Items tagged with scientific research

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Grading cannabis strength ‘will improve mental health of users’ [13.10.2019] Standard units for grading the potency of cannabis – similar to those already used for alcohol – would result in significant improvements in the ment ...
Drug research ignores stable or pleasurable use — And that’s a problem [27.08.2019] In the United States and beyond, drug research ignores most people who use drugs. While the large majority of people who use drugs (PWUD) do not suff ...
Are e-cigarettes a gateway to cannabis use for teens and young adults? Yes, says new study [16.08.2019] Adolescents and young adults who use electronic cigarettes are far more likely to also use marijuana, according to new research.The study, published ...
Youth marijuana use declined in states that legalized, study finds [08.07.2019] Legalizing marijuana is associated with a decline in youth cannabis consumption, according to a new study in a journal published by the American Medi ...
The cannabis-psychosis debate is being driven by fear mongering, not facts [01.07.2019] As the legalization of recreational cannabis gains traction across North America, one of the most-debated health concerns is psychosis and cannabis u ...
Illegal drug classifications are based on politics not science – report [26.06.2019] Illegal drugs including cocaine, heroin and cannabis should be reclassified to reflect a scientific assessment of harm, according to a report by the ...
Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction [21.05.2019] Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin add ...
CBD in cannabis could reduce psychosis risk from high strength skunk, study shows [24.04.2019] Cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical derived from the cannabis plant, can counteract the effects of high strength "skunk" strains and may help to reduce the ...
War on drugs has helped cocaine traffickers conquer swathes of Central America, study suggests [01.04.2019] A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, which simulated the complex dynamics between drug traffickers ...
High-strength cannabis increases risk of mental health problems [19.03.2019] Frequent cannabis use and high-strength varieties are likely to increase the chance of mental health problems, according to researchers in Lancet Psy ...
The WHO’s First-Ever Critical Review of Cannabis [15.03.2019] The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD or Expert Committee) released in January 2019 the outcomes of the fir ...
Tough cannabis policies do not deter young people – study [18.02.2019] There is no evidence that tough policies deter young people from using cannabis, a study has found. Analysing data about cannabis use among more than ...
Popular book on marijuana's apparent dangers is pure alarmism, experts say [17.02.2019] A group of 75 scholars and medical professionals have criticised a controversial book about the purported dangers of marijuana, calling it an example ...
Drugs: researchers shouldn’t just focus on the harms [14.02.2019] Most drug research focuses on the harms they cause, but studying the pleasure they provide will improve our understanding of why people use them. Amo ...
Cannabis smoking in teenage years linked to adulthood depression [13.02.2019] Scientists believe they have identified about 60,000 cases of depression in adults under 35 in the UK, and more than 400,000 in the US, that could be ...
Canada’s cannabis shortage could be over quicker than we thought, researcher says [01.02.2019] If Canada’s licensed cannabis producers continue ramping up production at their current exponential pace, there will be more than enough pot to meet ...
Does marijuana use really cause psychotic disorders? [20.01.2019] Does marijuana cause psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, and do associated symptoms like paranoia lead to violent crimes? That’s what writer A ...
French study recommends legalising therapeutic cannabis [14.12.2018] A scientific committee convened by the French government has concluded that it might be “appropriate” to legalise cannabis for therapeutic use in a r ...
Testing drugs at festivals is ‘a lifesaver’, study finds [09.12.2018] An alarming rise in drug-related deaths at music festivals can be countered by testing illicit substances onsite, according to the first academic stu ...
War against drug users ineffective for combating abuse: Study [04.12.2018] The government’s focus on jailing drug users while providing only little funding to help users get healthy again is not effective in combating drug a ...
Canada’s message to teenagers: Marijuana is legal now. Please don’t smoke it [11.11.2018] Canada became the second country to make it legal for adults to buy, grow and consume small amounts of marijuana. But it also made it a crime to give ...
A major study questioned the evidence for safe injection sites. It’s now been retracted [27.09.2018] A major meta-analysis published earlier this year that questioned the empirical evidence for supervised drug consumption sites has been retracted by ...
We from the police advise: more money and powers for the police [07.09.2018] The study 'The Netherlands and synthetic drugs: An inconvenient truth' by the Dutch police academy on the role of the Netherlands in the production o ...
Brain scans show how cannabis extract may help people with psychosis [29.08.2018] Brain scans have revealed for the first time how a substance found in cannabis plants may help people with psychotic disorders by dampening down abno ...
New study suggests schizophrenia might actually lead to cannabis use [28.08.2018] The notion that weed and schizophrenia are somehow related is by now a “water is wet” kind of non-statement. Scientists have been telling us for year ...
