Cannabis Studies

Getty Proponents of continued cannabis prohibition have long exaggerated the harmful effects of driving while high. When states started legalizing recreational cannabis a few years ago, the debate heated up even more. RT America reports that a recent study done by the automotive giant AAA has proven what cannabis users have been saying since the […]

Study links drug taking to nearly a third of suicides among young people Found 29% of those under 20 who killed themselves had taken illegal drugs More than three-quarters had used cannabis in weeks before their death Adds to the growing evidence of links between cannabis and mental illness By Steve Doughty, Social Affairs Correspondent […]

Cannabis alters DNA, leading to genetic mutations that may raise the risk of serious diseases for users of the drug and future generations. This is the conclusion of a new study by researchers from The University of Western Australia. Researchers say chemicals in cannabis alter DNA, which can cause gene mutations that raise the risk […]

Smoking marijuana can change users’ DNA — and the mutations are then passed on to their children, new research shows. In the study published in the journal Mutation Research – Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis, researchers assert they’ve been able to show for the first time how marijuana can be linked to serious illnesses […]

Greene County News FAIRBORN — Social media is shedding light on how people are consuming marijuana edibles, including brownies, cookies and candies. Tweets related to the use of marijuana and derivatives are providing data for researchers at the Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research (CITAR) in Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and […]

A University of California, San Francisco, study finds medical marijuana laws in a state don’t directly affect how young people view the drug, Forbes reported Friday. In general the study published in the American Journal of Public Health found younger folks have a permissive view of pot. The researchers wrote, via Forbes: “This raises the possibility that the progressive liberalization of […]

Greene County News FAIRBORN — Social media is shedding light on how people are consuming marijuana edibles, including brownies, cookies and candies. Tweets related to the use of marijuana and derivatives are providing data for researchers at the Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research (CITAR) in Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and […]

Getty After widespread legalization across the U.S., medical and recreational cannabis use is becoming more acceptable. Thanks to the untiring efforts of biomedical scientists, the medicinal benefits of cannabis are being proven beyond a reasonable doubt. As medical marijuana use increases, so do the safety concerns for the general population as well as special groups, […]

Estimates show we have more than enough marijuana growing for pot consumers in Washington state — so applications to expand grow operations have been or will be denied. That’s the message this week from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. “The amount of marijuana allowed to be grown by state-licensed producers in Washington is […]