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New Study Challenges Stereotypes About Cannabis Users Lazy or Unmotivated Not Quite, Researchers Say

New Study Challenges Stereotypes About Cannabis Users: Lazy or Unmotivated? Not Quite, Researchers Say

A recent study, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science and reported by U of T News, sheds light on the common stereotype surrounding cannabis users. Contrary to popular belief, the study suggests that regular cannabis consumers are not necessarily lazy or unmotivated. Led by Prof. Michael Inzlicht from the University of Toronto, […]

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Cannabis Job Growth Surges 2024 Vangst Report

Cannabis Job Growth Surges: 2024 Vangst Report

The 2024 Vangst Jobs Report, produced in collaboration with Whitney Economics, reveals promising trends in the U.S. cannabis industry’s employment landscape. According to the report, the sector now boasts 440,445 “full-time equivalent jobs,” marking a notable 5.4% increase from the previous year. Moreover, the industry witnessed the addition of 22,952 new jobs in 2023, signaling

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New Study Suggests Recreational Cannabis May Reduce Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

New Study Suggests Recreational Cannabis May Reduce Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

A recent study published in the journal Current Alzheimer Research has shed light on the potential cognitive benefits of recreational cannabis use among adults aged 45 and older. Conducted by researchers at SUNY Upstate Medical University in New York, the study aimed to explore the association between cannabis consumption and subjective cognitive decline (SCD). Analyzing

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Study Shows Majority of Utah Medical Cannabis Patients Still Relying on Unregulated Sources

Study Shows Majority of Utah Medical Cannabis Patients Still Relying on Unregulated Sources

A recent study conducted by the Cannabis Public Policy Consulting (CPPC) at the request of the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) has shed light on the state of Utah’s medical cannabis market. The study found that approximately 60% of medical cannabis patients in Utah are obtaining their medication from outside the state’s legal

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Florida Advances Bill to Waive Medical Marijuana Fees for Service-Disabled Veterans

Florida Advances Bill to Waive Medical Marijuana Fees for Service-Disabled Veterans

A House subcommittee in Florida has voted in favor of a medical marijuana bill that seeks to eliminate patient registration and renewal fees for service-disabled military veterans. The measure, known as HB 1435 and proposed by Rep. Susan L. Valdés (D), received a 14–1 vote in approval. If enacted, the legislation would waive the $75

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Study Questions Link Between Blood THC Levels and Driving Performance in Older Cannabis Users

Study Questions Link Between Blood THC Levels and Driving Performance in Older Cannabis Users

In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, researchers conducted a comprehensive examination of the effects of cannabis on driving abilities, specifically focusing on adults aged 65 to 79. Led by Patricia Di Ciano, PhD, the study delves into the nuanced relationship between cannabis consumption, driving performance,

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Delaware House Advances Bill for Easier Access to Medical Cannabis for Seniors

Delaware House Advances Bill for Easier Access to Medical Cannabis for Seniors

Lawmakers in the Delaware House of Representatives have recently approved a proposal aiming to enhance the state’s medical cannabis program. The legislation, voted on this week, would enable individuals aged 65 and older to self-certify for the medical cannabis program without requiring a doctor’s input, according to a report from Marijuana Moment. Sponsored by Rep.

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New Study Challenges Assumptions Regular Cannabis Use Linked to Enhanced Empathy

New Study Challenges Assumptions: Regular Cannabis Use Linked to Enhanced Empathy

In a paradigm-shifting study published in the Journal of Neuroscience Research, researchers Victor E. Olalde-Mathieu and Daniel Atilano-Barbosa present findings challenging prevailing assumptions about the cognitive effects of cannabis. The study, involving brain scans of cannabis users, suggests that regular consumption may be linked to a heightened ability to understand and empathize with others’ emotions.

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Decades of Cannabis Use Not Linked to Elevated Risk of Psychiatric Disorders, Says Minneapolis Study

Decades of Cannabis Use Not Linked to Elevated Risk of Psychiatric Disorders, Says Minneapolis Study

A comprehensive longitudinal study conducted in Minneapolis, MN, has revealed that the cumulative use of cannabis over several decades is not significantly associated with an elevated risk of psychiatric disorders, cognitive decline, or adverse psychosocial outcomes. Published in the Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, the research, led by investigators from the University of Minnesota

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Johns Hopkins Launches Landmark Study Tracking 10,000 Medical Cannabis Patients

Johns Hopkins Launches Landmark Study Tracking 10,000 Medical Cannabis Patients

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine embark on a groundbreaking study, supported by a $10 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, to comprehensively track 10,000 medical cannabis patients across the U.S. The study aims to fill crucial data gaps, providing insights into the efficacy and health impacts of therapeutic cannabis

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