Category: Studies

New Research Finds Marijuana May Combat Brain Damage

New research published in the journals Behavioural Brain Research and Experimental Brain Research has found that even miniscule amounts of marijuana may help fight brain damage. Pharmacologist Josef Sarne of Tel Aviv University, the lead researcher of the study, found that tiny amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may protect the brain after injuries from seizures, as …

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Studies Show Marijuana Consumption Not Associated With Dangerous Driving, May Lead to Safer Drivers

Anyone who consumes cannabis on a regular basis knows that it doesn’t make you a dangerous driver. Many people find that it makes them a safer, more focused driver; one that’s more aware of their surroundings and the dangers associated with controlling tons of gasoline-filled metal. Not only has this been an anecdotal truth for …

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New Research Indicates Hemp Processing May Have Taken Place Throughout Human Society

New research being published in the June issue of the journal Geology, and published online early, has found evidence of hemp retting from early society, indicating that humans produced hemp products likely throughout society’s existence. The study’s abstract starts, “Hemp (Cannabis sp.) has been a fundamental plant for the development of human societies. Its fibers …

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University Study: Coloradans to Consume over 2 Million Ounces of Marijuana in 2014

A new study conducted by the Colorado Futures Center, located at the University of Colorado, has concluded that roughly 642,000 Colorado residents will consume nearly 2.4 million ounces of legal marijuana in 2014. This equals roughly 142,000 pounds. According to the study, the average consumer will consume 3.5 ounces for the year. The study found …

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University Study Finds Marijuana May Combat Depression and Lead to Higher Self-Esteem

A comprehensive four-part study conducted at the University of Kentucky has found marijuana to be helpful in reducing the pain associated with social exclusion, and that it may combat against depression, and may lead to higher self-esteem. “The current research provides the first evidence that marijuana also dampens the negative emotional consequences of social exclusion …

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Study: Marijuana Consumption May Combat Diabetes

New research published in the recent issue of the American Journal of Medicine has found that the body of those who consume marijuana may be better at controlling blood sugar, making it a potential combatant against diabetes. According to the study, marijuana users had significantly lower levels of the hormone insulin – indicating better blood …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Be Best Medication For Those With PTSD

A new study by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine, and funded by the National Institute of Health, has found a connection between the number of cannabinoid receptors in the brain and the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), paving the way towards an effective medication, according to an New York University press …

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Study: Marijuana Consumption Reduces Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease, May Lead to Remission

Marijuana consumption reduces the symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease, and can even lead to its remission, according to new research published on the website of the National Institutes of Health, which will be in print soon in the journal Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Meir Medical Center, …

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Random Drug Testing at Schools Increases the Use of Hard Drugs

A new study conducted at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research has found that random drug testing in schools – something 28% of American students are subject to – increases the usage rates of hard drugs for students between the ages of 11 and 18. The study found that the testing did decrease …

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Study: Marijuana Use Connected With Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer

A new study conducted by Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in California, and presented this week at the American Urological Association annual meeting in San Diego, has found promising results indicating that marijuana use may significantly lower an individuals risk of developing bladder cancer. The research was funded by the Kaiser Permanente Research and Evaluation Center, …

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