Cannabis Studies

Stratford’s GreenSeal Cannabis Co. is making waves in the world of cannabis cultivation after publishing the findings of a study into the relationship between light intensity and crop yield. According to James Eaves, the medical marijuana producer’s head of innovation and a management professor at Laval University in Quebec City, the study’s results — which were […]

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Teenagers who use cannabis just once or twice may end up with changes to the structure of their brain, scientists have warned.  A study, conducted by researchers at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia, found that there were clear differences on brain scans between teens who said they had smoked cannabis a couple of […]

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Cannabis will be used to treat symptoms of dementia in the first major UK trial to test its use, scientists have announced. Pensioners with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease will be recruited to see how cannabis-based treatment compares with a dummy drug. Scientists are testing whether Sativex – a Peppermint-flavoured mouth spray containing cannabinoids – could […]

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Perhaps you’ve heard of Alex Berenson’s book released last month, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. I first heard of the book in a tweet from, somewhat predictably, Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy. The link between cannabis and mental conditions such as schizophrenia, paranoia and psychosis has been the preferred […]

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Advertisement Pretty much everyone’s heard the old idiom about how “opposites attract.” But who buys into that? When’s the last time you found yourself seriously attracted to someone with wildly different perspectives, values and interests than your own? And how did that work out? In the 1977 Woody Allen film Annie Hall, the title character, […]

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You know it to be true, but now science might have your back. One study in the Pharmacological Research journal suggests that marijuana could be a proven aphrodisiac. The research also notes that people who smoked the equivalent of least 50 joints over six months experienced the pleasure benefits, but those who only smoked one joint a […]

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Researchers from McGill University and the University of Oxford carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of the best existing evidence and analysed 23,317 individuals (from 11 international studies) to see whether use of cannabis in young people is associated with depression, anxiety and suicidality in early adulthood. They found that cannabis use among adolescents […]

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New research has reopened the question of the harm caused by cannabis. A study in a journal published by the American Medical Association suggests 60,000 cases of depression in the UK could be caused by teenage use of marijuana.  This reinforces The Independent’s unfashionable caution about legalising soft drugs. While we welcomed Sajid Javid’s decision […]

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