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
05/29/14 | A New Method of Cannabis Ingestion: The Dangers of Dabs?
Because of the popularity of dabbing marijuana, this study aimed to gather preliminary information on dabs users and test whether dabs use is associated with more problems than use of flower cannabis. They found that using dabs created no more problems or accidents than using flower cannabis.
05/15/14 | Changes in cigarette and alcohol use during cannabis abstinence
Because marijuana has a lower morbidity and mortality rate than both alcohol and tobacco, researchers wanted to find out if quitting cannabis is associated with substitution with these substances. Results showed that abstaining from cannabis was associated with increases in alcohol and tobacco use, which then decreased with the resumption of cannabis use. There were no increases, however, in individuals who remained abstinent from cannabis at one-month follow-up.
05/15/14 | Prevalence and correlates of alcohol and cannabis use disorders in the United States: Results from the national longitudinal study of adolescent health
A study of over 15,000 people found that lifetime alcohol abuse rates were substantially higher than cannabis abuse and dependence rates. According to the study, lifetime rates of alcohol abuse and dependence were 11.8 and 13.2%. Lifetime rates of cannabis abuse and dependence were 3.9 and 8.3%. The data also showed that alcohol use disorders demonstrated specific sociodemographic correlates while marijuana use disorders did not.
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.
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
01/26/15 | Blog | Science, Studies, and Research
American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Rescheduling, Decriminalizing Marijuana
01/22/15 | Blog | Science, Studies, and Research
Study Shows Long-Term Marijuana Use Does Not Cause Serious Lung Damage
01/05/15 | Press Release | Teen Use, Science, Studies, and Research
Annual National Survey Finds Teen Marijuana Usage Rates DECREASED During Period Marked By Heightened Marijuana Policy Debate and Implementation of Nation’s First Marijuana Legalization Laws
01/05/15 | Press Release | Enforcement and Policing, Science, Studies, and Research
FBI Reports 693,000 Arrests for Marijuana Offenses in 2013
01/05/15 | Blog | Science, Studies, and Research
Study Shows Decline In Teen Marijuana Use