Category Archive: Studies

Study: Easing of Cannabis Laws Not Associated with Higher Acceptance or Use by Adolescents

A new study published this week in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse has found that the use of cannabis by young adolescents is falling while their disapproval of its use is rising, despite cannabis laws easing in many states. Using a sample size of over 400,000 individuals between the ages of 12 and …

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New Study Counters Cannabis “Gateway” Theory

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay Marijuana may not be the “gateway drug” some believe it to be, a new study contends. Instead, teens smoke pot for very specific reasons, and it is those reasons that appear to prompt their decision to try other drugs, researchers report. For example, kids who use marijuana because they are bored …

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Government Funded Study: Legalized Medical Cannabis Doesn’t Increase Teen Usage

A new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry, and funded by the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, shows no significant difference in adolescent cannabis use in the states that have legalized medical use of the substance. This comprehensive study examined 24 years of data from over a million teenagers in 48 states, and found absolutely …

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Study: Cannabis Can Treat Pain Caused by Urinary Tract Infection

A study published recently by the American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Urology, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found CB1R (cannabinoid receptor type 1) activiation, which occurs naturally through the consumption of cannabis, can treat pain arising from cystitis (urinary tract infection). For the study, researchers “investigated the capacity of… …

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Study: Cannabis May Fight Intestinal Worms

By Eric Sorensen, Washington State University Science Writer VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found that the more hunter-gatherers smoke cannabis, the less they are infected by intestinal worms. The link suggests that they may unconsciously be, in effect, smoking medical marijuana. Ed Hagen, a WSU Vancouver anthropologist, explored cannabis use among Aka …

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Comprehensive Study Finds Cannabis May Treat Various Diseases, Particularly Headaches

A new comprehensive meta-study published by the journal Headache, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis may be effective at treating a variety of diseases, particularly chronic pain disorders such as headaches. “The use of cannabis, or marijuana, for medicinal purposes is deeply rooted though history, dating back to …

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New Study: Those with History of Cannabis Use Are Less Likely to Have Diabetes

Individuals with a history of cannabis use are less likely to have diabetes, according to a new study being published in the journal Epidemiology, and published online ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Recently active cannabis smoking and diabetes mellitus are inversely associated,” claim reservoirs after performing a meta-study assessing cannabis …

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Study: Cannabidiol Protects Against Cocaine Toxicity

A new study published by the journal Mediators of Inflammation, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabidiol, a compound found in cannabis, can protect against cocaine toxicity, minimizing inflammatory injury caused by use of the drug. “Cocaine is a commonly abused illicit drug that causes significant morbidity and mortality”, …

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New Government-Funded Study Finds Cannabis May Treat Fragile X Syndrome

A new study published by the journal Behavioral Brain Research has found that cannabis may treat Fragile X syndrome, also known as Martin-Bell syndrome, which is a “genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment”, according to the National Institute of Health which conducted and funded the study. …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Treat Newborn Brain Injury Caused by Germinal Matrix Hemorrhage

An important new study published by the National Institute of Health has found that activation of the endocannabinoid system – something done naturally by cannabinoids – can attenuate newborn brain injury caused by germinal matrix hemorrhages, which is one of the most common and devastating cerebrovascular events that affect premature infants. For the study, researchers …

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