Category: Studies

Study: Frequent Marijuana Consumers Not More Likely To Access Health Care Services

By Paul Armentano, NORML Marijuana consumers do not access health care services at rates that are higher than non-users, according to data published online ahead of print in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin assessed the relationship between marijuana use and health care utilization in a nationally representative …

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Cannabinoids May Attenuate Negative Effects of Morphine on Magnocellular Neurons

A new study published in the Iran Journal of Basic Medical Science, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that cannabinoids may prevent the negative effects of morphine on magnocellular neurons. Magnocellular neurons are neuroendocrine cells (cells that receive neuronal input) located in the hypothalamus (a portion of the brain), …

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Study: THC and CBDA Effective in Treating and Preventing Nausea, Stimulating Appetite

Administration of extremely small amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) – both cannabis compounds – is effective in treating and preventing nausea, and stimulating appetite, in those going through chemotherapy, a new study has found. The study was published in the journal Psychopharmacology, and published online by the National Institute of Health. “The …

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THC Stimulates Toxic Plaque Removal in the Brain, Blocks Inflammation, Finds Study

A new study published in Nature Partner Journals has found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) stimulates toxic plaque removal in the brain; toxic plaque in the brain is common in Alzheimer’s disease. The study also found that THC blocks inflammation in the brain, which can damage neurons. “It is reasonable to conclude that there is a therapeutic …

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Study: Medical Cannabis Legalization Decreases Workplace Absences

According to a new study published in the journal Health Economics, the legalization of medical cannabis is associated with a decrease in the total number of workplace absences that are caused by sickness. For the study, researchers analyzed workplace data in 24 states that have enacted laws allowing for the medical use of cannabis. “Utilizing …

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Alcohol Use Increases Aggression, Cannabis Use Decreases It, Finds Study

A study published in the most recent issue of the journal Psychopharmacology has found that alcohol significantly increases aggression while cannabis significantly decreases it. The study was a random controlled trial, typically refereed to as the “gold standard” for research studies. “This study investigated the acute effects of alcohol and cannabis on subjective aggression in …

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Study Shows Availability of Medical Cannabis is Saving Millions in Public Health Costs

By Anna Bose, TheJointBlog.com Contributing Author If medical marijuana were legally available in all 50 states, Medicare could save more than $470 million each year. That’s one of the conclusions of a recent study published in Health Affairs. The study, published on July 7, evaluated 2010 to 2013 data from Medicare Part D, which covers …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Reduce Inflammation Caused by Mycobacterium

Mycobacterium is a genus of Actinobacteria that is known to cause diseases such as tuberculosis and leprosy. According to a new study published in the July issue of the journal Inflammation Research, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of Health, cannabinoids may reduce inflammation caused by the bacteria. For the study, researchers …

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Study: Medical Cannabis Legalization Reduces Suicides

The legalization of medical cannabis significantly reduces suicide rates, especially among young adults, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health. For the study, researchers obtained 17 years worth of state-level suicide data from the National Vital Statistics System’s Mortality Detail Files, and used regression analysis – studying economic conditions, state …

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Study: Cannabis Use Can Help Treat Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder

Inhaling cannabis can help treat the symptoms of bipolar disorder without any negative cognitive impact, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE. “Marijuana is the most widely used illicit substance in those diagnosed with bipolar I disorder”, states the study’s abstract. “However, there is conflicting evidence as to whether marijuana may …

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