Study Reveals Increased Cannabis Use in Individuals with Depression
The prevalence of cannabis, or marijuana, use in the United States increased from 2005 to 2017 among persons with and without depression and was approximately twice as common among those with depression in 2017.
How Common Is Cannabis Use Among Young Adult Cancer Patients?
Cannabis can help alleviate some of the symptoms of cancer and its treatment, and a new study examines the prevalence of its use among young adult cancer patients now that medical cannabis is becoming increasingly available. The demographic and clinical factors likely to correlate with…
Study Examines Cannabis’ Effects on Brain Neurochemistry
A new Addiction Biology study provides the first evidence of a blunted response to stress-induced dopamine signaling in the brain’s prefrontal cortex in individuals at high risk for psychosis who regularly used cannabis.
Formation of habitual use drives cannabis addiction
Individual differences in brain systems for habitual behavior distinguish heavy cannabis users who develop an addiction
Study Shows That Patients With or Without Cancer Use Different Forms of Marijuana
People with and without cancer are more likely, over time, to use a more potent form of medical marijuana with increasingly higher amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a new study shows.
Medical cannabis users operating vehicles: New study reveals worrisome statistics
More public education and guidelines are needed to increase marijuana users’ understanding of cannabis-related driving impairment
Higher Average Potency Cannabis May Increase Risk for First Disorder Symptom
Recreational cannabis is legal in 10 states and Washington, D.C., but regulations regarding potency do not exist. The results of a new study, led by an Iowa State University researcher, may prompt states to reconsider.
Cannabis-Based Compound May Reduce Seizures in Children with Epilepsy
Interest has been growing in the use of cannabinoids—the active chemicals in cannabis or marijuana— for the treatment of epilepsy in children.
Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Causes Asthma Symptoms in Child Allergic to Cannabis
It’s well established that secondhand smoke from cigarettes is a risk to anyone who suffers from asthma. New research being presented at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting shows it’s possible for both children and adults with uncontrolled asthma…
Compound Derived from Marijuana May Benefit Children with Epilepsy
In recent years, cannabinoids—the active chemicals inmedicalmarijuana— have been increasingly touted as a potential treatment for a range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. In a Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology review, investigators compare their efficacy with antiepileptic drugs for children with epilepsy.
Teen cannabis use is not without risk to cognitive development
Although studies have shown that alcohol and cannabis misuse are related to impaired cognition in youth, previous studies were not designed to understand this relationship and differentiate whether cannabis use was causal or consequential to cognitive impairment. A new study by researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine…
How cannabis and cannabis-based drugs harm your brain
Long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory say researchers. The study has implications for both recreational users and people who use the drug to combat epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.