Study Finds Marijuana Use Associated With Metabolic Benefits

The use of marijuana is associated with sustained effects on weight and metabolism, including lower body mass index (BMI) and lower overall cholesterol levels, according to a study published in The Journal of Psychopharmacology. Spanish researchers assessed the relationship between cannabis and weight over a three-year period in a cohort of 510 subjects.[…]

Medical Cannabis Access Associated With Decreased Use Of Opioids, Finds Study

Just-released research shows that the enactment of medical cannabis access laws is associated with moderately lower levels of prescription opioid use, even after controlling for potentially confounding variables, according. This is according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. In this study a team of investigators from the University[…]

New Mexico Governor Expanding Medical Cannabis Program to Include Opioid Dependency

Newly elected Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) announced this week that she’s directing her health officials to add opioid dependecy as a qualifying medical cannabis condition. The directive allows those with opioid dependency to legally purchase, possess and use medical cannabis if they receive a recommendation from a physician, and register with[…]

National Institute of Health Study Finds Teen Marijuana Use Not Increasing Post-Legalization

According to the recently released University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future survey,self-reported marijuana use by adolescents hasn’t increased in recent years despite the majority of states legalizing it for either medical or adult use. The study was commissioned by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse, which is a part of the[…]

Study Finds Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Reductions In Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths

Counties that permit the operation of medical cannabis dispensaries possess reduced rates of opioid-related mortality, according to the findings of an academic research paper published on the SSRN online network. Researchers from Claremont McKenna College in California, the University of Georgia, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock assessed the localized[…]