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Marijuana Studies

Synthetic Cannabis Use Associated With Greater Risk Of Mental Health Issues Per Study

Adults who frequently consume illicitly-produced synthetic cannabinoid agonists (e.g., JWH-018) are significantly more likely to report experiencing mental health issues than are similarly matched controls who only use cannabis, according to data published in the journal Psychopharmacology. A team of European researchers surveyed consumers of both natural cannabis and illicitly produced synthetic cannabinoid analogues. [read more]

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CBD

Patients With Fragile X Syndrome Show Functional Benefits Following CBD Dosing Per Case Reports

Patients diagnosed with Fragile X syndrome (FXS), a rare genetic disorder that is associated with learning disabilities and delayed development, show functional improvements following the daily use of cannabidiol, according to a case series published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research. A team of investigators from the University of Colorado School of [read more]

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Marijuana Studies

Study: Marijuana Use Not Independently Associated With Psychosis In Young People

Adolescents’ cannabis use history is not an independent predictor of an elevated risk of psychosis, according to data published in the journal Adicciones. Investigators affiliated with the University of La Rioja in Spain explored the relationship between psychotic-like experiences and cannabis use in a representative sample of over 1,500 Spanish adolescents. They [read more]

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Medical Marijuana

Georgia Governor Signs Law Licensing Low-THC Oil Production

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has signed legislation into law to facilitate the licensed production and distribution of oils and other products containing limited amounts of plant-derived THC. House Bill 324 (aka Georgia’s Hope Act) establishes a regulatory commission to oversee the eventual “production, manufacturing, and dispensing” of products possessing specified quantities of plant-derived [read more]