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Medical Marijuana Studies

New Data Portrays Legalization Presenting No Increase In Teen Pot Use

06-13-2014

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While many opponents of marijuana legalization believe that any form of recreational pot is detrimentally harmful to children, that notion has finally been put to rest thanks to new data. According to reports, the “message” sent to teens after Washington and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, did not lead to an increase current teen marijuana use in the United States.... Read more

New Poll Portrays Clear Image of Americans Believing Sugar Is More Harmful Than Marijuana

03-13-2014

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The world is full of guilty pleasures. Some are worse than others, but at the end of the day the main idea remains the same: which personal indulgence is worse for your health? Well, according to a recent survey that was conducted via NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, Americans believe that marijuana is the last thing that people should worry about. However, what remains most astonishing is... Read more

Breaking News: Cannabis Research Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Can Slow Spreading of HIV

02-17-2014

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Although the United States government does not condone (human-based) scientific research on marijuana due to its drug classification as a Schedule I substance – the most tightly restricted category of classifications, reserved only for drugs that have no accepted medicinal value – there has been an accumulation of substantial evidence portraying just how beneficial medical marijuana... Read more

CNN Medical Correspondent Apologizes for Doubting Medical Marijuana

08-09-2013

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In 2009, CNN’s medical correspondent and highly respected medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wrote an article published by Time Magazine called, “Why I Would Vote No On Pot.” Now four years and some significant strides in medical research later, he takes a complete 180 on his stance of marijuana as an alternative medicine. Gupta came out publically with a formal apology in his... Read more

New Study Suggest Cannabis May Prevent Diabetes

05-31-2013

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A recent study on marijuana and diabetes has concluded that consuming marijuana in deed provides medical benefit in a significant manner. "Previous epidemiologic studies have found lower prevalence rates of obesity and diabetes mellitus in marijuana users compared to people who have never used marijuana, suggesting a relationship between cannabinoids and peripheral metabolic processes, but ours... Read more

Prescription Pill Overdose Deaths up for 11th Consecutive Year

03-12-2013

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Drug overdose deaths increased for the 11th straight year, federal data shows. Despite growing attention to the risks of prescription pill medicines, most accidents involved the ingestion and overdoes of these pain relievers. A report by the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that pharmaceuticals, especially opioid analgesics, have driven this increase. In 2010, the CDC... Read more

Study Shows Cannabis Use May Cause Pregnancy Problems

09-19-2012

In the most recent September 14th edition of The Journal of Biological Chemistry, a new study was published that offers both new insight and new evidence on abnormal biological signaling by endocannabinoid lipid molecules that are produced by the body and how they disrupt the movement of early embryonic cells that are vital and important to a healthy and successful pregnancy .Endocannabinoids are... Read more

Study: Marijuana May Prevent PTSD

11-07-2011

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Study: Cannabinoids Prevent the Development of Behavioral and Endocrine Alterations in a Rat Model of Intense Stress Published: Neuropsychopharmacology, September 14, 2011 Authors: Eti Ganon-Elazar and Irit Akirav, University of Haifa in Israel Read the Study>> Summary A 2011 study conducted at the University of Haifa in Israel, and published in the journal... Read more

UK Study: Marijuana Is Safer than Alcohol

11-02-2011

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We’ve known for ages that marijuana is safer than alcohol, but a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, the journal of the British Association of Psychopharmacology, proves it. The study, called Popular intoxicants: what lessons can be learned from the last 40 years of alcohol and cannabis regulation?, assessed the physical, psychological and social harms of the two... Read more

Columbia University Study: Marijuana Benefits HIV-Positive Patients

10-26-2011

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Study: Dronabinol and Marijuana in HIV-Positive Marijuana Smokers: Caloric Intake, Mood, and Sleep Published: JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: 15 August 2007 - Volume 45 - Issue 5 - pp 545-554 Authors: Haney, Margaret PhD*; Gunderson, Erik W MD*; Rabkin, Judith PhD*; Hart, Carl L PhD*†; Vosburg, Suzanne K PhD*; Comer, Sandra D PhD*; Foltin, Richard W PhD* (From the... Read more