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Pennsylvania Approves 8 Universities As Certified Medical Marijuana Academic Clinical Research Centers

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the Pennsylvania Department of Health has approved eight universities as Certified Academic Clinical Research Centers in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program, signaling the first step towards clinical research to commence in the commonwealth. “The research component of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program sets it apart from [read more]

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Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Reductions In Alcohol-Induced Inflammation

Cannabis consumption is associated with a reduction in the presence of alcohol-induced inflammatory molecules (cytokines), according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. The excessive production of inflammatory cytokines has been linked to the development of various diseases, including heart disease and cancer. [read more]

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Study: Cannabis Use Not Linked With Reduced Motivation In Adolescents

Neither the occasional nor the heavy use of marijuana by adolescents is associated with decreased motivation, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Substance Use & Misuse. A team of Florida International University researchers assessed the relationship between cannabis use and motivation in 79 adolescent subjects. Participants consisted [read more]