Study: Marijuana Legalization Helps Reduce Criminal Activity

posted in: | 0

Study: Marijuana Legalization Helps Reduce Criminal Activity | NORML

BOLOGNA, ITALY — The enactment of adult use marijuana regulatory laws is associated with reduced levels of property crimes and violent criminal activity, according to data published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. Investigators from Italy’s University of Bologna evaluated the association between the enactment of adult use regulations and county level crime rates in jurisdictions […]

Study: Marijuana Legalization Helps Reduce Criminal Activity | The Daily Chronic

The Daily Chronic

Study: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact On Cognition

posted in: | 0

Study: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact On Cognition | NORML

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Cannabis exposure in adolescents and young adults is not associated with any significant long-term detrimental effects on cognitive performance, according to a systematic literature review published last week in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Investigators affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine and with the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania reviewed data from 69 separate studies […]

Study: Cannabis Exposure Not Associated With Residual Adverse Impact On Cognition | The Daily Chronic

The Daily Chronic

Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads to Decreased Arrests, No Increase in Youth Use

posted in: | 0

Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads to Decreased Arrests, No Increase in Youth Use | NORML

ST. LOUIS, MO — State laws reducing minor marijuana possession offenses from criminal to civil violations (aka decriminalization) are associated with dramatic reductions in drug-related arrests, and are not linked to any uptick in youth cannabis use, according to data published by researchers affiliated with Washington University and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators examined the impact […]

Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads to Decreased Arrests, No Increase in Youth Use | The Daily Chronic

The Daily Chronic

Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased as a Consequence of Legalization

posted in: | 0

Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased as a Consequence of Legalization | NORML

EUGENE, OR — The enactment of adult use marijuana regulations in Colorado and Washington is not independently linked to an increase in traffic fatalities, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators at the University of Oregon compared traffic accident outcomes in Colorado and Washington following legalization to those in other states with […]

Study: Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased as a Consequence of Legalization | The Daily Chronic

The Daily Chronic

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries

posted in: | 0

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries | NORML

BOSTON, MA — A history of marijuana use is associated with decreased in-hospital mortality among patients undergoing certain orthopedic surgeries, according to data published in the journal Substance Abuse. Investigators from Tufts University in Boston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham assessed the relationship between marijuana use and in-hospital mortality in a cohort of 9.5 million patients who […]

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries | The Daily Chronic

The Daily Chronic

NH Advocates Call to Replace Head of Marijuana Study Commission

posted in: | 0

NH Advocates Call to Replace Head of Marijuana Study Commission | Marijuana Policy Project

CONCORD, NH — The Marijuana Policy Project is calling on New Hampshire House Speaker Gene Chandler to remove Rep. Patrick Abrami as the chair of the state’s marijuana legalization study commission. The group was created last year, despite advocates’ concerns regarding the makeup of the commission, to examine how regulating and taxing marijuana for adults would […]

NH Advocates Call to Replace Head of Marijuana Study Commission | The Daily Chronic

The Daily Chronic

Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased From Legalizing Marijuana, Study Finds

posted in: | 0

Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased From Legalizing Marijuana, Study Finds | Paul Armentano

The enactment of adult use marijuana regulation in Colorado and Washington is not independently linked to an increase in traffic fatalities, according to a study published this week by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Investigators at the University of Oregon compared traffic accident outcomes in Colorado and Washington following legalization to other states with similar pre-legalization […]

Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased From Legalizing Marijuana, Study Finds | The Daily Chronic

The Daily Chronic

Study: Cannabis Effective at Treating Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

posted in: | 0

Study: Cannabis Effective at Treating Symptoms of Fibromyalgia | NORML

Cannabis therapy mitigates symptoms of the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia and is associated with a reduction in the use of other prescription drugs, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. An estimated 3 to 6 million Americans are afflicted by fibromyalgia, which is often poorly controlled by standard pain medications. Israeli investigators […]

Study: Cannabis Effective at Treating Symptoms of Fibromyalgia | The Daily Chronic

The Daily Chronic

Study: Artisanal CBD Preparations Associated With Reduced Seizure ActivityiIn Epileptic Children

posted in: | 0

Study: Artisanal CBD Preparations Associated With Reduced Seizure ActivityiIn Epileptic Children | NORML

NASHVILLE, TN — Cannabidiol (CBD) administration is associated with a significant reduction in seizure frequency in patients with drug-resistant pediatric epilepsy, according to data published in the journal Epilepsy & Behavior. Vanderbilt University researchers retrospectively assessed the impact of the adjunctive use of grey-market CBD products in a cohort of 108 children with refractory epilepsy. Authors reported: “The […]

Study: Artisanal CBD Preparations Associated With Reduced Seizure ActivityiIn Epileptic Children | The Daily Chronic

The Daily Chronic

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Delayed Progression to Injection Drug Use

posted in: | 0

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Delayed Progression to Injection Drug Use | NORML

Cannabis use is associated with slower rates of injection initiation among at-risk youth, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Canadian researchers assessed drug use progression in a cohort of 481 street-involved youth over a ten-year period. Authors reported: “[W]e observed a high rate of injection initiation among at-risk street-involved youth. Our […]

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Delayed Progression to Injection Drug Use | The Daily Chronic

The Daily Chronic

1 2 3 4 5