• November 26, 2020

Tags : cannabis research

CU Offering Modern Cannabis Science biology course

As the industry grows and matures, many job opportunities and positions in cannabis require education, and colleges and universities are responding by doing research on the plant and offering courses and programs aimed at the many aspects of cannabis legalization. At the turn of the new century, all study of cannabis was discouraged by the […]Read More

Study: Marijuana Workplace Impairment Metrics Likely Flawed

New research has found bias and bad methodology behind many studies that allegedly prove cannabis workplace impairment can be dangerous. Workplace drug testing has come under fire in the last few years as more states legalize cannabis. Blood tests, which claim to help employers find the best people, have instead become a way to eliminate […]Read More

States With Medical Marijuana Laws Saw 20% Drop In Some Opioid Prescriptions

States with active medical marijuana laws saw certain opioid prescription rates drop nearly 20 percent compared to prohibition states, a first-of-its-kind study out of Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center has found. Authors said the findings underscore the importance of providing patients with pain management alternatives, such as cannabis, in efforts to reduce opioid use. Drug […]Read More

Trump Admin Could Let Researchers Study Marijuana Dispensary Products, Scientist Argues After DOJ Memo Released

A scientist in a case that forced the release of a previously “secret” Justice Department document about federally authorized marijuana research this week is now calling on Congress to urge administrative action to more rapidly expand studies into the therapeutic potential of cannabis. Sue Sisley of the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI) and attorneys representing her […]Read More

Will CBD cure COVID-19? The evidence is light

CBD products are now available in grocery stores and health emporiums even in U.S. states without medical cannabis laws. So, as the novel coronavirus upends the country, it’s no real surprise that there are hucksters peddling cannabidiol as a “cure” for COVID-19. “CBD is Way Better Than Shooting Up Lysol,” a meme on former NFL […]Read More

Marijuana Seems To Reduce Opioid Use Among Chronic Pain Patients, Meta-Study Finds

Legalization advocates have long argued that marijuana represents a potentially effective treatment option for chronic pain and could serve as an alternative to opioid-based painkillers—and according to a new scientific meta-analysis, they may be onto something. Analyzing nine published studies on the subject, a team of graduate students at the University of Arizona’s College of […]Read More

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