Medical Marijuana Programs Associated With Reductions in Violent Crimes

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HAVERFORD, PA — Medical cannabis regulatory programs are associated with reductions in the prevalence of certain types of violent crimes, according to a thesis paper published online on the International Scholar website. The paper evaluates the relationship between state-sanctioned medical cannabis programs and violent crime rates over a two-decade period. It finds that cannabis medicalization laws are […]

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Study: Cannabis Use Inversely Associated With Fatty Liver Disease

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Study: Cannabis Use Inversely Associated With Fatty Liver Disease | Paul Armentano

Adults with a history of cannabis use are less likely to suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than are those who have not used the substance, according to data published online in the journal PLoS One. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the most prevalent form of liver disease, affecting an estimated 80 to 100 […]

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Marijuana Exposure Associated With Improved Immunity in HIV Patients

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Marijuana Exposure Associated With Improved Immunity in HIV Patients | NORML

PETERSBURG, VA — Patients with HIV who test positive for past cannabis exposure possess significantly higher CD4+ and CD8+ counts than do those patients who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. CD4+ and CD8+ cells are a subtype of white blood cells that assist in the immune process. A team […]

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Review: Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Mortality

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Review: Marijuana Use Associated With Reduced Mortality | NORML

SOUTH BEND, IN — Marijuana use is associated with reduced rates of obesity, diabetes, opioid abuse, and other conditions that may lead to premature mortality, according to a scholarly review paper published by the biology department chair at the University of Indiana, South Bend. According to the review, an estimated 23,500 to 47,500 premature deaths could be prevented annually if marijuana […]

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Topical Cannabis Preparations Associated With Reduced Opioid Use

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TORONTO, ON —  The administration of whole-plant topical cannabis extracts is associated with reduced pain and opioid use in patients suffering from leg and ankle ulcers due to Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG), according to a series of case reports published online ahead of print in the Journal of Pain Symptom Management. Researchers from the University of Toronto evaluated the […]

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Fewer Traffic Fatalities | Paul Armentano

The passage of medical marijuana legalization is associated with reduced traffic fatalities among younger drivers, according to data published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Public Health. Investigators from Columbia University in New York and the University of California at Davis analyzed traffic fatality data from the years 1985 to 2014. They […]

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Greater Workforce Participation Among Older Americans

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Greater Workforce Participation Among Older Americans | Paul Armentano

The enactment of statewide medicinal cannabis programs is associated with greater participation in the workforce by adults age 50 and older, according to the findings of a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-partisan think-tank. Researchers at the John Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore and Temple University in […]

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Study: Marijuana Use Not Associated With Adverse Outcomes In Transplant Patients

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Study: Marijuana Use Not Associated With Adverse Outcomes In Transplant Patients | Paul Armentano

BALTIMORE, MD — A history of marijuana use is not contraindicated in kidney transplantation, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Clinical Transplantation. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine evaluated the association between marijuana use and treatment outcomes in 1,225 kidney recipients from 2008 to 2013. Compared to non-users, […]

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