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JAMA study finds overstated cognitive deficits in past cannabis studies on youths

JAMA study finds overstated cognitive deficits in past cannabis studies on youths

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 10, 2018


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A systematic review published online on April 18 in the JAMA Psychology Journal presents concerned parents with a positive insight into the cognitive effects of cannabis on young brains. Is frequent or heavy cannabis use associated with cognitive dysfunction in adolescents and young adults?  This w...

MSU researchers discover how cannabis can be used to sustain mental stamina in HIV patients

MSU researchers discover how cannabis can be used to sustain mental stamina in HIV patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 5, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, Research

Patients with HIV could benefit from a specific chemical found in cannabis - Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is according to researchers at Michigan State University, who published their findings in the Journal AIDS. According to the researchers, mental decline (a common symptom associated with ...

More older Americans are smoking cannabis than ever before

More older Americans are smoking cannabis than ever before

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 30, 2018


Filed under Culture, News, Research

Cannabis consumption amongst older Americans is significantly more common now than it was back in the 1980s, according to a recent study on adult cannabis consumption. Researchers discovered how two particular age groups are 20 times more likely to consume the plant nowadays in comparison with the number of older Americans consuming cannabis 30 years ago. Those age groups were ages 50 to ...

JAMA studies reveal decrease in opioid prescriptions in cannabis legal states

JAMA studies reveal decrease in opioid prescriptions in cannabis legal states

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 13, 2018


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Two peer-reviewed studies published in the JAMA Internal Medicine have revealed how cannabis use may have a positive impact on America’s opioid epidemic, which claimed 17,087 lives in 2016 alone. The scientific studies showed how the number of opioid prescriptions dropped in U.S. states that had...

Study shows drunk driving is 10 times deadlier than driving under the influence of cannabis

Study shows drunk driving is 10 times deadlier than driving under the influence of cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 9, 2018


Filed under News, Research

Could driving under the influence of cannabis be less risky than driving under the influence of alcohol? That’s what researchers claim, following an examination of drug tests taken from drivers involved in over 3,600 auto crashes. The outcome of the study, which was published back in November in the journal PLOS-One by scientists at the Univ...

Cannabis and libido: University scientists uncover something fascinating

Cannabis and libido: University scientists uncover something fascinating

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News/Feature Writer/Editorial

April 3, 2018


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Cannabis can help people kick both alcohol and cocaine

Cannabis can help people kick both alcohol and cocaine

March 31, 2018


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Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s known that cannabis is helping people avoid opioid addiction issues around the U.S., but it turns out cannabis is also useful for staying off cocaine and alcohol. That’s according to a new study that focused on the effects of using CBD. The study was on rats, so the results aren’t conclusive for hum...

Israeli study proves cannabis is safe for elderly patients

Israeli study proves cannabis is safe for elderly patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 29, 2018


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Israel’s largest supplier of medical cannabis, Tikun Olam, teamed up with three universities to perform a study on the effects of cannabis on elderly patients. The results showed a major reduction in pain when cannabis was used as a treatment. Based on reports from the participants, 93.7 percent of the e...

Worldwide cannabis investments rise by almost 600 percent

Worldwide cannabis investments rise by almost 600 percent

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 13, 2018


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Cannabis investments have grown by 600 percent in comparison with figures released in the first five weeks of 2017. Based on data published by the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker, $1.23 billion was invested in the global cannabis industry in January of this year. This monthly figure is almost as much ...

Cannabis is effective at treating fibromyalgia, according to this study.

Cannabis is effective at treating fibromyalgia, according to this study.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 12, 2018


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The medical uses for cannabis are widespread and according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, cannabis therapy can relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Since fibromyalgia affects some 3 to 6 million people in America, this news is being received very well across the cou...

Wholesale cannabis prices fell fast in 2017, and they aren’t stopping

Wholesale cannabis prices fell fast in 2017, and they aren’t stopping

March 8, 2018


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The price per pound of legal cannabis has been plummeting for a year and a half, and it isn't stopping, according to a new report. Analysts at Cannabis Benchmarks, an independent price reporting agency, found the price per pound of legal cannabis dropped 13 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. Their pr...

New study finds 93 percent of pain patients prefer cannabis over opioids

New study finds 93 percent of pain patients prefer cannabis over opioids

February 27, 2018


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When it comes to managing pain, an overwhelming amount of patients prefer medical cannabis to opioids, a new study found. The study, published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, pulled from a sample of 2,810 cannabis users, 828 of which had used opioids in the last six months to manag...

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