Category: Studies

New Research Finds Habitual Marijuana Consumption Not Linked to Lung Cancer

A new study reported on this week at the annual meeting for the American Association of Cancer Research has found that habitual marijuana consumers have no more increased risk of lung cancer than casual consumers, or those who don’t consume at all. This was found to be true regardless of how many times a day …

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Arizona Pharmacists Plan Study On Dosage Rates for Medical Marijuana Edibles

The Coconino County Health Department in Arizona is joining a group of pharmacists in hopes of providing patients with dosing guidelines for cannabis medicated foods and drinks. The group plans to start a study soon with the University of Arizona’s College of Pharmacy in an attempt to examine dosing guidelines, as well as guidelines for …

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New Study Finds THC May Be Helpful in Combating HIV

A new study published in The Journal of Leukocyte Biology has found exciting, albeit preliminary research which indicates that THC, one of the main compounds in marijuana, may have HIV fighting capabilities. Although more research is clearly needed, this study validates past research which also found marijuana’s compounds to be helpful in treating those with …

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New UNICEF Report Indicates that Decriminalizing Marijuana Reduces Youth Usage Rates

The United Nations Children’s Fund has released its annual report on child well-being. “Report Card 11“, a comprehensive paper that details the specifics of child welfare, examines things from drug use to how many eat breakfast regularly, studying these topics across the globe. One of the topics studied is cannabis use among those aged 11-15. The study …

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Study Shows Marijuana Consumers Don’t Weigh More than Non-Consumers

A new study published in Diabetes Care, a journal of the American Diabetes Association, has found that cannabis consumers don’t weigh more than non-consumers, and don’t intake more calories – though they do intake slightly more carbohydrates. The study, which found that consumers had slightly lower levels of a specific type of cholesterol, concluded that …

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United Nations: 5% of the World’s Population Uses Cannabis

According to the United Nation’s 2012 World Drug Report, 5% of the world’s population consumes cannabis. The report indicates that in 2010 (the most recent data accumulated) up to 225 million people consumed cannabis – approximately 5% of the global population. In countries like America and New Zealand, the number is above 10%. The report states: …

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Reminder: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Appear to Lower Crime Rates

Studies over the past few years have been clear in their conclusion that medical marijuana dispensaries aren’t linked to an increase in crimes, and may very well lower the crime rate in the surrounding area. In 2011 the RAND Corporation released the results of a new study which revealed that crime was 60% greater within a …

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Study: Health of a Child Unaffected by Living in a Cannabis Grow Operation

A new study conducted by the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia has found that “there was no significant difference between the health of the children living in cannabis grow operations and the comparison group of children”. The study was initially published by the International Journal of Drug Policy. It’s also …

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Reminder: Marijuana May Help Fight Breast Cancer

In 2007 ABC News reported on a study which found that marijuana may be helpful in fighting breast cancer. Little research has been published since on the matter, but the results were encouraging, to say the least. The study was conducted by researchers at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, and was funded …

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Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study Finds Vaporized Cannabis Helpful in Treating Neuropathic Pain

Recently a double blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study looked at patients who suffered from neuropathic pain, and didn’t get much relief from traditional medication, to determine if vaporized cannabis could be helpful. It found, in clear terms, that it is. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California Davis Medical Center and published in The Journal …

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