Study Finds Military Veterans Often Substitute Medical Marijuana for Alcohol and Prescription Drugs

 According to a new study published in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse and epublished by the U.S. National Institute of Health, military veterans who use medical marijuana frequently substitute cannabis for alcohol and other controlled substances. For the study, titled A cross-sectional examination of choice and behavior of[…]

FDA Responds to Public Testimony Regarding Marketing of CBD Products

An FDA (Food and Drug Administration) representative has responded to day-long public testimony regarding the establishment of regulations governing the retail sale of CBD-infused products. On Friday, the agency held its first-ever public hearing dedicated to issues surrounding the “manufacturing, product quality, marketing, labeling, and sale” of hemp-derived CBD-infused retail products. NORML provided written[…]

Study Finds Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality Rates Among Heart Attack Patients

Heart attack patients with a past history of marijuana use possess greater in-hospital survival rates, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS One, and first reported on by NORML. For the study researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology compared the hospital records of[…]

Study Finds Marijuana Augments Analgesic Efficacy Of Opiates

According to a new study published by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, the co-administration of marijuana and sub-therapeutic doses of oxycodone produces enhanced analgesic effects in human subjects. “Cannabinoids combined with opioids produce synergistic antinociceptive effects, decreasing the lowest effective antinociceptive opioid dose (i.e., opioid-sparing effects) in laboratory animals”, begins the study’s[…]