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A new study says workplace fatalities are down in medical cannabis states

A new study says workplace fatalities are down in medical cannabis states

August 19, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A new study has found workplace fatalities are down in states that have legalized medical cannabis, which is encouraging to advocates who claim medical marijuana does not cause harm to public health. Researchers looked at Bureau of Labor Statistics data ...

North America’s medical and recreational cannabis markets will soar, data suggests

North America’s medical and recreational cannabis markets will soar, data suggests

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 17, 2018


Filed under Research

ResearchAndMarkets.com has added a report about North America’s legal cannabis industry to its offering. The report is titled "North America Cannabis: New Markets, Competitors and Opportunities: 2018-2026 Analysis and Forecasts.” Outlined in the report is a breadth of information pertaining to No...

College students are using cannabis to fight anxiety

College students are using cannabis to fight anxiety

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 17, 2018


Filed under Research

Did you know that one in four college students uses a mood stabilizer or antidepressant to treat anxiety? A growing number of college students are also turning to cannabis for relief from stress. Anxiety is the most common mental disorder, and cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug on the pl...

WSU study: Cannabis decriminalization does not increase youth consumption

WSU study: Cannabis decriminalization does not increase youth consumption

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 15, 2018


Filed under News, Research

A team of researchers across the nation have carried out a study on the effects of cannabis decriminalization on youth cannabis consumption. The study was led by Washington University with the aim of squashing prohibitionist rhetoric that says decriminalization encourages consumption. The resul...

Study: Crime clearance rates improved with cannabis legalization

Study: Crime clearance rates improved with cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 11, 2018


Filed under Research

Police effectiveness has not been hindered by cannabis legalization in Colorado and Washington, according to researchers at Washington State University (WSU). Factually, there has been a noticeable improvement in clearance rates for specific crimes since cannabis has been legalized. Prior to the autho...

CBD could lengthen the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

CBD could lengthen the lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 10, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Cannabis has been proven to hinder the growth of cancerous cells. Even the National Cancer Institute (NCI) admitted it, but what about pancreatic cancer? Well, the results of a study on lab mice have demonstrated how cannabis’ non-psychoactive compound CBD (Cannabidiol) may bolster the effectiven...

Cannabis for glaucoma: Does it really work?

Cannabis for glaucoma: Does it really work?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 23, 2018


Filed under Research

Did you know that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness? Although glaucoma patients are presented with a plethora of treatment options to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in the eye, new tried-and-tested treatments are being sought after by patients. This is where cannabis therapy com...

Using cannabis to treat spinal cord injuries: Studies show the plant’s efficacy as a treatment

Using cannabis to treat spinal cord injuries: Studies show the plant’s efficacy as a treatment

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 19, 2018


Filed under Research

In 2017, an estimated 245,000 to 353,000 Americans were living with a spinal cord injury (SCI). This is according to SpinalCord.com, which has revealed on its website how half of all SCI occur among people between the ages of 16 and 30, with automobile accidents being the leading cause of SCIs. This type of in...

Cannabis for cancer: How does cannabis oil work to treat cancer?

Cannabis for cancer: How does cannabis oil work to treat cancer?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 18, 2018


Filed under Research

The topic of using cannabis to treat cancer has been hitting the headlines quite a lot recently. In fact, many people have claimed that the plant's non-psychoactive compound CBD (cannabidiol) has been successfully used to kill cancerous cells; something that has been confirmed by the National Cancer Instit...

Israeli researchers say cannabis can be used to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Israeli researchers say cannabis can be used to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 17, 2018


Filed under Research

Israel is a world leader in cannabis research and according to a team of Israeli researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, cannabis for traumatic brain injury (TBI) could be a good an effective treatment. Researchers studied the effects of cannabis for TBI on rats and mice. What they discove...

Cannabis studies: What have we learned from science so far this year?

Cannabis studies: What have we learned from science so far this year?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 16, 2018


Filed under Research

Cannabis research is being undertaken on a constant basis, and what we’ve learned about the plant thus far is quite astonishing. Studies on the green plant have revealed a profusion of therapeutic benefits. From its suitability as a natural treatment for diseases like cancer to its potential as a ...

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