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Studies Finds Marijuana Use Isn’t Associated With Negative Changes In Brain Morphology

Exposure to marijuana isn’t associated with significant changes in brain morphology in either older or younger subjects, according to a pair of new studies. As reported by NORML, in the first study, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine compared brain scans of occasional (one to two[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Marijuana Legalization Associated With Reduced Use Of Opioids, Finds New Study

The enactment of laws legalizing marijuana on the state level is associated with a reduction in the use of schedule III opioid drugs among Medicaid enrollees, according to a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Investigators with the University of California, San Diego assessed the relationship between recreational marijuana[…]

Study Finds That Marijuana Use is Associated With Lower Diabetes Risk

The past use of cannabis is significantly associated with lower odds of diabetes in adults, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Investigators with the University of Toronto assessed the association between cannabis use and diabetes in a nationally representative sample, while accounting for a range of potential confounders[…]

Cannabis Use Beneficial for Fibromyalgia Patients – Study

Patients suffering from fibromyalgia frequently use cannabis to treat the disease’s symptoms, and most find success doing so, according to a study published in the journal Pain Research and Treatment. In this peer-reviewed study researchers surveyed over 2,700 fibromyalgia patients, and 84% reported consuming cannabis, and found that “Pain relief was reported by 94[…]