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NJ is arresting people for cannabis at increasing rates

NJ is arresting people for cannabis at increasing rates

June 19, 2017

The state of New Jersey is arresting more people for cannabis than ever before, a recent study by the state's American Civil Liberties Union found. In 2013, the state's law enforcement made 26 percent more cannabis possession arrests compared to arrests made in 2000. New Jersey police made nearly 280,000 ...

Research suggests cannabis to help with schizophrenia

Research suggests cannabis to help with schizophrenia

June 5, 2017

New research has shown cannabis-derived substances may improve cognitive impairment specific to schizophrenia without the side effects current medications cause, reported Medical News Today. The research, conducted on rats, suggests cannabidiol (CBD) is a better alternative than antipsychotics whe...

Clinical trial shows cannabis extract reduces seizures in kids with rare disorder

Clinical trial shows cannabis extract reduces seizures in kids with rare disorder

May 25, 2017

Patients with a rare and debilitating form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome have experienced a significant reduction in seizures after being treated with cannabis. In some cases, patients' seizures were eliminated completely. The study, which was published May 24 in the New England Journal of Medici...

New study links medical cannabis laws with a decline in Medicaid prescriptions

New study links medical cannabis laws with a decline in Medicaid prescriptions

April 19, 2017

According to a new study by Health Affairs, significant evidence shows negative association between medical cannabis laws and prescriptions filled for each category of Medicaid beneficiaries.  The authors of the study have estimated that if the entire United States had enacted medical cannabis laws back in 2014, there would be a total of $1.01 billion in total savings for fee-for-service Medicaid. "Ou...

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