Tag: Drug and Alcohol Dependence

Marijuana Drug Test: Is the 30 Day Rule Fact or Fiction?

Many believe if you abstain from cannabis for 30 days, you’ll pass a marijuana drug test. Here’s a look at whether or not that’s true. So, you’re up for a new job! What other reason would you want to know how long THC stays in your system? A marijuana drug test of course! Congrats on …

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Study: Pain Relieving Effects of Cannabis Stronger for Men than Women

A study published in the September, 2016 issue of the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and epublished ahead of print by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that the pain relieving effects of cannabis are significantly stronger on men than on women, According to the study’s abstract; “This retrospective analysis compared the analgesic, …

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Study Finds Adolescent Cannabis Use Not Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Adulthood

By Paul Armentano, NORML PITTSBURGH, PA — The use of marijuana by adolescents and young adults, including self-reported chronic use, is not positively associated with poorer quality of life outcomes later in life, according to an assessment of longitudinal data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Investigators from the Pittsburgh School of Medicine …

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Study: Cannabis Can Help Treat Chronic Pain, Does So Better Than Opioids Alone

A study published recently by the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that cannabis use for pain relief purposes is common among people living with chronic pain, and users report greater pain relieving effects when using cannabis than when using just opioids. The study included …

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New Study: Exercise Increases THC Concentrations in Regular Cannabis Consumers

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According to a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, exercise can increase the concentration of THC in the blood of cannabis consumers. For the study, “cannabis users completed 35 min of exercise on a stationary bicycle in either a fed or overnight fasted state.” Following this, “Plasma cannabinoid levels were assessed prior …

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