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WSU researchers investigate effects of cannabis legalization

WSU researchers investigate effects of cannabis legalization

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

November 13, 2019

What effect has cannabis legalization had on society? This is a question that Washington State University researchers have delved into with a recent study. WSU researchers analyzed data to determine what effect legalization had on the way law enforcement officials do their job, crime rates and cannabis-impaired...

Anxiety added to Pennsylvania’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis

Anxiety added to Pennsylvania’s list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 27, 2019

Pennsylvanians who endure persistent anxiety are now officially eligible to receive medical cannabis as a treatment. The state's list of qualifying conditions has also been expanded to include Tourette's syndrome.  Lawmakers made the decision during the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Advisory Board ...

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

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

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...

Washington State University researchers recommend one puff of cannabis for depression

Washington State University researchers recommend one puff of cannabis for depression

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 20, 2018

There has been much debate regarding the use of cannabis for depression, but researchers from Washington State University are clearing the smoke clouds. A team of researchers from WSU discovered that just a single puff of cannabis could relieve the symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety. The result...

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