Items tagged with scientific research

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Long-term marijuana use is not associated with a raft of physical health problems, says study [05.06.2016] Long-term marijuana use is not associated with a raft of physical health problems, according to a new study. Researchers tracked the marijuana habits ...
Cannabis: scientists call for action amid mental health concerns [15.04.2016] Global public health campaigns are needed to make clear the risks of heavy cannabis use, particularly for young people who are more susceptible to me ...
Study: Pot-related visits to Colorado ERs higher for out-of-state visitors [24.02.2016] Marijuana-related emergency room visits in Colorado have increased at a higher rate for out-of-state guests than for residents since cannabis was leg ...
Scientists have found that smoking weed does not make you stupid after all [17.01.2016] A 2012 Duke University study found that persistent, heavy marijuana use through adolescence and young adulthood was associated with declines in IQ. O ...
Does cannabis really lower your IQ? [14.01.2016] Whether or not using cannabis can lead to cognitive impairment is a hot topic of research and public interest. Given the extensive media attention to ...
The real ‘gateway drug’ is 100% legal [06.01.2016] You may have heard that marijuana is a gateway drug. New research in the Journal of School Health could shed some light on this question. They found ...
Safe-injection sites are cost-effective to health system: study [29.11.2015] A new Canadian study about safe-injection sites for intravenous drug users concludes that they are cost-effective to the health-care system — an argu ...
Cannabis research 'being stifled' by US government, says think tank [19.10.2015] In a new report, Ending the U.S. government’s war on medical marijuana research, researchers at the Brookings Institution call on the federal governm ...
Once and for all, marijuana is not a gateway drug [13.10.2015] As the 2016 election approaches, marijuana legalization is in the air once again, with ballot initiatives likely to succeed in at least five states, ...
Perspective: Be clear about the real risks [23.09.2015] The 1936 film Reefer Madness depicted cannabis as a drug that provoked uncontrollable insanity, leading to manslaughter, suicide and attempted rape. ...
Here’s why we hear so many false claims about cannabis [08.09.2015] Research on substance use has taught me a major overarching lesson: we are much more likely to demonize drugs for their negative effects than conside ...
Surprising news about teens, marijuana, and health issues. It’s all good [05.08.2015] With the widespread availability of marijuana in recent years thanks to its legalization in a growing number of states, there has been increasing con ...
State of the Evidence: Cannabis Use and Regulation [31.07.2015] As more and more jurisdictions reconsider their cannabis policies, the public discourse is filled with conflicting evidence about the impacts of cann ...
Smoking may be causal factor in developing schizophrenia: researchers [12.07.2015] In research that turns on its head previous thinking about links between schizophrenia and smoking, scientists say cigarettes may be a causal factor ...
Marijuana study counters 'gateway' theory [09.07.2015] Marijuana may not be the "gateway drug" some believe it to be, a new study contends. Instead, teens smoke pot for very specific reasons, and it is th ...
US marijuana legalisation has not led to rise in use by adolescents, study finds [16.06.2015] Legalising the medical use of cannabis has not led to a surge in the numbers of adolescents using it in the USA, according to new research that surpr ...
'Just Say No' to the gateway theory of pot [22.04.2015] Many young adults remember their childhood participation in Drug Abuse Resistance Education, better known by the acronym D.A.R.E. One of the program' ...
Why are politicians still referring to marijuana as a gateway drug? [20.04.2015] With states legalizing marijuana by popular vote, some politicians, including Boston mayor Marty Walsh and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, are st ...
Cannabis for schizophrenia - A new medication? [01.04.2015] Cannabidiol, which is an active substance in cannabis, helps relieve the symptoms of schizophrenia by helping to normalize brain metabolism. Schizoph ...
Is marijuana a gateway drug? [25.03.2015] In the past few years, the number of monthly marijuana users in America has steadily risen, from 14.4m in 2007 to 18.9m in 2012. If marijuana were a ...
Marijuana may be even safer than previously thought, researchers say [23.02.2015] Compared to other recreational drugs -- including alcohol -- marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematical ...
So smoking skunk cause psychosis, but milder cannabis doesn't? [16.02.2015] The Mail on Sunday has shouted that "cannabis TRIPLES psychosis risk" and that skunk is to blame for "1 in 4 of all new serious mental disorders". Is ...
The weed war undermines science [10.02.2015] Columbia professor Carl Hart: "The National Institute on Drug Abuse funds 90 percent of the world's research on drug abuse with our tax dollars. The ...
Give back safe smoking room to Vancouver crack users, study says [09.02.2015] For three years, the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users’ (VANDU) operated an unsanctioned, peer-run “safer smoking room” for crack users in a small ...
