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Marijuana users may have increased sperm counts, Harvard study finds

New research conducted by Harvard researchers could disprove another stoner stereotype. A study published this week in the Human Reproduction medical journal found that male marijuana smokers might actually carry higher sperm counts and concentrations when compared to men who have never used pot. “Our findings were contrary to what we hypothesized at the start […]

The Findings From A Groundbreaking Study On Psychedelic Microdosing Are In

The concept of microdosing has been around for a while. Recently, it’s enjoyed an upsurge of renewed attention, both in mainstream media and among some academics. In general, microdosing is the practice of taking tiny doses of psychedelic substances on a frequent basis, sometimes daily or every couple days. The idea is that each individual […]

Urine from marijuana users can produce electricity, study finds

Cannabis users may be able to light up a room in more ways than initially thought, according to new research. A study published in Biosource Technology Reports found that successfully removing cannabis metabolites from the urine of pot consumers can generate electricity, reports the Marijuana Moment. Turkish scientists conducted experiments using microbial fuel cells (MFC), […]

Marijuana users are happier than non-users, study finds

(via Drug Policy Alliance) Cannabis users tend be more happy about life, according to new research. The data firm BDS Analytics found that consumers of cannabis products tend to live more fulfilling lives, reports the Fresh Toast. Researchers considered survey responses from over 2,000 people living in the legal states California and Colorado, with around […]

Alcohol industry not affected by legal marijuana, study finds

Despite fears from anti-marijuana advocates, cannabis legalization isn’t hurting the alcohol industry as many predicted, according to a new study.  A study published Thursday by The Distilled Spirits Council found that spirit sales have actually grown in states that were early adopters of legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use. “At this point, we’ve seen no […]

Study: Teenage marijuana use declined after legalization in Washington state

Despite fears against Washington’s voter-approved marijuana legalization initiative in 2012, use among teenagers has not increased since then. A new study published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that cannabis use among adolescents fell to a statistically significant rate after Washington state legalized recreational marijuana for adult use. Researchers found that […]

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 […]