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The top medical cannabis studies of 2017

The top medical cannabis studies of 2017

Annureet Kaur

February 7, 2018


Filed under Research

Here's a look at some of the top medical cannabis studies from this past year. Cannabis a powerful weapon against the opioid epidemic.  According to the International Journal of Drug Policy released in April last year, 84 percent of patients who received access to medical cannabis reduced their op...

Even after legalization, black Americans face most cannabis arrests

Even after legalization, black Americans face most cannabis arrests

February 3, 2018


Filed under Culture, News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s well known that the War on Drugs has disproportionately targeted people of color, and unfortunately, that doesn’t immediately change when a state legalizes cannabis. According to a new report from the Drug Policy Alliance, even after a state legalizes,...

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Cannabis research at risk as political climate adjusts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

February 1, 2018


Filed under Culture, Global, Medical cannabis, News, Politics, Research, Social cannabis

If there is one thing that gives the cannabis industry its consistent momentum, it has to be the groundbreaking research that is being carried out to develop medical-grade products, such as those used for the treatment of epilepsy, chemotherapy-induced pain and autism. Over the last few years, the world has been ...

The price of cannabis in cities around the world

The price of cannabis in cities around the world

Annureet Kaur

January 31, 2018


Filed under Global, News, Research, Social cannabis

A gram of cannabis costs about $32.99 in the cannabis-illegal city of Tokyo, making it the most expensive gram of cannabis in the world. Decriminalized-city Quito in Ecuador has the cheapest cannabis at just over a dollar for a gram. Seedo, a German company that manufactures hydroponic grow devices, ...

Recovery program in Portland uses cannabis and kratom to treat opioid addiction

Recovery program in Portland uses cannabis and kratom to treat opioid addiction

Annureet Kaur

January 30, 2018


Filed under Research

A cannabis and kratom based residential treatment recovery home is set to open in Portland in March to treat opioid addiction. Roxanne Gullikson and her husband Ron Figarratto are opening a treatment home, Greener Pastures, for for opioid addicts using cannabis and kratom to help patients recover...

Alcohol sales dropped 15% in medically legal cannabis states

Alcohol sales dropped 15% in medically legal cannabis states

Annureet Kaur

January 24, 2018


Filed under Culture, Medical cannabis, News, Research

A recent joint study done by researchers in U.S. and South America found that the drop in alcohol consumption directly correlates to the legality of medical cannabis. The researchers used the Nielsen Retail Scanner to gather alcohol sales from 90 alcohol stores including grocery, convenience, drug...

Only 16 percent of Americans approve of current cannabis laws

Only 16 percent of Americans approve of current cannabis laws

January 19, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

That's right. Only 16 percent of Americans believe the current cannabis prohibition laws should be kept in place, according to a new poll conducted earlier this year by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy. What's even more impressive is 49 percent of those polled favored the legalization of cannabis entir...

Medical cannabis legalization may reduce crime

Medical cannabis legalization may reduce crime

January 19, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Cannabis critics love to claim that legalizing medical cannabis will cause crime to go up, but it’s looking like the opposite might be true. According to a new study, violent crime has been reduced by roughly 13 percent in states on the border of Mexico that have legalized medical cannabis. ...

Residential real estate value goes up in areas near dispensaries

Residential real estate value goes up in areas near dispensaries

Annureet Kaur

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Research, Social cannabis

New study finds that dispensaries selling cannabis for social use had a positive impact on residential real estate prices in their vicinity. In the recent years, people have seen various impact of cannabis legalization like the decrease in violent crimes, among others. One very positive and perhaps unexpected result of cannabis legalization that Americans saw ...

Cannabis legalization is causing less violent crimes, recent study finds

Cannabis legalization is causing less violent crimes, recent study finds

Annureet Kaur

January 16, 2018


Filed under News, Research

A recent study published in the Economic Journal found violent crimes have decreased in the states bordering Mexico since the legalization of medical cannabis. The research finds that the rate of violent crime like murders, assaults, and robberies fell drastically by 12.5 percent in states by the...

Study finds potential benefits of cannabis for HIV patients

Study finds potential benefits of cannabis for HIV patients

Sara Tiradossi

December 13, 2017


Filed under Research

A chemical found in cannabis, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients, according to a new study carried by Michigan State University. "It's believed that cognitive function decreases...

Alcohol sales dropped significantly in states with legal medical cannabis

Alcohol sales dropped significantly in states with legal medical cannabis

Sara Tiradossi

December 6, 2017


Filed under News, Research, Showcase

Alcohol sales have dropped as much as 15 percent in states with legal medical cannabis, according to a new working study from the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University. The study added information on how cannabis availability could reduce alcohol consumption, which is more harmful...

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