Category Archive: Studies

Study: Forced Closure of Marijuana Dispensaries Increases Crime

According to a new study published in the Journal of Urban Economics, the forced closure of marijuana dispensaries leads to an increase in crime. For the study, researchers at the University of Southern California examined the impact of dispensary closures on crime rates in Los Angeles. Crime data was analyzed in the days before and after …

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Study: Cannabinoids Reduce Frequency of Migraines

By Paul Armentano, NORML The prolonged daily administration of cannabinoids is associated with a reduction in migraine headache frequency, according to clinical trial data presented at the 3rd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology. Italian researchers compared the efficacy of oral cannabinoid treatments versus amitriptyline – an anti-depressant commonly prescribed for migraines – in 79 chronic migraine patients over …

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Study: THC May Help Prevent HIV from Becoming AIDS

According to a new study being published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may help prevent the progression from HIV infection to the development of AIDS. “Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) play a crucial role in host antiviral immune response through …

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Study: Cannabinoids Prevent Long-Term Negative Effects of Severe Stress Exposure

Cannabinoids can prevent the long-term negative consequences of exposure to severe stress, according to a new study published by the journal Hippocampus, and e-published ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Exposure to excessive or uncontrolled stress is a major factor associated with various diseases including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)”, begins the …

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Study: 97% of Patients Say Cannabis Decreases Opioid Use

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkley, and Kent State University have found that cannabis is strongly preferred over prescription opioids, and cannabis can help reduce the use of such opioids. “Prescription drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States”, states the study’s introduction section. …

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Negatively Impact Traffic Fatality Rates

Laws legalizing marijuana on the state level aren’t associated with increased traffic fatalities, according to a new study. For the study, published today in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers at the University of Texas-Austin evaluated crash fatality rates in Colorado and Washington before and after the states legalized cannabis for adult use They …

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Study: Cannabis Consumers Among the “Most Well-Adjusted and Successful of American Adults”

A new study has found that many of the stereotypes surrounding cannabis are untrue, and that cannabis consumers are among the “most well-adjusted and successful of American adults”. According to the study by BDS Analytics; “Public support for cannabis legalization is stronger today than ever before, yet the “stoner” stereotype — apathetic, unsuccessful, flaky — …

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Study: CBD May Treat Psychiatric/Cognitive Symptoms Associated with Neurodegeneration

Cannabidiol (CBD) may be beneficial in the treatment of psychiatric/cognitive symptoms associated with neurodegeneration, according to a new study. The study, published by the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology, was also published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Beneficial effects of cannabidiol (CBD) have been described for a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including …

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New York Health Committee Votes 21 to 2 to Allow Medical Marijuana for Menstrual Cramps

New York’s Assembly Health Committee has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would add severe menstrual cramps – know as dysmenorrhea – to the state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions. The committee gave approval to Assembly Bill 582 with an overwhelming 21 to 2 vote. The measure now moves towards a vote by the full …

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Cannabinoids May Treat Alzheimer’s Disease, Finds New Study

Cannabinoids may provide an effective treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research published in the European Journal of Pharmacology, and e-published ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by neuroinflammation, extensive deposits of amyloid-β aggregates, and loss of memory and cognitive abilities”, …

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