Category: Studies

Study: Those in the Food Services Industry Most Likely to Use Marijuana, Those in Mining, Oil, and Gas Least Likely

A new Colorado-based study released by the CDC examines the likelihood of a person being a marijuana consumer based on the industry they currently work in. The study, titled Current Marijuana Use by Industry and Occupation — Colorado, 2014–2015, was released by the CDC on Friday.  Using the 2014 and 2015 BRFSS [Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance …

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Associated With Reduction in Crime, Drug and Alcohol Use

The legalization of marijuana is associated with a reduction in crime, as well as drug and alcohol use, according to a new study published by the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. “First-pass evidence is provided that the legalization of the cannabis market across US states is inducing a crime drop”, states the study’s abstract. “We …

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Study: Cannabis Could Represent an Effective and Well-Tolerated Treatment for Epileptic Seizures

According to a new study published by Epilepsia Open, “cannabis could actually represent an effective, well-tolerated antiepileptic drug”. “Cannabidivarin (CBDV) and cannabidiol (CBD) have recently emerged among cannabinoids for their potential antiepileptic properties, as shown in several animal models”, states the study’s abstract. “We report the case of a patient affected by symptomatic partial epilepsy who used …

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Study: Cannabidiol May Help Prevent Relapses in Those Addicted to Alcohol and Drugs

The findings of a study published last week by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology “provide proof of principle supporting potential of CBD [cannabidiol] in relapse prevention”. “Cannabidiol (CBD), the major non-psychoactive constituent of Cannabis sativa, has received attention for therapeutic potential in treating neurologic and psychiatric disorders”, states the study’s abstract. “Recently, CBD has also been explored for potential …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Alleviate Dystonia and Other Huntington’s Disease Symptoms

Those with Hungtington’s disease may be able to treat some of their symptoms, including dystonia, with cannabinoids, according to a new study. “Treatment options for dystonia are limited”, states the study’s abstract. “Cannabinoids have been described as a potential treatment for patients with dystonia of a different origin. Here, we present early onset HD [Huntington’s …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Help Treat Gut Inflammation

There’s “abundant preclinical literature demonstrating the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabinoid drugs in inflammation of the gut”, according to a new study published by the journal Inflammatory Bowel Disease. For the study, researchers “systematically reviewed publications on the benefit of drugs targeting the endo-cannabinoid system in intestinal inflammation.” They “collated studies examining outcomes for meta-analysis from EMBASE, MEDLINE and Pubmed …

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Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Mortality Following Orthopedic Surgery

Marijuana use was associated with decreased mortality in patients undergoing a variety of surgical procedures, according to a study of over 9 million patients, published in the journal Substance Abuse. “The association between marijuana use and surgical procedures is a matter of increasing societal relevance that has not been well studied in the literature”, states …

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Study: Cannabinoid Receptors a Promising Target for the Treatment of Suicidal Behavior

Targeting the body’s cannabinoid receptors provides a “promising targets” for the treatment of suicidal behavior, according to a new study published by Current Psychiatry Reports. “The current serotonin-based biological model of suicidal behavior (SB) may be too simplistic”, begins the study’s abstract. “There is emerging evidence that other biomarkers and biological systems may be involved …

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Marijuana Use Doesn’t Harm Kidneys, Finds Study

According to a new study published by the The American Journal of Medicine, marijuana use doesn’t seem to be harmful to kidneys. “Our research provides some reassuring evidence suggesting that there is no detrimental effect of infrequent, relatively light use of marijuana on kidney function among healthy adults under age 60,” said lead investigator Dr. Murray Mittleman, professor …

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Study: Marijuana Effective at Treating Fibromyalgia

According to a new study published by the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology,  marijuana had “a significant favorable effect” on fibromyalgia among all participants. “Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome, characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and mood disturbances”, explains the study’s abstract. “There are nearly no data on the effect of medical cannabis (MC) treatment on …

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