Category: Studies

Study: Medical Cannabis Legalization Associated with Reduced Violent Crimes in States Bordering Mexico

The introduction of laws legalizing medical cannabis is associated with reduced violent crimes in U.S. states bordering Mexico, according to a new study published by The Economic Journal. “[T]he introduction of medical marijuana laws (MMLs) leads to a decrease in violent crime in states that border Mexico”, states the abstract of the study, titled Is …

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Study: Cannabis Use Does Not Reduce Motivation in Adolescents

Cannabis use, even on a regular basis, does not reduce motivation in adolescents, according to a new study published by the journal Substance Use & Misuse and published online by the National Institute of Health. For the study, researchers examined 79 adolescents ages 14 to 18, who were “classified as recent regular cannabis users (36) or …

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The Top 10 Cannabis Studies of 2017

Continuing the trend of the past few years, 2017 produced a plethora of important cannabis-related studies, showing the plant to be beneficial in a wide, diverse range of medical ailments.  The massive amount of peer-reviewed research on cannabis released in 2017 makes it quite a challenge to narrow the studies into a “top 10” list. …

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Study: Cannabis May Help Treat Pulmonary Fibrosis

Cannabis may provide a treatment option for pulmonary fibrosis, according to a new study published by the journal Oncotarget and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health. According to Mayo Clinic, pulmonary fibrosis is “a lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred. This thickened, stiff tissue makes it more difficult …

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Study Finds CBD has Beneficial Effects in Patients with Schizophrenia

Cannabidiol (CBD) has beneficial effects in patients with schizophrenia, according to a new study published by the American Journal of Psychiatry.  “Research in both animals and humans indicates that cannabidiol (CBD) has antipsychotic properties”, begins the study’s abstract. “The authors assessed the safety and effectiveness of CBD in patients with schizophrenia.” In an exploratory double-blind …

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Study: Cannabis May Help HIV Patients Keep Mental Stamina Longer

A new study published in the journal AIDS has found that THC can potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50% of HIV patients. “It’s believed that cognitive function decreases in many of those with HIV partly due to chronic inflammation that occurs in the brain,” says Norbert Kaminski, …

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Study: State Medical Cannabis Laws Significantly Reduce Alcohol Sales

States that have legalized medical cannabis have seen a 15% drop in alcohol sales on average, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University. For the study, researchers used data “on purchases of alcoholic beverages in grocery, convenience, drug, or mass distribution stores in US counties …

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Study: Cannabis May Help Treat Acute Kidney Injury

Activation of the body’s CB2 receptors – something done naturally through the consumption of cannabis – may help treat acute kidney injury, according to a new study published by the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. “Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a common cause of acute kidney injury (AKI), which is an increasing problem in the clinic …

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Study: THC May Treat Diabetes-Induced Cardiovascular Disease

According to a new study published by the journal BioMed Research International, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may be “a potential new target for the treatment of diabetes-induced cardiovascular disease.” “The aim of this study was to determine if chronic, low-dose administration of a nonspecific cannabinoid receptor agonist could provide cardioprotective effects in a model of type I diabetes mellitus”, states …

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Study: Cannabinoids Have Potential Therapeutic Use in Alcohol-Related Problems

Cannabinoids hold potential therapeutic use in alcohol-related problems, according to a new study being published in the journal Alcohol, and epublished ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health. “Case reports and observational studies suggest that the use of Cannabis sp. mitigates problematic ethanol consumption in humans”, states the study’s abstract. “Here, we …

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