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September 24, 2020

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Study of Siblings Finds Moderate Cannabis Use Impacts Cognitive Functioning

A new study compares adolescent siblings to determine the impact of early and frequent use of marijuana on cognitive function. This study contrasts with previous studies by finding that moderate ...

Marijuana Use While Pregnant Boosts Risk of Children's Sleep Problems

As many as 7% of moms-to-be use marijuana while pregnant, and that number is rising fast as more use it to quell morning sickness. But new research suggests such use could have a lasting impact on ...

Marijuana Concentrates Spike THC Levels but Don't Boost Impairment

A study of 121 regular users of legal market cannabis found that higher potency does not necessarily mean greater intoxication. It also found that while balance and memory are impaired immediately ...

Teens Are Using a Highly Potent Form of Marijuana

Nearly one in four Arizona teens have used a highly potent form of marijuana known as marijuana concentrate, according to a new study. Among nearly 50,000 eighth, 10th, and 12th graders from the 2018 ...
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Rates of E-Cigarette and Marijuana Use Not Associated With Vaping-Related Lung Injuries, Study Finds

Higher rates of e-cigarette and marijuana use in U.S. states did not result in more e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injuries (known as EVALI), a new study from the Yale School of Public Health ...

Legal Marijuana May Be Slowing Reductions in Teen Marijuana Use

A longitudinal study of more than 230 teens and young adults in Washington state finds that teens may be more likely to use marijuana following legalization - with the proliferation of stores and ...

Users of High-Potency Cannabis Four Times More Likely to Report Associated Problems

Users of high-potency cannabis are four times more likely to report associated problems, and twice as likely to report anxiety disorder, than users of lower-potency strains, according to new ...

Marijuana May Impair Female Fertility

Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result in a viable pregnancy, according ...

Saliva Test for Cannabis Could Someday Help Identify Impaired Drivers

Those who consume alcohol and drive are often subjected to roadside stops, breathalyzer tests and stiff penalties if their blood alcohol content exceeds certain limits. Currently, no such test exists ...

New Research Sheds Light on Potentially Negative Effects of Cannabis

Coughing fits, anxiety and paranoia are three of the most common adverse reactions to cannabis, according to a recent ...

Legal Marijuana Products Too Strong for Pain Relief

More than 90% of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown that doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, according to a ...

Artisanal CBD Not as Effective as Pharmaceutical CBD for Reducing Seizures

Children and teens with epilepsy who were treated with pharmaceutical cannabidiol (CBD) had much better seizure control than those who were treated with artisanal CBD, according to a preliminary ...

Preclinical Study Links Human Gene Variant to THC Reward in Adolescent Females

A common variation in a human gene that affects the brain's reward processing circuit increases vulnerability to the rewarding effects of the main psychoactive ingredient of cannabis in ...

Few Consumers Understand THC Levels in Cannabis Edibles

Few cannabis consumers understand what the THC numbers on packages of cannabis edibles really mean, according to a new study. The study, which surveyed nearly 1,000 Canadians aged 16 to 30, found ...

Study Paints Picture of Marijuana Use in Pregnant Women

As marijuana is increasingly being legalized in US states, daily marijuana use among pregnant women is rising, despite evidence that this could harm their babies. Researchers have published findings ...

Medicinal Cannabis May Not Ease Sleep Problems in the Long Run

Medicinal cannabis might not ease sleep problems in people with chronic pain over the long term, because frequent users might build up tolerance to its sleep-inducing effects, suggests preliminary ...

Real Risks Associated With Cannabis Exposure During Pregnancy

A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal ...

Focus on Opioids and Cannabis in Chronic Pain Media Coverage

New Zealand media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have ...

Impaired Driving -- Even Once the High Wears Off

Researchers have discovered that recreational marijuana use affects driving ability even when users are not intoxicated. Cannabis users had more accidents, drove at higher speeds, and drove through ...

College Students Use More Marijuana in States Where It's Legal, but They Binge Drink Less

Marijuana use among college students has been trending upward for years, but in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, use has jumped even higher. A study shows that in states where ...

Study Sheds Light on Link Between Cannabis, Anxiety and Stress

A molecule produced by the brain that activates the same receptors as marijuana is protective against stress by reducing anxiety-causing connections between two brain regions, researchers ...

Marijuana Detected in Homicide Victims Nearly Doubles

Researchers assessed the time trends in alcohol and marijuana detected in homicide victims and found that the prevalence of marijuana almost doubled, increasing from 22 percent in 2004 to 42 percent ...

Scientists Discover Medicinal Cannabis Substitute for Treating Parkinson's Disease

A drug that provides the benefits obtained from medicinal cannabis without the 'high' or other side effects may help to unlock a new treatment for Parkinson's ...

Study Reveals Increased Cannabis Use in Individuals With Depression

New findings reveal the prevalence of cannabis, or marijuana, use in the United States increased from 2005 to 2017 among persons with and without depression and was approximately twice as common ...

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