Daily marijuana use doesn't really change brains of adults or teens, study finds [02.02.2015] Late last year, the press and marijuana-legalization opponents gave a lot of attention to a study suggesting that daily marijuana use shrinks users' ...
Illegal drugs laws: Clearing a 50-year-old obstacle to research [26.01.2015] The United Nations drug control conventions of 1960 and 1971 and later additions have inadvertently resulted in perhaps the greatest restrictions of ...
Most marijuana grown in the Netherlands is exported, new research shows [16.12.2014] Between 78% and 91% of marijuana grown in the Netherlands is exported, according to new justice ministry research. This makes it pointless to regulat ...
The new strain of cannabis that could help treat psychosis [15.11.2014] Dr David Potter and GW Pharmaceuticals – a company that is exploring how cannabis could help treat a range of illnesses ranging from epilepsy to canc ...
Punitive drug law enforcement failing, says Home Office study [30.10.2014] There is no evidence that tough enforcement of the drug laws on personal possession leads to lower levels of drug use, according to the UK government ...
Legal marijuana could be $130 million a year business in D.C., study finds [29.10.2014] If D.C. residents vote to legalize marijuana possession next week, it wouldn’t just mean a sea change in drug policy in the nation’s capital. It coul ...
Teenagers who use cannabis every day 60% less likely to finish school [10.09.2014] Teenagers who use cannabis daily before the age of 17 are more than 60% less likely to complete high school or university, research published in Lanc ...
A puff of logic [27.06.2014] That cannabis and schizophrenia are linked is widely accepted. Several studies suggest the drug can set off short-term psychotic episodes in those al ...
How neuroscience reinforces racist drug policy [12.06.2014] A recent neuroscience study from Harvard Medical School claims to have discovered brain differences between people who smoke marijuana and people who ...
No, weed won’t rot your brain [17.04.2014] Headlines are screaming Marijuana Makes Young Brains Go to Pot. But a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, does not in any way prove ...
Study: Marijuana legalization doesn’t increase crime [14.04.2014] After Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational use this year, violent and property crime rates in the city are actually falling. According to da ...
Legalizing medical marijuana may actually reduce crime, study says [26.03.2014] Legalizing medical marijuana causes no increase in crime, according to a new study. In fact, legalized medical pot may reduce some violent crime, inc ...
Harvard: Marijuana doesn’t cause schizophrenia [09.12.2013] New research from Harvard Medical School, in a comparison between families with a history of schizophrenia and those without, finds little support fo ...
Cigarette smoking 'could make you psychotic' [12.11.2013] Experts at the Institute of Psychiatry in London are publishing research suggesting that smoking cigarettes may be a contributory cause of schizophre ...
Drugs legislation is hampering clinical research, warns David Nutt [03.11.2013] The UK's drug laws are preventing scientists from carrying out vital research to unlock our understanding of the brain and find new treatments for co ...
"Think cannabis is harmless?" No. Does anyone? [23.10.2013] Cannabis is associated with psychosis (a symptom) and schizophrenia (an illness where this symptom is persistent) in complex, contradictory and myste ...
The global epidemiology and contribution of cannabis use and dependence to the global burden of disease [23.10.2013] Cannabis dependence is a disorder primarily experienced by young adults, especially in higher income countries. It has not been shown to increase mor ...
War on illegal drugs failing, medical researchers warn [01.10.2013] The global “war on drugs” has been such a failure that illegal substances are now cheaper and purer than at any period over the past two decades, war ...
OAS study eyes marijuana decriminalization [17.05.2013] An Organization of American States study in response to calls by some Latin American leaders for rethinking the war on drugs advocates serious discus ...
Marijuana legalization in Colorado may not pay for itself, study finds [25.04.2013] Legal marijuana in Colorado may not bring in enough money to cover the societal costs of legalization, a study from a Colorado State University think ...
Pot smokers might not turn into dopes after all [13.01.2013] Cannabis rots your brain — or does it? Last year, a paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggested that people w ...
Study: marijuana a susbstitute for prescription drugs and alcohol [10.12.2012] Research being conducted by a former Victoria city councillor is poking holes in marijuana’s reputation as a gateway drug. According to an academic p ...
Study shows legalizing pot could earn billions for B.C. [20.11.2012] Legalizing marijuana in B.C. could generate $2.5 billion in government tax and licensing revenues over the next five years, according to a study publ ...
Mexico study: US legalization cuts cartel profits [30.10.2012] A study released by a respected Mexican think tank asserts that proposals to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washi ...
Decriminalise drug use, say experts after six-year study [15.10.2012] A six-year study of Britain's drug laws by leading scientists, police officers, academics and experts has concluded it is time to introduce decrimina ...
Study: Pot arrests cost state $300 million in past 25 years [10.10.2012] A new crime-data analysis has found that 241,000 people in Washington were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession over the last quarter-centur ...

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