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Researchers claim cannabis for eczema is a good idea

Researchers claim cannabis for eczema is a good idea

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 23, 2018

Recent research into cannabis for skin has shown the plant to be beneficial as a treatment for various skin diseases, including eczema and psoriasis. Cannabis' non-psychoactive component, CBD (cannabidiol), is grasping the attention of scientists in weed-friendly states across America for its cornucopi...

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

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...

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

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...

The top medical cannabis studies of 2017

The top medical cannabis studies of 2017

Annureet Kaur

February 7, 2018

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...

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

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 ...

Californians can kiss goodbye to their cannabis convictions

Californians can kiss goodbye to their cannabis convictions

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 30, 2018

Thanks to cannabis legislation, life has already changed for a lot of Californians. On January 1, 2018, recreational cannabis sales officially became legal in the state, where dispensaries opened their doors following the ruling; one that will bring in an estimated $3.7 billion by the end of the yea...

Medical cannabis legalization may reduce crime

Medical cannabis legalization may reduce crime

January 19, 2018

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. ...

Doctors highly support medical cannabis for children with cancer

Doctors highly support medical cannabis for children with cancer

Sara Tiradossi

December 13, 2017

A new study found health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help them get medical cannabis. In the survey, which was published in Pediatrics, 85 percent of providers who were certified to provide access to medical cannabis would be willing to help children with can...

Teen cannabis use has dropped significantly in legal cannabis states

Teen cannabis use has dropped significantly in legal cannabis states

Sara Tiradossi

December 13, 2017

Statistics are increasingly proving cannabis use among teenagers dropped in states where cannabis is legal, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Colorado reported the most significant drop, where the rates between individuals aged 12-17 fell almost 2 percent from 11.13 percen...

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

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...

Cannabis ads have little influence on consumption

Cannabis ads have little influence on consumption

Sara Tiradossi

November 28, 2017

Exposure to cannabis ads does not increase the use of the plant, according to a new study funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse. The objective of the study, published this week in the American Journal of Public Health, was to assess exposure to cannabis advertising in Oregon after the start of ret...

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