Cannabis Studies

Study: Medical weed better than opioid painkiller Sep 21, 2016 12:23 PM EDT A new research suggests that access to medical marijuana may have trimmed down the use of opioids. Researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have analyzed traffic fatality data from 1999 to 2013. It has been discovered that the states, which approved […]

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A study released last week found that states legalizing marijuana for medical use could see a reduction in the use of opioid painkillers, which are highly addictive. The study examined people between the ages of 21 and 40 who died in car crashes. In states allowing use of medical marijuana, fewer crash victims tested positive […]

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A UC Berkeley researcher and HelloMD — a digital healthcare platform specializing in medical cannabis — announced last Tuesday that they had teamed up to study the connection between medical marijuana and opioid use. A recent national increase in accidental fatal opioid overdoses prompted HelloMD Chief Medical Officer Perry Solomon and UC Berkeley School of […]

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Image source: Getty Images. The statistics associated with Alzheimer’s disease are downright depressing. The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function, currently afflicts 5.4 million Americans, and the Alzheimer’s Association expects the direct and indirect costs of treatment to reach $236 billion in 2016. Some one in […]

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A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. The study, published today in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that both sleep duration and sleep quality […]

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Getty Studies have shown that cannabis can be a powerful appetite stimulator. This concept has spawned countless tired jokes of pot smokers getting “the munchies”, causing them to be unproductive, sit on the couch, eat junk food and gain weight. While we have smashed the myths of the typical lazy stoner, few would deny that […]

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Image source: Getty Images. Continue Reading Below The statistics associated with Alzheimer’s disease are downright depressing. The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function, currently afflicts 5.4 million Americans, and the Alzheimer’s Association expects thedirect and indirect costs of treatment to reach $236 billion in 2016. […]

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Long Story Short Researchers at the University of Miami recently published an article that looked at connections between cannabis use and body mass index (BMI). Their conclusions were kind of surprising. Despite the fact that marijuana often gives people the “munchies,” these researchers found that regular cannabis use is actually linked to lower BMI. The […]

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Image source: Getty Images. The statistics associated with Alzheimer’s disease are downright depressing. The disease, which typically affects the elderly and is characterized by a progressive decline in cognitive function, currently afflicts 5.4 million Americans, and the Alzheimer’s Association expects the direct and indirect costs of treatment to reach $236 billion in 2016. Some one in […]

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Marin General Hospital will study the feasibility of allowing patients at the hospital to use medicinal marijuana when it is recommended by their physician. The hospital is embarking on the investigation at the request of the publicly elected Marin Healthcare District board. The board voted 2-0 Tuesday night, with three members abstaining, to ask for […]

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People who smoke marijuana daily may be slimmer than those who don’t use the drug, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people in the study who used marijuana daily had about a 3 percent lower BMI (body mass index), on average, than those who did not use marijuana at all. “There is a popular belief that people who […]

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Making medical marijuana legal may lead to a reduction of opioid use in adults under the age of 40, a new study suggests. The researchers found that the rates of opioid use decreased in adults ages 21 to 40 in states that had legalized medical marijuana and where residents with prescriptions could obtain cannabis from […]

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