduced opioid overdose deaths by 21%. The study, carried out by economists at the University of Massachusetts and Colorado State University, found that legalization had “particularly pronounced effects for synthetic opioids” such as fentanyl. “Our principal […]

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Choline is an essential nutrient that supports the normal, healthy development of the growing fetal brain, according to health experts. “Choline is a necessary ingredient for the nervous system to develop and work correctly with roles in DNA synthesis, cell structure, and messaging. Deficiencies can lead to many developmental issues, and it’s hypothesized that marijuana […]

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Choline is an essential nutrient that supports the normal, healthy development of the growing fetal brain, according to health experts. “Choline is a necessary ingredient for the nervous system to develop and work correctly with roles in DNA synthesis, cell structure, and messaging. Deficiencies can lead to many developmental issues, and it’s hypothesized that marijuana […]

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DENVER (AP) — Some teenagers in Colorado, where cannabis is legal for adults, are shifting away from smoking in favor of edible cannabis products, a medical study released Monday shows. About 78% of the Colorado high school students who reported consuming marijuana in 2017 said they usually smoked it, down from 87% two years earlier. […]

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The Department of Health has approved eight research universities, paired with eight medical marijuana growers, to learn more about the usefulness and drawbacks of cannabis as a treatment. Penn State College of Medicine and marijuana grower Pennsylvania Options for Wellness is one such pair, and officials for the research partnership spoke about the plan Monday on […]

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