In high-doses, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, THC can increase anxiety but as new study reveals, smaller-doses can alternatively reduce stress.
NIST researchers have measured a fundamental physical property of the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana.
Researchers at Washington State University formulated a test to study the different responses to stress between chronic cannabis users and non-users.
Adolescences using marijuana are more susceptible to depression in later life and lower academic accomplishments during adolescence which will also impact their future.
Researchers at University of Queensland are concerned with the rise of harmful effects associated with super-potent cannabis concentrates since the legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Australia.
The chemical compounds cannabinoids found in marijuana, can also be naturally produced in the body from omega-3 enriched foods and contain anti-inflammatory benefits.
A study based in Seattle found that teenagers diagnosed with depression are more likely to use cannabis in later life.
Years of coordinated efforts will be needed to manage and reverse the harmful societal effects of the prescription and illicit opioid epidemics which are continuing to worsen.
"Going to pot? The impact of dispensary closures on crime" investigates the relationship between the closure of medicinal marijuana dispensaries and the increase of crime.