That’s not necessarily a good thing, however.
THC has beneficial health outcomes but also carries risks. Let’s see what the science says about it.
Opiates kill pain — but they also kill people.
It’s all about moderation, guys. Keep it down to a small buzz, researchers suggest.
Although anecdotal evidence abounds, this is the first time science confirms cannabis compounds can treat epilepsy.
This new research center is set to deliver quite a buzz.
From lemony to skunky to earthy.
A new Cornell study found that people who support legalizing marijuana are not potheads at all — they have practical, economic reasons.
A new study revealed that 14% of people with epilepsy have turned to cannabis to alleviate their condition — almost all of them report significant improvements.
Roll up! Your sleeves so we can do some research, of course.
It’s not a waterproof study, but it’s a good starting point for further research.
The plants were so well preserved, they still contained THC-rich trichomes — even after all this time!
The U.S. government threw a bone, at least.
Just don’t do it.
A new report questions the legitimacy of today’s “War on Drugs,” seeing as the five-decade long process has failed to reduce either the supply or demand for narcotics. The authors urge for ‘scientifically grounded’ policies to be implemented, including regulated markets for cannabis.
Who hasn’t wondered at one point how long different drugs stay in the body?
Researchers looked at the long-term exposure of marijuana on cognitive skills. Current users showed poorer cognitive ability across all the mediums the researchers tested. What was interesting is that among those who reported not using marijuana anymore, but used to, there was a pattern that suggested poorer verbal memory, which the ability to remember words. For every five year of cumulative marijuana use (365 days of smoking pot x 5), one in two people on average remembered one word fewer out of a list of fifteen.
Is Legal Pot a Good Thing?
Marijuana use has doubled among American adults from 2001 to 2013. About 10% of the population or 22 million are believed to be recreational users, a steep rise driven by both cultural shifts and more permissive laws. About 1 in 3 users abuse the drug (continued use despite knowing it may be damaging health or causing depression or anxiety), though it’s worth mentioning that this ratio was the same before the exponential rise in marijuana users.
A new study conducted on medical consumption of cannabis came up with some good news, and some bad news: for starters, while there were some adverse effects on consumers, no serious effects were reported. However, the reduction in pain also seems to be very small.