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[…]

Study Finds Marijuana Legalization has Increased Colorado’s Population

A study published recently by the Institute of Labor Economics has found that marijuana legalization has had a considerable impact on Colorado’s population. The study’s summary states that “This paper examines the amenity value of legalized marijuana by analyzing the impact of marijuana legalization on migration to Colorado. Colorado is[…]

Mortality Rate Among Marijuana Users Much Lower than Users of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Those who consume marijuana have a significantly lower Standardized Mortality Rate (SMR) than those who consume alcohol or other drugs such as opiates. The study was published by the journal Substance Use & Misuse. It “presents a 30-year follow-up study of a cohort of 1163 substance misusers who were in[…]