Category: Studies

New Studies Show Legal Access to Marijuana is Consistently Linked With Reduced Opioid Use

Two recently published studies have reaffirmed the relationship between legal access to marijuana and a reduction in opioid use. In the first study, published by the Minnesota Department of Health, researchers assessed the prescription drug use patterns of 2,245 intractable pain patients participating in the state’s medical marijuana program. Among the patients known to be taking …

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Study: Cannabis is a Safe, Effective Palliative Treatment for Cancer Patients

According to a study of nearly 3,000 people, cannabis seems to be a safe, effective and well tolerated palliative treatment for cancer. The study was published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. The aim of the study “is to characterize the epidemiology of cancer patients receiving …

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Study: Topical Cannabinoids Reduce Corneal Hyperalgesia and Inflammation

According to a new study published by the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoids Research, and published online by the National Institute of Health, topically-applied cannabinoids are effective in reducing corneal hyperalgesia (defined as a state of nociceptive sensitization caused by exposure to opioids) and inflammation. “Corneal injury can result in dysfunction of corneal nociceptive signaling and corneal …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Prevent Depressive and PTSD-Like Symptoms Following Severe Stress

Cannabinoids may prevent both depressive and PTSD-like symptoms following exposure to severe stress, according to a new study being published by the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. “Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition highly comorbid with depression”, begins the abstract of the study, which was also published by the U.S. National Institute of …

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Study: CBD May Help Treat, and Cause the Death of, Endometrial Cancer

CBD (cannabidiol) and CBD-rich extracts may provide a potential treatment option for endometrial cancer, according to a new study published by the Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Among a variety of phytocannabinoids, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most promising therapeutic compounds”, begins the …

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Study: Marijuana Crackdowns Are a Form of Structural Violence, Have Negative Effects on Health, Social and Economic Well-Being

Law enforcement crackdowns on marijuana are a form of “structural violence”, and have negative effects on health, social and economic well-being, according to a new study published by the International Journal of Drug Policy and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “There is abundant literature on the impact of law enforcement on cannabis markets, but scant …

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New Study Finds Cannabis Use Does Not Harm Human Fertility

Cannabis consumption does not have a negative impact on male or female fertility, according to a new study. The study, titled Marijuana use and fecundability in a North American preconception cohort study, was published by the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. It was conducted by researchers at Boston …

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Study: Long-Term Marijuana Use Doesn’t Increase Risk for Adverse Lung Function, May Reduce Emphysema Risk

The long-term use of marijuana isn’t associated with a decrease in lung function, and may reduce the risk of emphysema, according to a new study published by the journal Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. For the study, researchers examined the relationship between the long-term use of marijuana and lung health in 2,300 patients ages 40 to 80. “This …

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Study: Cannabis May Provide Treatment Option for Parkinson’s Disease

Cannabis may help in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, according to a new study published in the journal Neurotherapeutics and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Previous studies suggest that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in the neuropathological basis of Parkinson’s disease (PD)”, begin’s the study’s abstract. “This study was designed to detect …

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Study: Marijuana Use Associated with Reduced Prevalence of Liver Disease in Alcoholics

Alcoholics who use cannabis are less likely to have liver disease, according to a new study being published in the journal Liver International and epublished ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Abusive alcohol use has well-established health risks including causing liver disease (ALD) characterized by alcoholic steatosis (AS), steatohepatitis (AH), fibrosis, cirrhosis …

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