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Here’s What the National Academy’s Medical Cannabis Report Actually Says

The report found that cannabis has legitimate medical applications, contradicting the federal government's hardline position.

No, Legalizing Cannabis Doesn’t Hurt Beer Sales

States that choose to legalize cannabis have seen no impact on alcohol sales, according to a new study from analysts at investment firm Bernstein. In some cases, beer sales have marginally gone up in states that have legalized.

Spanish Doctor Launches Cannabis Research Hub Amid Push for Reform

A new cannabis research observatory in Spain is giving patients hope for improved information about—and access to—cannabis.

4 Promising Cannabis Studies and Research from 2016

There were a lot of positive shifts in 2016 for the cannabis industry, including advances in research. Explore the most optimistic studies of the year.

Meet Lumir Hanus, Who Discovered the First Endocannabinoid

Leafly spoke with the scientist who first isolated what's sometimes called "the bliss molecule" about the future of cannabis research.

The Runner’s High and the Endocannabinoid System

We’ve all heard of the “runner’s high,” but what is it? Learn more about this post-workout sensation and how it relates to the endocannabinoid system.

Federal Report Finds Lowest Teen Cannabis Consumption Rate Since 1993

The results are the latest to refute arguments by cannabis opponents that legalization would lead to a higher rate of use among minors.

‘Marijuana Drains Brain Blood Flow, Boosts Alzheimer’s Risk’: Fake News or Flawed Study?

Learn about Dr. Daniel Amen’s recent study suggesting cannabis use increases Alzheimer’s risk, and find out how this study and claim may be misleading.

Survey: More Cannabis Consumers Seek Wellness, Not Intoxication

Research by Miner & Co. finds most brand-conscious consumers, age 25 to 39, use cannabis for self-care and wellness, not just to get high.

Could Virtual Reality Help Fight Cannabis Use Disorder?

Scientists are exploring whether VR could help subjects suppress their desire to consume cannabis.

Is Smoking Cannabis Bad for You?

Discover what is known about the potential risks associated with cannabis smoke, including how it affects cardiovascular and lung health.

Israeli Companies Ink Deal to Bring Medical Cannabis Inhaler to Market

The deal marks first time a major pharmaceutical company has agreed to market a medical cannabis device, the product's developer says.

Australian Study Aims to Unlock the Potential of a Little-Known Cannabinoid

Researchers in Australia think CBD's lesser-known cannabinoid cousin, cannabidivarin, will ease epileptic seizures in patients.

Scientists Solve Structure of Receptor That Allows THC to Get You High

A team of scientists recently made headlines by publishing a paper detailing the crystal structure of the human cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1).

What are the Negative Effects of Cannabis Smoking and Secondhand Smoke?

We’ve all heard that first and secondhand smoke inhalation is bad, but what about when it’s cannabis smoke? A study exploring this topic has surprising results.

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