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Article ID: 709827

Medical Marijuana Laws Linked To Health and Labor Supply Benefits in Older Adults

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A study that examined older Americans’ well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased hours worked. The study, co-written by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Temple University, suggests medical marijuana laws could be improving older Americans’ health.

Released:
19-Mar-2019 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709637

Current Legal Cannabis Driving Limits in U.S., Europe Are Ineffective According to Breaking Research in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry Journal

American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)

New findings, published today in AACC’s Clinical Chemistry journal, add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that no legal driving limit for cannabis can catch impaired recreational users without unfairly penalizing unimpaired regular or medicinal users.

Released:
14-Mar-2019 12:30 PM EDT
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    4-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 708932

Socially Anxious College Students Use Alcohol and Marijuana to Cope with Their Symptoms

Research Society on Alcoholism

Although the use of alcohol and marijuana is common in college students, those who suffer from anxiety symptoms in social settings are particularly vulnerable to problematic use of these substances. Studies have shown that substance use by these students serves to help them cope with social anxiety.

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1-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    28-Feb-2019 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 708742

Could Medical Marijuana Help Grandma and Grandpa with Their Ailments?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Medical marijuana may bring relief to older people who have symptoms like pain, sleep disorders or anxiety due to chronic conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, neuropathy, spinal cord damage and multiple sclerosis, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019. The study not only found medical marijuana may be safe and effective, it also found that one-third of participants reduced their use of opioids. However, the study was retrospective and relied on participants reporting whether they experienced symptom relief, so it is possible that the placebo effect may have played a role. Additional randomized, placebo-controlled studies are needed.

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26-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708796

THC Found More Important for Therapeutic Effects in Cannabis Than Originally Thought

University of New Mexico

Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) recently solved a major gap in scientific literature by using mobile software technology to measure the real-time effects of actual cannabis-based products used by millions of people every day.

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27-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708784

APQ Calls on Attorney General to Break Logjam Surrounding Applications From Cannabis Growers to Enable Needed Research

American Psychological Association (APA)

The American Psychological Association has asked the U.S. attorney general to act immediately to evaluate the more than two dozen cannabis grower applications that have been languishing for more than two years at the Department of Justice, noting that the scientific community is eager to advance the research on both the harmful and therapeutic effects of marijuana and its derivatives.

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27-Feb-2019 9:55 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 708748

SU Believed First in Maryland to Sign Hemp Research Agreements

Salisbury University

Salisbury University has signed the first agreements with prospective industrial hemp growers under a new Maryland Department of Agriculture pilot program to legalize the crop with a university research component.

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26-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708373

Program Gives UC San Diego Health New Resources to Combat Opioid Epidemic

University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health is among 31 health facilities selected from across the state to participate in the California Bridge Program, an accelerated, 18-month training program for health care providers to enhance access to around-the-clock treatment for patients with opioid use disorder.

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20-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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    18-Feb-2019 1:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707943

Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from children

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Seven in 10 parents think they should have a say in whether dispensaries are located near their child’s school or daycare and most say they should be banned within a certain distance of those facilities.

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12-Feb-2019 9:40 AM EST

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