Category Archives: Science

Teen marijuana use not linked to bad behavior, study finds

Smoking weed is not the reason why some teenagers have a bad attitude, new research suggests. A study published this month in the medical journal Addiction found that teen marijuana use does not lead to problems regarding conduct and behavior. “Cannabis use in and of itself does not appear to lead to conduct problems or […]

Blood-sucking sand flies love to eat marijuana, study finds

(photo courtesy Flickr.com/burningimage) As pesky and annoying as sand flies are, they might actually prefer eating weed over sucking blood, according to new scientific research. According to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, sand flies consumed cannabis more frequently than researchers expected. The study’s lead author, Ibrahim […]

Small tech startup plans to grow cannabis on the International Space Station

(image via flickr.com/nasacommons) Cannabis is about to reach the final frontier, thanks to efforts from a small tech company. Kentucky startup Space Tango has plans to cultivate particular strains of CBD-rich hemp in microgravity micro-laboratories already on board the International Space Station, reports TechCrunch. According to co-founder and chairman Kris Kimel of Space Tango, the […]

DEA reschedules epilepsy drug derived from marijuana

Epidiolex liquid CBD tincture. (Image from GW Pharma) A drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) containing an ingredient found in cannabis will be reclassified for medical use. The Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday placed the marijuana-derived drug Epidiolex in Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act, reports CNBC. Epidiolex contains cannabidiol […]

Canadian Cannabis Company Tilray to Export Products to United States

Tilray, a Canadian cannabis company, has received permission from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency to export a medical marijuana drug to the United States for a clinical trial, the company announced Tuesday. The medication will be studied at the University of California San Diego to determine its usefulness treating essential tremor, a neurological disorder affecting millions of Americans. […]

Watch: Neil deGrasse Tyson advises against smoking weed in space

(via Flickr.com/afaelite) Smoking weed might decrease your chances of surviving in space, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson. The TV host and noted astrophysicist recently gave TMZ his reasons for avoiding the ganja while traversing the final frontier. The TMZ reporter asked what it would be like to smoke weed in space, and Tyson gave him […]

Study: Cannabis-derived CBD could help people quit tobacco

If quitting cigarettes seems like a monumental task, then maybe it’s time to try some cannabidiol (CBD). A resounding amount of recently published studies are proving that the therapeutic compound derived from marijuana could help people smoke fewer cigarettes or quit them altogether. A May study published in the journal Addiction found that CBD helped […]

The Anatomy of a Marijuana Plant

Many people who appreciate cannabis are most familiar with just two parts of the marijuana plant—the flowers that they smoke and the leaf, which has become an iconic image of pot culture. But how do these two parts figure into the overall anatomy of a marijuana plant? And what other parts make up the plant […]

Study: Marijuana can help reduce symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases

(Photo courtesy Sonya Yruel/Drug Policy Alliance) Patients suffering from common forms of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) might find relief through cannabis treatment, according to a new study on mice. A study published on Monday in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that gut inflammation is regulated by two important processes, which are constantly in flux. […]

The Ultimate Guide to Cannabinoids in Cannabis

The field of cannabis research is vast and diverse. From biochemical studies of the plant itself to physiological and chemical studies of its pharmacology to psychological and social research into its effects, researchers studying cannabis produce the knowledge at the foundation of industry innovation and public policy. Yet perhaps the most important research being done […]