Review: Cannabis Provides Benefits for Migraine Sufferers

Cannabis preparations likely provide for the prophylactic and abortive treatment of migraines, according to a review of the relevant literature published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology.  A team of investigators with the University of Arizona reviewed the findings of 12 previously published studies involving 1,980 participants. Authors reported evidence of plant cannabinoids’ ability to reduce migraine frequency … Continue reading Review: Cannabis Provides Benefits for Migraine Sufferers

Colorado: Youth Marijuana Use Declines Sharply Among Teens

The percentage of young people who acknowledge consuming cannabis and having ready access to it declined sharply between 2020 and 2021, according to statewide data provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDHPE). Researchers reported a 35 percent year-over-year decline in the percentage of teens who admitted having consumed cannabis products within the past … Continue reading Colorado: Youth Marijuana Use Declines Sharply Among Teens

Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated with Reduced Prescriptions, Improved Symptoms in Cancer Patients

The use of cannabis products over a six-month period is associated with statistical improvements in cancer-related symptoms as well as significant reductions in subjects’ use of prescription painkillers, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Frontiers in Pain Research. Israeli researchers assessed the long-term use of cannabis in a cohort of several hundred oncology patients. Consistent with studies … Continue reading Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated with Reduced Prescriptions, Improved Symptoms in Cancer Patients

Clinical Trial: CBD-Rich Cannabis Extracts Safe and Effective in Pediatric Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The administration of CBD-rich cannabis extracts is safe and effective in mitigating symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial data published in the journal Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.  Brazilian researchers evaluated the use of CBD extracts versus placebo in 60 children (ages 5 to 11) with ASD over a 12-week … Continue reading Clinical Trial: CBD-Rich Cannabis Extracts Safe and Effective in Pediatric Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Survey: One in Five Patients with Arthritis Acknowledge Using Medical Cannabis

Arthritis patients frequently reported consuming cannabis for symptomatic relief, according to survey data published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology.  A team of Canadian investigators surveyed 799 patients at eight rheumatology clinics in Ontario. (Cannabis is legal in Canada for both medical purposes and for adults.) Just over 20 percent of those surveyed acknowledged either having consumed … Continue reading Survey: One in Five Patients with Arthritis Acknowledge Using Medical Cannabis

Rhode Island Becomes 19th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

Democratic Governor Dan McKee has signed legislation into law legalizing the personal use and licensed retail sale of marijuana to those age 21 or older. Provisions in the law permitting adults to possess and home cultivate marijuana took effect upon signing.   “Rhode Island now joins the growing list of states that have prioritized common sense and justice … Continue reading Rhode Island Becomes 19th State to Legalize Marijuana for Adults

Rhode Island Becomes 19th State to Legalize Cannabis for Adults

With Gov. Dan McKee’s signature on the Rhode Island Cannabis Act, adults can now legally possess and cultivate limited amounts of cannabis in the Ocean State; sales are expected to begin by December of this year  PROVIDENCE, RI — After successful votes in the state legislature yesterday, Gov. Dan McKee held a signing ceremony on … Continue reading Rhode Island Becomes 19th State to Legalize Cannabis for Adults

Survey: Only two in ten Americans support federal criminalization of marijuana

Only two in ten Americans support the federal criminalization of marijuana, according to nationwide polling data compiled by YouGov.com. Pollsters asked respondents whether cannabis use ought to be either “legalized nationally, left up to the states, or banned nationally.”  Forty-five percent of those surveyed said that it should be legalized nationwide. Twenty-one percent of respondents said the … Continue reading Survey: Only two in ten Americans support federal criminalization of marijuana

Study: Young Adults’ Consumption of Alcohol, Cigarettes, Other Substances Fell Following Marijuana Legalization

Retail cannabis sales are associated with decreases in the use of alcohol, cigarettes, and pain medications by young adults, according to data published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Researchers with the University of Washington assessed trends in alcohol, nicotine, and non-prescribed pain reliever use among a cohort of over 12,500 young adults (ages 18 to 25) in … Continue reading Study: Young Adults’ Consumption of Alcohol, Cigarettes, Other Substances Fell Following Marijuana Legalization

Study: Pain Patients Dramatically Reduce Opioid Intake Following Use of Various Cannabis Preparations

Chronic pain patients provided with cannabis-based interventions significantly reduce their daily intake of prescription opioids, according to longitudinal data published in the German medical journal Schmerz. A team of German investigators assessed opioid use trends in a cohort of 178 chronic pain patients who were provided with either whole-plant cannabis extracts, nabiximols (a cannabis plant-derived oromucosal spray), or … Continue reading Study: Pain Patients Dramatically Reduce Opioid Intake Following Use of Various Cannabis Preparations