Items tagged with scientific research

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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 ...
Long-term marijuana use is not associated with a raft of physical health problems, says study [05.06.2016] Long-term marijuana use is not associated with a raft of physical health problems, according to a new study. Researchers tracked the marijuana habits ...
Cannabis: scientists call for action amid mental health concerns [15.04.2016] Global public health campaigns are needed to make clear the risks of heavy cannabis use, particularly for young people who are more susceptible to me ...
Study: Pot-related visits to Colorado ERs higher for out-of-state visitors [24.02.2016] Marijuana-related emergency room visits in Colorado have increased at a higher rate for out-of-state guests than for residents since cannabis was leg ...
Scientists have found that smoking weed does not make you stupid after all [17.01.2016] A 2012 Duke University study found that persistent, heavy marijuana use through adolescence and young adulthood was associated with declines in IQ. O ...
Does cannabis really lower your IQ? [14.01.2016] Whether or not using cannabis can lead to cognitive impairment is a hot topic of research and public interest. Given the extensive media attention to ...
The real ‘gateway drug’ is 100% legal [06.01.2016] You may have heard that marijuana is a gateway drug. New research in the Journal of School Health could shed some light on this question. They found ...
Safe-injection sites are cost-effective to health system: study [29.11.2015] A new Canadian study about safe-injection sites for intravenous drug users concludes that they are cost-effective to the health-care system — an argu ...
Cannabis research 'being stifled' by US government, says think tank [19.10.2015] In a new report, Ending the U.S. government’s war on medical marijuana research, researchers at the Brookings Institution call on the federal governm ...
Once and for all, marijuana is not a gateway drug [13.10.2015] As the 2016 election approaches, marijuana legalization is in the air once again, with ballot initiatives likely to succeed in at least five states, ...
Perspective: Be clear about the real risks [23.09.2015] The 1936 film Reefer Madness depicted cannabis as a drug that provoked uncontrollable insanity, leading to manslaughter, suicide and attempted rape. ...
Here’s why we hear so many false claims about cannabis [08.09.2015] Research on substance use has taught me a major overarching lesson: we are much more likely to demonize drugs for their negative effects than conside ...
Surprising news about teens, marijuana, and health issues. It’s all good [05.08.2015] With the widespread availability of marijuana in recent years thanks to its legalization in a growing number of states, there has been increasing con ...
State of the Evidence: Cannabis Use and Regulation [31.07.2015] As more and more jurisdictions reconsider their cannabis policies, the public discourse is filled with conflicting evidence about the impacts of cann ...
Smoking may be causal factor in developing schizophrenia: researchers [12.07.2015] In research that turns on its head previous thinking about links between schizophrenia and smoking, scientists say cigarettes may be a causal factor ...
Marijuana study counters 'gateway' theory [09.07.2015] Marijuana may not be the "gateway drug" some believe it to be, a new study contends. Instead, teens smoke pot for very specific reasons, and it is th ...
US marijuana legalisation has not led to rise in use by adolescents, study finds [16.06.2015] Legalising the medical use of cannabis has not led to a surge in the numbers of adolescents using it in the USA, according to new research that surpr ...
'Just Say No' to the gateway theory of pot [22.04.2015] Many young adults remember their childhood participation in Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known by the acronym D.A.R.E. One of the program' ...
Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug? [20.04.2015] With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are st ...
Cannabis for schizophrenia - A new medication? [01.04.2015] Cannabidiol, which is an active substance in cannabis, helps relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia by helping to normalize brain metabolism. Schizoph ...
Is marijuana a gateway drug? [25.03.2015] In the past few years, the number of monthly marijuana users in America has steadily risen, from 14.4m in 2007 to 18.9m in 2012. If marijuana were a ...
Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say [23.02.2015] Compared to other recreational drugs -- including alcohol -- marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematical ...
So smoking skunk cause psychosis, but milder cannabis doesn't? [16.02.2015] The Mail on Sunday has shouted that "cannabis TRIPLES psychosis risk" and that skunk is to blame for "1 in 4 of all new serious mental disorders". Is ...
The weed war undermines science [10.02.2015] Columbia professor Carl Hart: "The National Institute on Drug Abuse funds 90 percent of the world's research on drug abuse with our tax dollars. The ...
Give back safe smoking room to Vancouver crack users, study says [09.02.2015] For three years, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users’ (VANDU) operated an unsanctioned, peer-run “safer smoking room” for crack users in a small ...
Daily marijuana use doesn't really change brains of adults or teens, study finds [02.02.2015] Late last year, the press and marijuana-legalization opponents gave a lot of attention to a study suggesting that daily marijuana use shrinks users' ...
Illegal drugs laws: Clearing a 50-year-old obstacle to research [26.01.2015] The United Nations drug control conventions of 1960 and 1971 and later additions have inadvertently resulted in perhaps the greatest restrictions of ...
Most marijuana grown in the Netherlands is exported, new research shows [16.12.2014] Between 78% and 91% of marijuana grown in the Netherlands is exported, according to new justice ministry research. This makes it pointless to regulat ...
The new strain of cannabis that could help treat psychosis [15.11.2014] Dr David Potter and GW Pharmaceuticals – a company that is exploring how cannabis could help treat a range of illnesses ranging from epilepsy to canc ...
Punitive drug law enforcement failing, says Home Office study [30.10.2014] There is no evidence that tough enforcement of the drug laws on personal possession leads to lower levels of drug use, according to the UK government ...
Legal marijuana could be $130 million a year business in D.C., study finds [29.10.2014] If D.C. residents vote to legalize marijuana possession next week, it wouldn’t just mean a sea change in drug policy in the nation’s capital. It coul ...
Teenagers who use cannabis every day 60% less likely to finish school [10.09.2014] Teenagers who use cannabis daily before the age of 17 are more than 60% less likely to complete high school or university, research published in Lanc ...
A puff of logic [27.06.2014] That cannabis and schizophrenia are linked is widely accepted. Several studies suggest the drug can set off short-term psychotic episodes in those al ...
How neuroscience reinforces racist drug policy [12.06.2014] A recent neuroscience study from Harvard Medical School claims to have discovered brain differences between people who smoke marijuana and people who ...
No, weed won’t rot your brain [17.04.2014] Headlines are screaming Marijuana Makes Young Brains Go to Pot. But a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, does not in any way prove ...
Study: Marijuana legalization doesn’t increase crime [14.04.2014] After Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use this year, violent and property crime rates in the city are actually falling. According to da ...
Legalizing medical marijuana may actually reduce crime, study says [26.03.2014] Legalizing medical marijuana causes no increase in crime, according to a new study. In fact, legalized medical pot may reduce some violent crime, inc ...
Harvard: Marijuana doesn’t cause schizophrenia [09.12.2013] New research from Harvard Medical School, in a comparison between families with a history of schizophrenia and those without, finds little support fo ...
Cigarette smoking 'could make you psychotic' [12.11.2013] Experts at the Institute of Psychiatry in London are publishing research suggesting that smoking cigarettes may be a contributory cause of schizophre ...
Drugs legislation is hampering clinical research, warns David Nutt [03.11.2013] The UK's drug laws are preventing scientists from carrying out vital research to unlock our understanding of the brain and find new treatments for co ...

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