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Marijuana Studies

Cannabis Use During Chemotherapy Associated With Symptomatic Improvements

Advanced cancer patients who use cannabis during chemotherapy treatment show greater improvement in disease-related symptoms as compared to controls, according to clinical trial data published in the journal Anti-Cancer Drugs. Israeli researchers assessed outcomes associated with patients’ use of cannabis over a three-month period versus matched controls. Those who used cannabis adjunctively […]

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Medical Marijuana

Medical Schools Including Cannabis Content In Their Curriculum

A growing percentage of colleges of pharmacy are instituting medical cannabis training as part of their curriculum, according to survey data published in the journal Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh contacted 140 US schools of pharmacy regarding whether they include medical cannabis-related topics in their curriculum. […]

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Marijuana Legalization

New Book Resurrects Long-Disproven Myths About Marijuana, Ignores Harms Of Punitive Policies

Alex Berenson’s forthcoming book  “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence,” is generating extensive national media attention despite being riddled with inaccuracies, cherry-picked evidence, and straw men. Experts from the Drug Policy Alliance are available to separate fact from fiction and to address the vast societal harms of […]

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Marijuana Studies

CBD Administration Reduces Methamphetamine Cravings Per Study

The administration of cannabidiol (CBD) is associated with reduced cravings for methamphetamine in rats, according to preclinical data published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. Australian researchers assessed the impact of CBD on methamphetamine-seeking behavior in a rat model. They reported that CBD dosing reduced the animals’ motivation to self-administer methamphetamine and reduced the […]

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Marijuana Studies

Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Body Mass Index

Lifetime cannabis exposure is associated with lower body mass index (BMI), according to longitudinal data published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Researchers from Arizona State University and the University of Pittsburgh assessed the association between long-term cannabis exposure and cardiometabolic risk factors in a cohort of 253 men. They reported that greater marijuana […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Washington State: Marijuana Use Falling Among Teens

The use of cannabis by young people in Washington has declined following the enactment of adult use regulations, according to data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers from the RAND Corporation assessed cannabis prevalence among teens for the years 2014 to 2016. They reported decreased cannabis use among 8th and 10th […]