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[…]

Cannabis Dispensaries Close To Schools Not Linked With Increased Teen Use – Study

The placement of medical cannabis dispensaries close to schools doesn’t increase teen usage rates, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. According to a report by NORML, researchers from UC San Diego examined the association between the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries in school neighborhoods and teen[…]

Medical Cannabis Legalization Associated With Fewer Workplace Fatalities, Finds Study

Laws that authorize the legal distribution of medical cannabis are associated with declines in fatal workplace accidents, according to research published by The International Journal of Drug Policy. Investigators with Montana State University, Colorado State University, and American University in Washington, DC assessed the relationship between the enactment of medical cannabis[…]

Study Finds Marijuana Use Associated With Improvements in Insomnia Patients

Marijuana consumption reduces the self-perceived severity of insomnia symptoms, finds a new study published by the journal Medicines. For the study, titled Effectiveness of Raw, Natural Medical Cannabis Flower for Treating Insomnia under Naturalistic Conditions, researchers assessed the influence of marijuana use on perceived insomnia severity levels in 409 subjects. Participants recorded real-time[…]