Cannabis Studies

A University of Michigan study found treating chronic pain patients with medical marijuana reduces use of opioid pain medication.  Researchers surveyed medical marijuana card holders in Ann Arbor about how their medication habits changed once they started using cannabis. They found cannabis use is associated with a 64% reduction in opioid use for chronic pain […]

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For a year, state Senator Jason M. Lewis maintained strict neutrality as he studied marijuana legalization — interviewing 50-plus experts, scouring the research, and observing firsthand a state where it is legal. But now he is speaking out against the expected November referendum in Massachusetts. His position carries special weight. Lewis chairs the special legislative […]

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Anti-legalization advocates regularly decry the stimulating effect legalization could, purportedly, have on teen marijuana use. Even the American College of Pediatrics claims marijuana use by adolescents has “grown steadily as more states enact various decriminalization laws” – although, they concede, “It is unclear […] whether this trend indicates a causal relationship or mere correlation.” The […]

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Irregular sleep patterns can release endocannabinoids and induce the munchies in a similar way that cannabis does.  A randomized crossover study indicated that losing sleep disrupts the satiety hormone, the “feeling full” hormone. Brain chemistry can explain how both the munchies and how sleep deprivation may cause similar eating patterns. Erin Hanlon led a team […]

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Researchers believe medical cannabis could possibly help treat cancer as well as a number of related symptoms. In a study published on Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology, experts from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Alpert Medical School of Brown University observed several potential benefits for cancer patients who use medical marijuana. “Marijuana […]

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The use of cannabis among school-aged kids in Canada has steadily declined for 12 straight years, and usage is now at the lowest level since the 1980s. That’s just one finding from a comprehensive study, Health Behaviours of School-Aged Children, examining the health behaviours of kids from grades 6 to 10. Elizabeth Saewyc is a co-author […]

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World News of Wednesday, 16 March 2016 Source: RFI 2016-03-16 Photo: Reuters. France and Canada have the highest percentage of 15-year-old pot smokers among 42 well-off nations surveyed by the World Health Organization, the UN agency said in a report Tuesday. When it comes to policing marijuana, France is far from the most laid-back country […]

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