Category Archive: Studies

Study: Marijuana Genetics Often Mislabeled

By Paul Armentano, NORML Strains of cannabis sativa or cannabis indica possess relatively few significant genetic differences and are often mislabeled by breeders, according to an evaluation of marijuana taxonomy published online last week in the journal PLOS ONE. Investigators from the University of Manitoba, the University of British Columbia, and Dalhousie University in Nova …

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Study: THC May Prevent Organs From Being Rejected During Transplants

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary compounds found in the cannabis plant, may prevent the rejection of organs during a transplant, according to a study published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. “We are excited to demonstrate for the first time that cannabinoid receptors play an important role in the prolongation …

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Study: Daily Cannabis Use Exceeds Daily Cigarette Use Among U.S. College Students

Despite cannabis being illegal in many parts of the country, daily cannabis use among U.S. college students now exceeds daily cigarette use, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan. According to the study, 6% of college students use cannabis on a daily basis, up from 3.5% in 2007. As …

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Study: Hemp Seeds Can Treat and Prevent High Blood Pressure

A widely unpublicized study published in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that hemp seeds may not only treat hypertension (high blood pressure), they may have the ability to prevent it as well. “This work determined the ability of hemp seed meal protein hydrolysate (HMH)-containing diets to attenuate elevated blood pressure (hypertension) development in spontaneously …

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Decriminalizing Cannabis has Reduced Teen Crime, School Dropouts, Suicides and Drug Overdoses in California

Cannabis being decriminalized in California has resulted in a reduction in crime, drug overdoses, driving under the influence, suicides and school dropouts among teenagers, according to a study released by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ). According to the study, California saw a 22% reduction in school dropouts among teenagers two years after …

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Study: CBD Can Prevent Seizures in Those with Chronic Epilepsy, Decrease Neuronal Damage Caused by Seizures

A new study published recently by the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine has found that cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, can prevent seizures in those with chronic epilepsy, and can decreased neuronal damage caused by seizures. The study was also published by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “The study was …

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New Study Examines Cannabis Prices Throughout the United States

A new study conducted at the University of Georgia paints a clear picture of how cannabis prices vary throughout the United States. For the study, researcher Mingshu Wang used the website Price of Weed, examining nearly 300,000 entries of cannabis prices through the contiguous United States. He found that cannabis prices were cheapest in Oregon, …

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Cannabis May Protect Neurons and Improve Motor Recovery During an Ischemic Stroke, Finds Study

A new study published in the Journal of Neurochemistry, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may protect neurons and greatly improve motor recovery during an ischemic stroke. An ischemic stroke is caused by damage to the brain due to an interruption of its blood supply. “Brain ischemia …

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Cannabidiol Protects Against Cocaine-Induced Seizures, Says National Institute of Health Study

Cannabidiol (CBD), a major non-psychotomimetic constituent of the cannabis plant, protects against cocaine-induced seizures, according to a study published by the U.S. National Institute of Health, and published in print by the journal Neurotoxicology. “[Cannabidiol] has therapeutic potential for certain psychiatric and neurological disorders”, states the study’s researchers. “Studies in laboratory animals and limited human …

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Report: Patient With Life-Threatening Angioedema Responds Favorably To Inhaled Cannabis

By Paul Armentano, NORML Inhaling cannabis is associated with the remission of refractory idiopathic angioedema, according to a clinical report published in the journal Case Reports in Immunology. Angioedema is a condition characterized by rapid swelling under the skin in regions around the face and throat, which may result in airway obstruction or suffocation. Investigators …

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Study: Daily Cannabis Use for 20 Years Has no Negative Effect on Lung Health

Consuming at least one joint a day for 20 years has no negative effect on a person’s lung health, according to a comprehensive study published earlier this year in the journal Annals of the American Thoracic Society, and published online by the National Institute of Health. For the study, researchers at Emory University in Atlanta …

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64 Studies That Show Cannabis Can Treat Various Cancers

Cannabis, and the cannabinoid compounds found within it, has been shown through a large amount of scientific, peer-reviewed research to be effective at treating a wide variety of cancers, ranging from brain cancer to colon cancer. Below is a list of over 60 studies that demonstrate the vast anti-cancer properties of cannabis. Studies showing cannabis may …

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Study: Cannabis Users Less Likely To Be Obese, Possess Lower Diabetes Risk

By Paul Armentano, NORML A history of cannabis use is associated with a lower likelihood of obesity and diabetes, according to population-based data published in the journal Obesity. Investigators from the Conference of Quebec University Health Centers assessed cannabis use patterns and body mass index (BMI) in a cohort of 786 Inuit (Arctic aboriginal) adults …

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Study: Shakespeare Consumed Cannabis

William Shakespeare, the famous author and playwright, likely consumed cannabis as a mind-stimulant, according to a study published in the South African Journal of Science. For the study, researchers examined residue from twenty four early 17th century clay pipes found in Shakespeare’s garden, and elsewhere in the Stratford-Upon-Avon. A gas chromatography mass spectrometry was used …

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Study: No Link Between Chronic Cannabis Use in Teens and Physical/Mental Health Issues

A 20-year study with over 400 participants has found that cannabis use among teens, even chronic long-term use, is not associated with physical and mental health problems later in life. “What we found was a little surprising,” says lead researcher Jordan Bechtold, a psychology research fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. “There were …

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