Use of CBD May Be Associated With Reduced Alcohol Intake, New Study Shows

New research affiliated with the University of Colorado at Boulder and published in Psychology of Addictive Behaviors reveals that consumption of CBD-dominant cannabis may be associated with reduced alcohol intake.  In order to test this, the researchers looked at cannabis use across 120 subjects and compared use of cannabis that…

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Cannabis Users Have Reduced Risk For Metabolic Syndrome

Cannabis Users Have Reduced Risk For Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X, refers to a group of metabolic risk factors that are present in a single person. Metabolic risk factors are hypertension/high blood pressure, insulin resistance, increased risk for blood clotting, and cholesterol abnormalities. Metabolic syndrome usually…

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Long-Term Marijuana Use Associated With Improved Pain Relief, Reduced Opioid Use

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The long-term, daily use of cannabis is associated with improved analgesia and reduced opioid use in patients with treatment-resistant chronic pain conditions, according to clinical trial data reported online ahead of print in The Clinical Journal of Pain. Investigators with Hebrew University in Israel…

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Study: Medical Marijuana Access Associated With Reduced Opioid Abuse

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director States that permit qualified patients to access medical marijuana via dispensaries possess lower rates of opioid addiction and overdose deaths, according to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-partisan think-tank. Researchers from the RAND Corporation and the University of…

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