Institutions across the country soon will be looking to Colorado State University-Pueblo as a pioneer in marijuana research that will bring together state officials, local governments and others to search for answers in this complicated new field. The university is set to become the first regional comprehensive university to conduct marijuana research. As part of […]

(CNN) — Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer’s patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages neurons in the brain. “It is reasonable to conclude that there is a […]

How worried are you about the health risks of occasional cannabis consumption? It probably depends on whether you’ve experienced life in a medical marijuana state. A new study published by a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reveals a strong correlation between whether a state has legalized medical marijuana and how […]

Could medical marijuana treat Alzheimer’s patients? One recent study found THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, stimulates the removal of toxic plaque in the brain, a common feature of the disease. Furthermore, the researchers discovered it blocks inflammation, which damages neurons in the brain. “It is reasonable to conclude that there is a therapeutic potential […]

Colorado’s laws on labeling and child-resistant packaging have been unable to stop an increase of young kids ending up in the emergency room after accidentally consuming marijuana, according to a new study published online Monday in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics. Popular marijuana-infused edibles are display at Denver marijuana dispensary The Health Center. The study […]

This Sept. 2, 2010, photo shows a marijuana plant as it matures in a grow house in Denver.(Photo: Ed Andrieski, AP) A new study from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides an in-depth examination of marijuana use in the United States, as well as data regarding the public’s perception of the risks […]