Cannabis Studies

iStock; Melia Robinson/Business Insider Marijuana in small doses may be a miracle drug in the bedroom. Some researchers think the Schedule I drug could double as an aphrodisiac, according to a new study published in the Pharmacological Research journal on November 21. People who light up before getting busy report feeling “aphrodisiac effects” in approximately […]

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Virginia’s Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. (R-James City) has sent a letter to the chairman of the Virginia State Crime Commission, Delegate Robert Bell (R-Albemarle), requesting that the agency to examine the state’s enforcement of cannabis policies and whether or not they’re effective in their goals. The letter, which asks for Bell’s “input, suggestions […]

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A dried flower bud of the Cannabis plant. Credit: Public Domain A small, preliminary study has found an abnormality involving the retina that may account for altered vision in regular cannabis users. The results are published online by JAMA Ophthalmology. Vincent Laprevote, M.D., Ph.D., of the Pole Hospitalo-Universitaire de Psychiatrie du Grand Nancy,… read more […]

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Regularly smoking cannabis may damage users’ eyesight by triggering an abnormality in the retina, a new study has found. Researchers in France tested 28 cannabis smokers and 24 people who did not use the drug to see how well their retinal cells responded to electrical signals. A small but significant delay was found in the […]

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Colorado State University – Pueblo is home to the new Institute of Cannabis Research. Courtesy of CSU-Pueblo There’s more proof that marijuana is legitimate in Colorado. At Colorado State University – Pueblo, The Institute of Cannabis Research is up and running. Its mission: to find new uses for cannabis.  Multiple studies are underway including helping […]

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Colorado State University – Pueblo is home to the new Institute of Cannabis Research. Courtesy of CSU-Pueblo There’s more proof that marijuana is legitimate in Colorado. At Colorado State University – Pueblo, The Institute of Cannabis Research is up and running. Its mission: to find new uses for cannabis.  Multiple studies are underway including helping […]

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The Senate’s majority leader last week requested that a state criminal justice agency examine Virginia’s marijuana laws in light of recent national developments — and then weigh in on what kinds of changes might make sense. Sen. Thomas K. “Tommy” Norment Jr., R-James City, made headlines last month when he voiced an openness to loosening […]

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An unprecedented number of older people are using illegal recreational drugs in the US, according to a study which has revealed a 70 per cent spike in cannabis use among Baby Boomers in the past decade.  “For years we’ve been worried about the potential effects of marijuana on the developing brains of teens, but now […]

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The recent legalization of recreational marijuana (cannabis) use in California, Colorado, and Washington reflect the sweeping changes in the attitudes and perceptions towards marijuana use in the United States. Eight states have voted in favor of legal recreational marijuana and 26 states in total allow medicinal marijuana. There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana […]

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Via New York University Press Release The recent legalization of recreational marijuana (cannabis) use in California, Colorado, and Washington reflect the sweeping changes in the attitudes and perceptions towards marijuana use in the United States. Eight states have voted in favor of legal recreational marijuana and 26 states in total allow medicinal marijuana. There is […]

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A compound found in marijuana could help in treating patients with epilepsy. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) found that cannabidiol oil (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, has reduced the frequency and severity of seizures in children and adults with severe, intractable epilepsy. The researchers presented 11 abstracts or research findings […]

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