Study Finds Marijuana Helps Those with Chronic Pain Sleep

Marijuana use is associated with improved sleep in those with chronic pain, according to a new study published in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. For the study researchers examined the association between sleep problems and marijuana use in those 50 and older who are chronic pain patients. 128 patients took part in the study: 66 of these had used medical marijuana for at least a full year, with 62 being non-users.

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Study Examines “Encouraging” Evidence on Medical Marijuana Treating Psychiatric Disorders

Marijuana may be use “in the treatment of a range of psychiatric disorders”, according to a new study published in the journal BMC Psychiatry. The study is titled “Medicinal cannabis for psychiatric disorders: a clinically-focused systematic review.”

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Touretty Syndrome Patients Report Subjective Benefits From Marijuana Use, Finds Study

Marijuana use is associated with subjective benefits in patients with Tourette Syndrome (TS), according to a new study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. The study is titled Treatment of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome in cannabis-based medicine: Results from a retrospective analysis and online survey.

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CBD Reduces Anxiety and Tremor in Parkinson’s Patients, States Study

The use of cannabidiol (CBD) is associated with both decreased anxiety and tremor amplitude in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology and first reported on by NORML. The study is titled Effects of acute cannabidiol administration on anxiety and tremors induced by a simulated public speaking test in patients with Parkinson’s disease.

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Marijuana Legalization May Increase Sex, Says Study

According to a new study published in the Journal of Health Economics, those living in states that have legalized medical marijuana may be more likely to have sex.

In the study – reported on by Yahoo news – researchers looked at states that implemented medical marijuana laws between 2005 and 2014 and states that did not, and then analyzed how these policies might have influenced sexual activity and fertility in people in their 20s and 30s.

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Study: Marijuana Use Reduces Depression and Suicidal Ideations in those with PTS

Marijuana use among those with post-traumatic stress (PTS) is associated with reduced rates of severe depression and suicidal ideation, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The study is titled Does cannabis use modify the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder on severe depression and suicidal ideation? Evidence from a population-based cross-sectional study of Canadians.

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Associated With Decrease in Binge Drinking by College Students

According to a new study, the legalization of recreational marijuana is associated with decreasing rates of binge drinking by college students ages 21 or older.

The study, titled, Trends in college students’ alcohol, nicotine, prescription opioid and other drug use after recreational marijuana legalization: 2008-2018, was published in the journal Addictive Behaviors.

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Study: Marijuana May Be Effective in Treating Symptoms of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome

Marijuana-based medicines “might be effective and safe in the treatment of tics and comorbidities” in those with Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome, according to a new study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoids Research and e-published by the National Institute of Health. The study is titled Treatment of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome with Cannabis-Based Medicine: Results from a Retrospective Analysis and Online Survey.

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