Science, Studies, and Research
Summaries of Research Findings
The Medical Efficacy of Marijuana
- Center for Medical Cannabis Research Report to the Legislature and Governor of the State of California
- Smoked Medicinal Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain in HIV: A Randomized, Crossover Clinical Trial
- Vaporization as a Smokeless Cannabis Delivery System: A Pilot Study
- Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Sativa on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting Among Cancer Patients
- A Pilot Clinical Study of 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in Patients With Recurrent Glioblastoma Multiforme
- The Therapeutic Potential of Cannabis
- Supporting Research Into the Therapeutic Role of Marijuana
- Medicinal Cannabis: Rational Guidelines for Dosing
- Short-Term Effects of Cannabinoids In Patients with HIV-1 Infection: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
- Marijuana Use and its Association with Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy Among HIV-Infected Persons with Moderate to Severe Nausea
- Dronabinol and Marijuana in HIV-Positive Marijuana Smokers, Caloric Intake, Mood, and Sleep
- Sativex Successfully Treats Neuropathic Pain Characterized by Allodynia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
- Marijuana In the Management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Emerging Properties of Cannabinoid Medicines in Management of Multiple Sclerosis
- History of Cannabis and Its Preparations in Saga, Science, and Sobriquet
- Smoked cannabis for spasticity in multiple sclerosis: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
Marijuana Health Effects
Studies on Current Policies and Alternatives
Reports and Studies
03/03/14 | Marijuana and Workplace Safety: An examination of Urine Drug Tests
With a growing number of states decriminalizing marijuana for medical and recreational use, employee drug testing has become an issue that is gaining more attention. Researchers compared the proportion of marijuana positive urine specimens for post-accident drug tests versus random samples of employees. They found no statistically significant difference between the numbers of laboratory positive marijuana urine drug tests for a group of random drug tests compared to a group of post-accident drug tests.
02/26/14 | Do medical marijuana centers behave like locally undesirable land uses? Implications for the geography of health and environmental justice
Marijuana dispensaries in Colorado are not considered to be locally undesired land uses and do not have any more impact on their neighborhoods than do coffee shops, according to new research. Researchers predicted that dispensaries would change the neighborhoods surrounding them for the worse, and even create more crime, but that just wasn’t the case for Paul Stretesky and his team at the CU Denver School of Public Affairs. “We argued a bit among ourselves and divided the data up every way we could think of to find evidence of inequality where we may have missed it ... It simply looks like these are not as undesirable as they are made out to be in the media and by law enforcement," Stretesky said.
02/26/14 | Can Cannabis be Considered a Substitute Medication for Alcohol?
Researchers examined whether substituting cannabis for alcohol may reduce drinking and related problems among alcohol-dependent individuals. They assessed whether cannabis satisfies the seven previously published criteria for substitute medications for alcohol (e.g. reducing alcohol related harms, safer in overdose than alcohol, etc.). While they found no clear pattern of outcomes related to cannabis substitution, all criteria for being a substitute medication for alcohol were either satisfied or partially satisfied by cannabis.
02/03/14 | A Combined Preclinical Therapy of Cannabinoids and Temozolomide against Glioma
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in humans, is highly resistant to current anticancer treatments. Scientists found that, coupled with existing treatment, the administration of THC and CBD exerts a strong anti-tumoral action. The effect was also observed in tumors previously resistant to treatment. The findings support that the combined administration of traditional GBM treatment and cannabinoids could be therapeutically exploited for the management of GBM.
01/08/14 | The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on Crime
Researchers analyzed the effect of medical marijuana laws and drug liberalization on crimes in the U.S. As expected, they found that drug crimes decreased. Contrary to expectations, researchers found that the introduction of such laws in a given state or neighboring state decreases the count of assault and property crimes and has no effect on sexual crimes.
08/06/11 | Opinion Piece | Policy Alternatives, Removal of penalties / Decriminalization, Science, Studies, and Research, Teen Use
Time to Talk to Your Mom about Pot!
08/06/11 | Opinion Piece | Collateral Sanctions, Courts and Justice System, Enforcement and Policing, Marijuana Market / Economy, Policy Alternatives, Removal of penalties / Decriminalization, Science, Studies, and Research, Search and Seizure, Teen Use, Victims
Legalized Pot Is More Than a Tax Bonanza
08/06/11 | Opinion Piece | Enforcement and Policing, Marijuana Market / Economy, Opposition / Prohibitionist, Policy Alternatives, Removal of penalties / Decriminalization, Science, Studies, and Research, Teen Use
The Marijuana Closet
08/06/11 | Opinion Piece | Collateral Sanctions, Marijuana Market / Economy, Medical Marijuana, Policy Alternatives, Science, Studies, and Research, Teen Use, Victims
3 Myths About Marijuana
08/06/11 | Opinion Piece | Collateral Sanctions, Courts and Justice System, Enforcement and Policing, Medical Marijuana, Policy Alternatives, Science, Studies, and Research, Victims
Let This Be the Year for Medical Marijuana
03/06/14 | Video/TV Clips | Opposition / Prohibitionist, Science, Studies, and Research, Legalization
MPP's Bruce Mirken Discussing Marijuana Potency on Anderson Cooper 360
02/24/14 | Press Release | Science, Studies, and Research
New Survey Shows Majority of Ohioans Support Making Marijuana Legal
02/20/14 | Blog | Science, Studies, and Research
National ACLU Report Highlights Racial Disparity in Marijuana Arrests
02/20/14 | Blog | Science, Studies, and Research
Scientists Decry UN Interference with Research
02/19/14 | Blog | Science, Studies, and Research
U.S. House Approves Hemp Research Amendment