Canada’s first medical marijuana clinical trial has been registered with Health Canada, a milestone that could be the first step toward legitimacy in the eyes of the medical community. The trial will measure the effects of marijuana on patients with osteoarthritis of the knee versus other patients who receive a placebo. For years, the Canadian […]

According to a new study at Rhode Island Hospital which compared 20 years worth of data from states with and without medical marijuana laws, legalizing the drug did not lead to increased use among adolescents. Parents and physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents’ marijuana use following the legalization of medical marijuana can breathe a […]

Marijuana is in the headlines as more and more states legalize it for medicinal use or decriminalize it entirely. In the American Chemical Society’s newest Reactions video, the chemistry behind marijuana’s high is explained, and shows what scientists are doing to control the effect of legalized weed. Here is the video: The American Chemical Society (ACS)  is a […]

Four University of Texas at Dallas criminology researchers have just published an article that supports the argument that medical marijuana legalization does not pose a danger to public health in terms of violent crimes. Their method of research relied on analyzing the association between state medical marijuana legalization and state crime rates for Part I […]

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A University of Arizona researcher gets the green light from the Obama administration to research the effects of marijuana on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.  Federal approval of cannabis research centers that conduct clinical trials for medical purposes is not common. Scientists say more research like this is crucial for marijuana’s chances of federal approval […]

In an effort to further understand how cannabis exerts its effects, Vanderbilt University researchers identify cannabinoid receptors in the part of the brain that regulates anxiety and the flight-or-fight response. Led by first author Teniel Ramikie, a graduate student in Patel’s lab, the researchers also showed for the first time how nerve cells in this […]