CU Boulder to Study Cannabis Legalization and Behavioral Changes

A study led by two University of Colorado professors¬†will collect data from 1,000 sets of twins in Colorado and Minnesota. They’ll be examining self-reported cannabis use and any changes in mood or behavior…

Colorado Approves Medical Cannabis for PTSD

On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17, enabling physicians to prescribe cannabis to patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Veterans and patient advocates in Colorado have been working for years to get PTSD included on the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis…

Marijuana Boosts Memory in Aging Brains

According to a study released in Nature Medicine, marijuana may boost cognitive function and memory in elderly brains–at least in mice. In past years, the focus of marijuana research has looked at effects of cannabis consumption in teenagers and young adults…

Ending Marijuana Prohibition Would Save Lives and Taxpayer Money

A father-daughter duo of public policy researchers have published a follow-up to their 2016 research that found prescriptions for medications like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states with medical marijuana…

Medical Marijuana Saves Medicare Millions of Dollars

A new study has found that states with a medical marijuana program have reduced costs to Medicare Part D, as well as reduced prescription drug use. The study, published in Health Affairs, looked at drugs like antidepressants, muscle relaxants, opioids, and sedatives for which marijuana is used as an alternative treatment…

Nevada Looks to Expand Legal Cannabis Market

This November, voters in Nevada will consider whether or not to approve the sale of recreational marijuana. The state already has a medical cannabis program, which includes eight specific conditions that qualify patients for a medical marijuana card…