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Fed Study Finds Medical Marijuana Laws Calm Cannabis Fears

How worried are you about the health risks of occasional cannabis consumption? It probably depends on whether you’ve experienced life in a medical marijuana state.

A Strange Blend: Why Are Europeans Mixing Cannabis and Tobacco?

Cannabis doesn’t carry the sort of health hazards tobacco does, a majority of studies say. But that doesn't change the European habit of mixing the two.

Cannabis Use Won’t Prevent You From Getting Insurance, But It Might Cost You

The insurance industry and cannabis community have some reconciling to do.

U.N. Report: Worldwide Cannabis Consumption, Perception on the Rise

Cannabis remains the most commonly used illegal substance across the globe, with an estimated 183 million people having used marijuana during 2014.

Can Cannabis Users Donate Blood?

If you're a regular cannabis user, you may have wondered whether marijuana consumers can donate blood. We reached out to local blood banks and the American Red Cross for clarification.

Leafly Medical Studies Roundup: Is Cannabis Addictive Because We ‘Prefer It Over Fruit’?

NIDA concludes that long-term cannabis use is associated with altered activity in the brain’s reward processing pathways, plus studies on alcoholism and PTSD, liver cancer, and more.

Study Finds Cannabis Users Are Generally Healthy and Fit

A study finds cannabis consumers are more susceptible to gum disease; it also finds they are generally healthy and fit.

How Does Cannabis Consumption Affect Autism?

Frustrated with the lack of options, parents of children with severe autism have turned to cannabis. Many have heard anecdotal reports of success despite lack of clinical research.

Can Cannabis Help Treat Painkiller and Heroin Addiction?

The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates.

DEA Finally Approves Study on Cannabis and PTSD

The DEA’s approval means the research, which has been stalled for five years, can move forward. But it's easier said than done.

Pesticides 101: Questions and Answers for Cannabis Patients and Consumers

Reports out of Washington last week confirmed what many suspected but few had publicly acknowledged: Colorado’s cannabis pesticide problem isn’t just Colorado’s problem.

How GW Pharma Could Use U.S. Patents to Shape the Future of Medical Cannabis

After its success with epilepsy drug Epidiolex, the British company is patenting drugs to treat cancer, epilepsy, diabetes — even constipation.

The Shake: Hillary the ‘Drug Warrior,’ a Utah Senator’s Escape Plan, and a Football Coach Fired for Growing the Wrong Crop

In today's Shake: Further evidence MMJ is no joke, a new study on cannabis and pregnancy, and a deity — and his many followers — with a taste for cannabis.

Cannabis and Depression

As cannabis sheds the stigma that has long been associated with its use, more people are speaking out to report how cannabis has helped them deal with depression.

Surgeon General Report Could Sway Federal Policy

Cannabis advocates are cautiously optimistic that the report could support an eventual move to relax the nation's cannabis laws.

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