Study: Marijuana Use Results in Decreased Speed, No Negative Effect, on Driving

According to a newly released study subjects who consumed cannabis typically decrease their driving speed and demonstrated few other significant changes. The study, titled Acute and residual effects of smoked cannabis: Impact on driving speed and lateral control, heart rate, and self-reported drug effects, was published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

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Research: Certain CBD Products Could Lead to Failed Drug Test

According to the results of a small pilot study vaping CBD products might lead to a positive urine test for marijuana.

The study tested people after use of cannabidiol (CBD) samples, some containing tiny amounts of THC (the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana), reports Reuters. One-third of those who vaped CBD-dominant cannabis had positive urine tests for THC, according to the report in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology.

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Survey Finds Strong Majority of Physicians Believe Marijuana is a “Legitimate Medical Therapy”

According to a new study – titled A survey of the attitudes, beliefs and knowledge about medical cannabis among primary care providers – around six in ten primary care physicians believe that medical cannabis is a “legitimate” therapeutic option. The study was published in the journal BMC Family Practice.

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Study: THCV Reduces Cravings from Nicotine

According to a new study titled Δ8 -Tetrahydrocannabivarin has potent anti-nicotine effects in multiple rodent models of nicotine dependence, the administration of the cannabis compound THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) reduces nicotine cravings and use in rodents.


The study was published by the British Journal of Pharmacology, as well as the U.S. National Institute of Health

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Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Lower Risk of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

According to a new study, those with a history of marijuana use are less likely to develop the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than those who haven’t used cannabis.

The study, titled “Cannabis consumption and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A three years longitudinal study in first-episode non-affective psychosis patients”, was published in the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry.

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Study: Marijuana Consumers Have Lower Mortality, Morbidity, and Hospitalization-Costs Among Pancreatitis Patients

Those with acute pancreatitis who have a history of marijuana use have “lower age-adjusted, mortality, morbidity, and hospitalization-cost than non-cannabis-exposed patients”, according to a new study.

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