Important Cannabis-Related Studies
There’s a plethora of further information to be found, but below is a list of some excellent studies and articles regarding the benefits of cannabis. Great information to share with your friends, family, colleagues, etc.!
- Study: Fewer Arizona teens smoking pot since medical marijuana legalized – January, 2013: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/03/study-fewer-arizona-teens-smoking-pot-since-medical-marijuana-legalization/
Fewer Arizona teens are trying marijuana since the state legalized the drug for medical uses, a study published recently by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission revealed.
- Multiple Sclerosis and Extract of Cannabis: results of the MUSEC trial – July, 2012: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22791906
Cannabis extracts were found to significant reduce muscle stiffness and pain in patients with multiple sclerosis, according to new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
- Medical Marijuana: Clearing Away the Smoke – July, 2012: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3358713/
A study published in The Open Neurology Journal, concluded that: “Based on evidence currently available the Schedule I classification is not tenable; it is not accurate that cannabis has no medical value, or that information on safety is lacking.”
- Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Teen Drug Use, Study Finds – June, 2012: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/18/medical-marijuana-teen-drug-use_n_1606918.html
A study using statistical data found evidence that legalized medical cannabis does not increase teen drug use.
- Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Mortality Risk In Patients With Psychotic Disorders – May, 2012: http://blog.norml.org/2012/05/29/study-cannabis-use-associated-with-lower-mortality-risk-in-patients-with-psychotic-disorders/
A study published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research found that the use of cannabis is associated with lower mortality risk in patients with schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders.
- A Marijuana Bud A Day Keeps The Stroke Away – March, 2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qAzMwYV1chk
It’s quite anecdotal at the time, but cannabis may have potential stroke-reducing and/or preventing effects.
- Marijuana Can Help Prevent Suicide, Study Suggests – February, 2012: http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2012/02/marijuana_suicide_medical_states_california.php
In a recent multi-university study published this year, it was shown that states that have passed medical cannabis laws have had a significant reduction in suicides, especially among young adults (an 11% drop in those 20-29).
- Smoking pot doesn’t hurt lung capacity, study shows – January, 2012: http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/10/10098412-smoking-pot-doesnt-hurt-lung-capacity-study-shows
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that cannabis consumption doesn’t harm lung function, and may actually improve lung function/capacity in many consumers.
- Cannabis compounds might combat late stage AIDS – 2012: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033961
New peer-reviewed research has shown promising signs of cannabis compounds being effective in combating late stage AIDS.
- States That Legalized Medical Marijuana Saw Fewer Traffic Deaths, Study Says – December, 30th, 2011: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/30/legalized-marijuana-lower-traffic-deaths_n_1176856.html
A recent multi-university study found that states which have legalized medical cannabis have seen a reduction in traffic deaths, likely due in large part to the fact that these states also saw a reduction in alcohol consumption.
- Marijuana may help PTSD. Why won’t the government find out for sure? – October, 2011: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/our-troops-deserve-an-effective-treatment-for-ptsd-marijuana/2011/10/10/gIQAxlEkkL_story.html
Studies have shown that cannabis may be extremely beneficial to those who suffer from PTSD.
- Moderate Marijuana Use Does Not Impair Lung Function, Study Finds – January, 2011: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/marijuana-smoking-does-not-harm-lungs-study-finds/
A recent government study found that moderate cannabis use, even over several years, did not contribute to impaired lung function. In fact, cannabis consumers performed slightly better on the lung function test.
- Researchers Find Study of Medical Marijuana Discouraged – January, 2010: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/19/health/policy/19marijuana.html
We would have many more conclusive studies on the benefits of cannabis if the government didn’t have a monopoly over cannabis research.
- Marijuana Chemical May Fight Brain Cancer – April, 2009: http://www.webmd.com/cancer/brain-cancer/news/20090401/marijuana-chemical-may-fight-brain-cancer
Studies show the active compound in cannabis may actually destroy brain cancer cells.
- American College of Physicians Official Position Paper on Medical Marijuana – 2008: http://www.acponline.org/advocacy/where_we_stand/other_issues/medmarijuana.pdf
The American College of Physicians in 2008 wrote an official position paper on medical marijuana, claiming that there is solid research to indicate that marijuana is effective medicine, and urging that we do further research.
- Marijuana compound could help fight breast cancer – November, 2007: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news%2Fhealth&id=5771385
Researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco (funded by the California Breast Cancer Research Program) have shown promising studies suggesting one of the main compounds in cannabis may help fight breast cancer.
- Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows – April, 2007: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm
Harvard studies show us cannabis significantly cuts tumor growth.
- Marijuana may help stave off Alzheimer’s – October, 2006: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15145917/ns/health-alzheimers_disease/t/marijuana-may-help-stave-alzheimers/
New research suggests that cannabis may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, by preserving brain function.
- Study Finds No Cancer-Marijuana Connection – May, 2006: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html
The University of California, conducting the largest study of its kind, concluded there is no link between even heavy cannabis use and lung cancer, and found cannabis consumers may actually be less prone to it than non-smokers, a conclusion the head of the study found surprising.
- Time to Legalize Marijuana? – 500+ Economists Endorse Marijuana Legalization – 2005: http://economics.about.com/od/incometaxestaxcuts/a/legalize_pot.htm
Milton Friedman, in addition to over 500 other economists, sent an open letter in 2005 to the President, Congress, Governors, and State Legislatures pointing out the benefits of legalizing cannabis.
- Heavy Marijuana Use Doesn’t Damage Brain – July, 2003: http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20030701/heavy-marijuana-use-doesnt-damage-brain
The guise that cannabis kills braincells is a long perpetuated lie.
- Past Pot Use Has No Negative Impact On Intelligence, Canadian IQ Study Says – April, 2002: http://norml.org/news/2002/04/04/past-pot-use-has-no-negative-impact-on-intelligence-canadian-iq-study-says
“Marijuana smoking, even long-term, does not harm intelligence, according to findings published…in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.”
- – Marijuana Use and Mortality – April, 1997: http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.87.4.585
In a 1997 study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and published in the American Journal of Public Health, it was found that no degree of marijuana use had any effect on mortality, continuing with the known fact that cannabis is a non-lethal substance.