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. Accorstate-flag-coloradoding to the study, the average consumer will consume 3.5 ounces for the year.

The study found that the newly-legal marijuana market (thanks to Amendment 64) will bring the state around $130,000,000 in tax revenue for the year, and will drop the price of marijuana down to an average of about $180 an ounce. The study concluded that on average, someone purchasing cannabis will purchase an 8th of an ounce, making the purchase once every two weeks.

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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 cojilly-bean-medical-marijuana-weed-strain-thcf-jillybeanweedmbat 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 on negative emotional outcomes,” stated Timothy Deckman of the University of Kentucky in the study.

The four-part study, which included 7040 participants and three methodologies, began with a study using data from the National Comorbidity Study – it found that marijuana consumers who reported being lonely had higher levels of self-worth, as well as overall mental health, compared with non-marijuana users who reported being lonely.

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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 marijuaniStock_000011929780Smalla 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 sugar control.

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Study: Cannabinoids May Be Best Medication For Those With PTSD

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Researchers have found that those with PTSD have more CB1 receptors in their brain than those who don’t have the condition, paving the way towards an effective medical treatment.

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 release.

The study, which was published online in Molecular Psychiatry and will be presented at the Society of Biological Psychiatry’s annual meeting, is the first to use brain imaging to show that PTSD sufferers have lower concentrations of anandamide than the average person – anandamide is an endocannabinoid that binds to CB1 receptors.

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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.cannabis-crohns

The study, which was conducted by researchers at the Meir Medical Center, Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Israel, examined 21 subjects with Crohn’s disease who weren’t responsive to conventional treatments. According to the the study, ” Patients were randomly assigned to groups given cannabis, twice daily, in the form of cigarettes containing 11.5 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or placebo containing cannabis flowers from which the THC had been extracted. Disease activity and laboratory tests were assessed during 8 weeks of treatment and 2 weeks thereafter.”

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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 tpeeesting 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 marijuana usage, but this is likely because students realize that marijuana lingers in the body for days, sometimes weeks, whereas most harder drugs metabolize much quicker.

This is an excellent example of random drug testing being a failed experiment (not to mention a constitutional disaster) – marijuana is much safer than the hard drugs the students are being pushed towards – “hard drugs” being substances like heroin, cocaine and alcohol.

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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 mammw_pot_112108_articlerijuana use may significantly lower an individuals risk of developing bladder cancer. The research was funded by the Kaiser Permanente Research and Evaluation Center, and included an examination of over 83,000 men between the ages of 45 and 69.

The study examined those who smoke tobacco only, marijuana only, and those who consume both.

“Cannabis use only was associated with a 45 percent reduction in bladder cancer incidence, and tobacco use only was associated with a 52 percent increase in bladder cancer,” stated the study’s author, Dr. Anil A. Thomas.

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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 casualmarijuana-smoker1 consumers, or those who don’t consume at all. This was found to be true regardless of how many times a day a person consumes cannabis, and regardless of how long they’ve been a consumer.

The study included data from six case-control studies conducted in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand. It included a subject pool of 2,159 lung cancer cases and 2,985 controls – the studies were part of the International Lung Cancer Consortium (ILCCO), an international group of lung cancer researchers.

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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 c222222222annabis 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 keeping contaminants out of such foods and drinks.

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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 mmedical-marijuana-logo-hemp-beach-tv-hbtvore research is clearly needed, this study validates past research which also found marijuana’s compounds to be helpful in treating those with HIV and AIDS.

The research team which conducted the study is from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Researchers infected macrophages (a type of white blood cell in our body which fights certain infections) with the HIV-1 virus, before then exposing cell cultures to a synthesized THC that specifically target the CB2 receptor.

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