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Senators Want Feds To Make Sure Dispensary Marijuana Is Safe

A powerful Senate panel is urging federal agencies to make a number of surprising marijuana moves, including launching an effort to test products sold at dispensaries in states where cannabis has been legalized. Concerned about a lack of data on the potency and purity of cannabis available to consumers, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee is directing […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Enforcement, Federal, Health, marijuana testing, Nationwide

Marijuana: Effects of Teenage Use May Be Reversible

Scientists have identified a mechanism in the brain that seems to explain how long-term marijuana use in the teenage years might lead to schizophrenia and other similar psychiatric diseases in adulthood. They also showed how drugs might be able to reverse the schizophrenia-like symptoms. In a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from the University […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Hemp, Marijuana Use, Medical, Research

Study: Rise In Marijuana Use Not Caused By Legalization

Marijuana use is is sharply rising in the United States, but the trend is not the result of the growing number of state laws that allow legal use of recreational or medical marijuana. That’s the conclusion of a study in the journal Addiction that was published online this week. “Medical and recreational marijuana policies did not have […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Legalization, Marijuana Use, Recreational, Research

How Does Consuming Weed Affect Your Sleep?

If you speak to someone who has suffered from insomnia at all as an adult, chances are good that person has either tried using marijuana, or cannabis, for sleep or has thought about it. This is reflected in the many variations of cannabinoid or cannabis-based medicines available to improve sleep '“ like Nabilone, Dronabinol and Marinol. […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Health, Medical Benefits

Here’s One Marijuana Trend You Should Actually Be Worried About

The latest federal survey data shows that while teen marijuana use continues to decline in the era of legal pot, adult use is rising. The percent of people over the age of 18 who smoke it in a given year has risen from 10.4 percent in 2002 to 14.1 percent in 2016. In other words, 46 million […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Legalization, marijuana sales, Research

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