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Michigan’s new legal marijuana laws could boost home values, study finds

Photo by David Downs Certain Midwest property owners could benefit from Michigan’s new recreational marijuana laws, according to experts. A new study published by the CATO Institute foresees an improvement in Michigan’s real estate values following the state’s decision to legalize marijuana for adult use and possession, reports Forbes. “Potential explanations include, but are not […]

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 […]

Latest Polls Show 62 Percent of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

When it comes to attitudes towards the legalization of marijuana, a recent study shows that support still wildly varies depending on one’s political party—but all groups, including senior citizens and Republicans, report the highest levels of pro-legalization sentiment than on past similar polling efforts. Results from a Pew Research Center study released on Monday suggests […]

First Clinical Trial of MDMA Treatment for Autistic Adults Sees Success

New research has shown that MDMA may be an effective treatment for social anxiety in autistic adults. Results of the first study to research MDMA as a therapy for adults on the autism spectrum were published in the journal Psychopharmacology last week. Dr. Lisa Jerome, one of the researchers conducting the study, said that MDMA could […]

New Report Says Concentrates are the Fast Growing Favorite Among Consumers

Marijuana concentrates are the fastest growing product category in the cannabis industry, according to data released by Arcview Market Research on Tuesday. Projections for legal cannabis sales in the United States were produced in conjunction with BDS Analytics and are contained in the report “Concentrates: The Hottest Product Category in Cannabis.” According to the data from Arcview, […]

Marijuana can enhance pleasure and frequency of sex, research finds

Recent studies are proving that cannabis use can make for better and increased sexual activity. In a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM), researchers from Stanford University analyzed data from a group of 28,176 women and 22,943 men in order “to elucidate whether a relation between marijuana use and sexual frequency exists […]

Study Finds Marijuana Use Among Baby Boomers Doubled in Past Decade

Emerging cannabis research often ends up disproving stereotypes about who consumes weed. Now, a new study seems to undermine the assumption that weed is primarily consumed by young people. In fact, new data shows that the number of senior citizens smoking weed has seen a rapid increase in recent years. New Data Points to Increasing Cannabis […]

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. […]

Study Finds Nearby Marijuana Dispensaries Don’t Impact Teen Weed Use

A California study has determined the presence of nearby medical marijuana dispensaries does not affect the rate of cannabis use by adolescents. Published in the July issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, the research “aimed to examine the availability of medical marijuana dispensaries, price of medical marijuana products, and variety of medical marijuana products in […]