Cannabis Studies

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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  PORTLAND, Ore. — A study called “The Oregon Cannabis Jobs Report” finds a young but fast growing industry already projected to employ more people and make more money than the beer, wine and liquor businesses. Inside a cannabis store directly across from the Oregon Convention Center, co-owner Troy Moore is not surprised by the […]

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Studies from 2005 has shown that cannabis can help treat diabetes, but until lately, few evidence has come out to support that theory. Over a decade ago, the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis found a long list of benefits of the drug when given to people, including balancing blood sugar, anti-inflammation properties that could stop […]

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