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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Decreased Obesity

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director The enactment of statewide laws permitting the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes is associated with an annual reduction in obesity-related medical costs, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Health Economics. Investigators at Cornell University in New York and San Diego State University in […]

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Study: Marijuana Improves Outcomes In Opioid-Dependent Subjects Undergoing Treatment

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Cannabis use is associated with improved outcomes in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing outpatient treatment, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Researchers at Columbia University assessed the use of cannabinoids versus placebo in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing in-patient detoxification and outpatient treatment with […]

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Study: Cannabinoids Are Safe, Effective For Treating Pain

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Cannabinoids are safe and effective for the treatment of chronic pain, according to the results of a systematic review of randomized controlled trials published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. Investigators from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and McGill University in Montreal evaluated the results of 11 placebo-controlled […]

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American Chemical Society Announces Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision

On October 8th, 2015 the Division of Chemical Health and Safety (CHAS) of the American Chemical Society voted to form the Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision (CANN). The CANN subdivision previously existed under the Small Chemical Business Division as the Cannabis Chemistry Committee, but will be located within CHAS following the expansion to official subdivision status. CHAS […]