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. However, that’s exactly what we’ve done.

Below is our list (the fifth annual) of the 10 most important cannabis studies of the year (in no particular order):

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Top 10 Marijuana Studies So Far in 2017

We’re only three months into 2017, but it’s already been a great year for marijuana science.

Marijuana StudiesNumerous marijuana studies have been released so far this year; these studies are wide-ranging in the medical ailments cannabis is found to benefit, and in the positive effects brought forth by a liberalization of the laws surrounding it.. We’ve narrowed these studies down to the 10 most important, with a few honorable mentions.

Below is that list (in no particular order):

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Top 10 Cannabis Studies of 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, we take a look at the year’s top 10 cannabis-related studies.

Top 10 Cannabis StudiesIt’s been a big year for cannabis science. A plethora of studies have been released demonstrating its wide medical properties. Although it was a challenge, we’ve narrowed these down to the top 10, with two honorable mentions. These include what we believe to be the most important in their implications.

The Top 10 Cannabis Studies of 2016 (in no particular order):

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Top 10 Studies Released in 2016 that Exemplify Cannabis’ Medical Diversity

studiesIn recent years there has been a vast amount of research released that exemplifies cannabis’ diverse medical value, and 2016 – despite being far from over – has been no different.

Below is a list featuring 10 of the top studies released this year that demonstrate this diversity:

 

A  study published last month in Nature Partner Journals found that  THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) stimulates toxic plaque removal in the brain, and also blocks inflammation (which can damage neurons).

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The Top 10 Cannabis Studies Released So Far in 2016

It’s only May, and yet 2016 has already been a huge year for cannabis-related science, with numerous studies already released that demonstrate the vast medical benefits of the plant.

With that in mind, we’ve decided that instead of waiting until the end of the year to release our top 10 studies list, we’ll do a almost-mid-year list of the top cannabis studies released so far.

Top 10 Cannabis Studies Released So Far in 2016 (in no particular order):

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The Top 10 Cannabis Studies of 2015

cannabisplantIn regards to cannabis science, 2015 has been an amazing year, especially when considering how diverse the findings have been; cannabis has been found to help everything from broken bones to newborn brain injury caused by germinal matrix hemorrhages.

Although narrowing the studies down to a “best-of” list is incredibly challenging, that’s exactly what we’ve done!

Below is our list of the 10 most important cannabis studies of 2015:

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10 Most Important Cannabis Studies Released in 2015 (So Far)

Cannabis-Flower-1Despite being far from over, 2015 has already been an incredible year for cannabis science, with numerous studies bringing forth further evidence that cannabis is an incredibly diverse, safe and effective medicine

Although it’s extremely hard to narrow it down, below is a list of what we feel are the 10 most important cannabis-related studies released so far this year. We’ll revisit this again once the year is officially over.

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Top 10 Cannabis Studies of 2014

2014 has purplebeen an incredible year for the cannabis reform movement, with two more states, several cities and the District of Columbia voting in favor of legalization. In addition, it’s been an excellent year for cannabis science, with numerous studies being released that demonstrate its medical potential and diversity, and the benefits of its legalization. Below we breakdown what we believe to be the top 10 cannabis studies of 2014.

 

1. Painkiller Overdose Deaths Drop as Much as 50% in States Where Medical Cannabis is Legal

A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine in January found that states that have legalized medical cannabis have seen a drastic reduction in opioid overdose mortality rates. According to the study; “States with medical cannabis laws had a 24.8% lower mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate compared with states without medical cannabis laws.” Researchers note that the reduction was almost immediate, as every state that legalized medical cannabis saw a dramatic decrease in opioid overdose deaths within the first year (averaging about 20% less). The decline continued each year after. By the 5th year, states had experienced a decrease in opioid deaths ranging up to 50.9%.

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Colorado Agrees to Fund Over $8 Million in Cannabis Studies

The Colorado Board of Health has given approval tojilly-bean-medical-marijuana-weed-strain-thcf-jillybeanweed over $8 million in state-funded research on the benefits of medical cannabis. The studies will examine whether cannabis can treat a variety of conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and pediatric brain tumors.

“This is new and uncharted territory,” says Dr. Larry Wolk, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Dr. Suzanne Sisley, a psychiatrist who will help run one of the approved studies which will focus on the possibility of cannabis treating PTSD, agrees; “This is the first time we’ve had government money to look at the efficacy of marijuana, not the harms of marijuana”.

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