Most in US think cannabis has health benefits, despite lack of data – study [23.07.2018] Americans believe marijuana is helpful in treating a variety of health problems despite a lack of available evidence. A survey published in the Annal ...
Cannabis harm to teenagers' brains 'overstated', finds study [18.04.2018] Fears that cannabis causes irreparable harm to teenager’s brains have been stoked by trials which “overstated” the effects on intelligence and other ...
Can excessive marijuana use lead to psychosis? [11.04.2018] Psychosis is quite rare – fewer than three in 100 people will experience a psychotic episode in their lifetime. People who smoke or otherwise consume ...
Daily cannabis use could delay at-risk youth from moving to higher risk drug use: study [29.03.2018] Consuming cannabis every day could delay at-risk youth from moving on to injecting more dangerous drugs, according to a new study that casts doubt up ...
If cannabis is getting stronger, why aren't cases of schizophrenia rising? [23.03.2018] Most people who smoke pot enjoy it, but a smaller proportion experience psychotic-like symptoms, such as feeling suspicious or paranoid. The question ...
Kava circles keeping young males away from alcohol and gangs, researcher says [22.03.2018] A narcotic beverage from the Pacific Islands is being used to counter prejudices about people who use drugs. "Kava is our culture. We lose kava, we l ...
High-strength cannabis now dominates illegal market, study finds [27.02.2018] Almost all cannabis seized by police now comprises high-strength varieties, with outdoor-grown herbal strains and hashish barely found, according to ...
Legal marijuana cuts violence says US study, as medical-use laws see crime fall [14.01.2018] The introduction of medical marijuana laws has led to a sharp reduction in violent crime in US states that border Mexico, according to new research. ...
Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine [15.12.2017] An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said ...
A comeback for the gateway drug theory? [06.12.2017] Scientists and politicians still debate whether using “soft” drugs necessarily leads a person down a slippery slope to the harder stuff. Critics note ...
Marijuana use in the U.S. has increased since 2005, but not because of legislation, study says [12.09.2017] American adults are smoking more pot, but increased cannabis use does not appear to be due to wider availability of legal marijuana, a new study show ...
CBD may protect against psychiatric risk from high-THC cannabis strains [07.09.2017] A study by neuroscientists at Indiana University finds that a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD, appears to protect aga ...
Washington’s pot law hasn’t meant more use by kids, new study says [01.09.2017] Youth use of pot and cannabis-abuse treatment admissions have not increased in Washington since marijuana was legalized, according to a new analysis ...
Dagga is not a gateway drug [07.08.2017] The prohibition on dagga is the "gateway to harder drug use‚ not the use of cannabis itself"‚ Imperial College Professor David Nutt told the Pretoria ...
Marijuana dispensaries decrease crime, not increase it, study finds [18.07.2017] Conventional wisdom says marijuana dispensaries make neighborhoods less safe, but a new study from UC Irvine suggests the conventional wisdom is wron ...
Cannabis may help wean people off crack, study finds [16.05.2017] Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also ...
Daily dose of cannabis extract could reverse brain's decline in old age, study suggests [08.05.2017] Researchers have come up with an unusual proposal to slow, or even reverse, the cognitive decline that comes with old age: small, daily doses of cann ...
Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists [20.04.2017] Scientists at the University of York have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to ...
Some of the parts: Is marijuana’s “entourage effect” scientifically valid? [20.04.2017] If you believe budtender wisdom, consuming a strain called Bubba Kush should leave you ravenous and relaxed whereas dank Hippie Chicken should uplift ...
Report spurs call to study marijuana’s potential in opioid-crisis fight [12.01.2017] A new U.S. government-funded report showing clear evidence cannabis is an effective remedy for those with chronic pain underscores the need for more ...
Ten scientific studies from 2016 showing marijuana is safe and effective [29.12.2016] While no psychoactive substance is completely harmless, modern science continues to prove that cannabis is one of the safer and more effective therap ...
How legalizing marijuana might stave off 'Spice' epidemics [04.08.2016] K2 overdoses in Brooklyn sent 33 people to hospital. The rise of K2 could be fueled by a twist on the "gateway drug" theory: it’s not marijuana use, ...
Why is coca leaf left out of the drug research renaissance? [02.08.2016] While marijuana, magic mushrooms, and ayahuasca have all found their way into research labs, coca leaf, the mother of cocaine, seems to be off-limits ...
Time to put ‘skunk’ out of business [21.06.2016] In the scientific literature, 'skunk' has come to mean something more specific: cannabis that contains a high percentage of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC ...
Human rights study no reason to change cannabis regulation policy [15.06.2016] A recent study by Radboud University Nijmegen that concluded that regulating cannabis cultivation could improve human rights is no reason for the Net ...

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