Cannabis Studies

More than 87 percent of medical marijuana users report smoking or ingesting it for pain-related conditions. Yet for many, the cognitively impairing properties of its active ingredient, THC, make cannabis impractical as an everyday painkiller. A new, first-of-its kind study by CU Boulder researchers suggests that legal market cannabis strains containing a lesser-known compound called cannabidiol […]

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AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck / Getty Images Can marijuana improve symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety, or does it make them worse? As the legalization movement continues pushing forward, that topic is becoming one of the more hotly debated among many, and researchers are trying to find answers. A new study conducted by scientists […]

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Image: (L) WSU | (R) 4657743 Washington State University scientists have delved into how stress, anxiety and depression are affected by smoking cannabis, using a unique approach. Instead of being carried out in a laboratory environment, participants consumed cannabis in their own homes and self-reported the effects of different strains and varying concentrations of  tetrahydrocannabinol […]

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: In another sign of the growing acceptance of marijuana in this country, the Senate’s Democratic leader, Charles Schumer of New York, said last week that he would introduce legislation that would decriminalize marijuana on the federal level. His announcement came on the heels of a bipartisan proposal that would allow the Veterans […]

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Matt Simon The chairman of New Hampshire’s study commission on marijuana legalization, Rep. Patrick Abrami, R-Stratham, thinks Granite Staters who support ending marijuana prohibition should have waited for his commission’s report before supporting reform efforts in the Legislature (“Commission to deliver pot report on Nov. 1,” April 8). While all three neighboring states have already […]

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BOULDER — Cannabis users are focusing on issues such as dosages, quality control and the best ways to consume measured amounts of cannabis, according to a new study from BDS Analytics. “There is enormous innovation potential ahead,” said Linda Gilbert, managing director of consumer insights for Boulder-based BDS Analytics, which shared some of the data with […]

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A bipartisan measure introduced this week in the House would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs to research whether marijuana is a viable substitute for highly addictive opioids in treating former military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress and chronic pain. VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018 would authorize VA to advance such research in […]

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On Thursday, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted its support for the first marijuana-based drug, a treatment for two rare forms of epilepsy in children. As a cannabis-derived medicine moves closer to full FDA approval, some people think marijuana has that potential to make an even bigger contribution to public health: turning back […]

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About Elise Herron Elise Herron grew up in Sisters, Oregon. She spent time in New Zealand and Central America before settling in Portland to finish out a degree in Journalism. … read more at: http://www.wweek.com/news/2018/04/20/washington-state-university-study-among-first-to-test-effects-of-different-strains-of-cannabis-on-depression-and-anxiety/

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