Category: Studies

Study: Medical Marijuana Associated With Improved Health-Related Quality of Life

Medical marijuana is associated with improvements in health-related quality of life including anxiety and sleep, according to a new study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoids Research, and published online ahead of print by the National Library of Medicine. According to the study, “there is a growing body of literature supporting the efficacy of …

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Study: Marijuana Users Have Improved Sexual Function, Better Orgasms

Young people (aged 18 to 30) who use marijuana have improved sexual function and experience better orgasms, according to a new study published in the journal Healthcare. The study, titled The Influence of Cannabis and Alcohol Use on Sexuality: An Observational Study in Young People (18–30 Years), was conducted by researchers at the University of …

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Canada: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated With Increased Psychosis or Schizophrenia

New research shows that marijuana legalization in Canada “was not associated with evidence of significant changes in cannabis-induced psychosis or schizophrenia emergency department presentations”. The study, published by the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, is titled Associations Between Canada’s Cannabis Legalization and Emergency Department Presentations for Transient Cannabis-Induced Psychosis and Schizophrenia Conditions: Ontario and Alberta, 2015-2019. …

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Study: Cannabinoids May Help Prevent and Treat Peanut Allergies

According to a new study epublished by the National Institute of Health, cannabinoids interfere with peanut sensitization and promotes tolerogenic responses, “which might well pave the way for the development of novel prophylactic and therapeutic strategies for peanut allergy.” “Cannabinoids are lipid-derived mediators with anti-inflammatory properties in different diseases”, states the study’s abstract. “WIN55212-2, a …

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated With an Increase in Traffic Fatalities

According to a new study published in the journal The Review of Regional Studies, neither the legalization of medical marijuana or recreational marijuana is associated with an increase in motor vehicle traffic fatalities. For the study researchers studied the relationship between marijuana legalization and traffic fatalities over the 35-year period between 1985 and 2019. Although …

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Marijuana Didn’t Harm Embryo Development, Improved Locomotor Performances in Zebrafish Larvae

In a newly released study it was found that exposing zebrafish larvae to whole plant marijuana “showed no negative effects on embryo development and survival and enhanced the larvae’s locomotor performances”, which “may open up possible Cannabis sativa applications in human pharmacology as well as in other animal sectors.” The study. published in the journal …

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Study: Low-THC Marijuana Useful in Managing Behavioral Problems Associated with Autism

According to a new study marijuana that’s high in CBD and low in THC “seems to be promising in managing behavioral problems associated with autism”,  and it “could be effective in managing the core symptoms and cognitive functions.” Autism spectrum disorder is “a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in communication, social interaction, restricted interest, and …

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Study: Marijuana-Derived Phytocannabinoids Useful in Combatting Parkinson’s Disease

Phytocannabinoids derived from marijuana may ameliorate the progression of Parkinson’s disease, and may reduce the risk of developing it to begin with. This is according to a new study published by the journal Brain Science, and titled The Neuroprotective Effects of Cannabis-Derived Phytocannabinoids and Resveratrol in Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Literature Review of Pre-Clinical Studies. …

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CBD is Effective in Treating Stress, Finds New Study

According to a new meta-study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, CBD is “effective in significantly reducing the stress response”, and is “non-inferior to pharmaceutical comparators”. As noted by the study’s researchers, our body’s stress response “is a well-defined physiological function activated frequently by life events.” However, “sometimes the stress response can be inappropriate, …

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Study: Marijuana May Curb Alcohol’s Detrimental Effect on Sleep

In a study that included dozens of college students it was found that marijuana use may counteract the negative impacts that alcohol use can have on a person’s sleep. The study, titled Cannabis and Alcohol Use and Their Associations with Sleep: A Daily Diary Investigation of Single-Use and Co-Use in College Students, was published in …

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