Category Archives: Research

Can You Fail a Drug Test from Secondhand Smoke?

Typically, drug tests tend to jeopardize the careers of, well, people who do drugs. In most instances, it’s people who smoke weed, as the THC component of cannabis remains in the user’s system for several months. However, a recent study shows that even certain non-smokers aren’t completely safe from the wrath of a drug test. […]

Yale Joins Connecticut Cannabis Company For First State-Approved Study

Describing it as “groundbreaking” research, Yale University School of Medicine announced Friday that it is collaborating with a major cannabis grower to study the effects of medical marijuana on mental health. Researchers at the school are teaming up with CT Pharmaceutical Solutions Inc., a Connecticut-based producer of medical marijuana products, for a clinical study examining […]

Washington State University Joins Biopharmaceutical Firm For Cannabis Study

Medical marijuana research is at an interesting juncture. On the one hand, there has already been a sizable amount of research done on the topic. Yet in many ways, much more research is needed before any clear and consistent conclusions can be drawn. Unfortunately, marijuana related research has always faced a number of legal barriers. […]

University Researchers To Study Effects of Medical Cannabis On Chronic Pain

Researchers at the University of Georgia will study the effects of legalized medical cannabis on those suffering from chronic pain thanks to a multi-million dollar grant. The project, announced this week, will seek clarity on whether medical marijuana laws alter the health behaviors of people living with chronic pain and whether they substitute or reduce […]

Federal Government Funds Nine Research Grants To Study CBD

The U.S. government will spend $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high. Nine research grants announced Thursday are for work on CBD, the trendy ingredient showing up in cosmetics and foods, and hundreds […]

Florida Lawmakers File Bill To Expand Medical Marijuana Research

Two members of Florida’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Thursday that would expand research into the medicinal use of marijuana. The measure, titled the Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act, was filed by Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala and her Republican colleague Rep. Matt Gaetz has signed on as a […]

New Study Examines Why THC Produces Negative Effects in Some Users

It’s a scene all-too familiar to stoners. A joint is passed around at a party, shuffling from hand to hand amid a plume of smoke, until it arrives in the possession of a friend who—come to think of it, you’ve actually never gotten high with. And then your learn why: weed, he says, makes me […]

Teens Who Work Are More Likely to Try Marijuana, Study Says

A new study has found that teens who work are more likely to use marijuana than their non-working peers. The results of the research conducted in the state of Washington were published recently in the Journal of Adolescent Health. To conduct the study, researchers analyzed data from the Healthy Youth Study collected in 2010 and […]

Scientists Finds That CBD May Have The Potential To Be An Antibiotic

Exciting findings have been released regarding the medical effectiveness of CBD this year, including some on its potential in reducing opioid cravings and treating epilepsy. Add this to the pile: an Australian study has found that CBD may have use as an antibiotic, as demonstrated by its effects on mice with skin infections. The University […]