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Regulation, Research

FDA Researchers Publish First Study on Medical Cannabis Testing Patchwork

The research comes amid a broader agency effort to collect data on cannabinoids, which will help shape forthcoming rules on approved products.

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National Cancer Institute to Award Grants for Cannabis and Tobacco Co-Use Studies

This is the first-ever NCI grant dedicated to “studies that address patterns of tobacco and cannabis use as a target for cancer prevention and control.”

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Federal Review on Cannabis and Pain Shows Mild Relief, Uptick in Dizziness and Sedation

An agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released its first annual update of an ongoing systematic review of cannabis and pain.

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JAMA Study on Youth Cannabis Use is Retracted, Replaced

In September, a widely-covered study found that youth use declined after the passage of medical and adult use cannabis laws. But methodological issues have led to a retraction.

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Who Now Has Federal Permission to Grow Cannabis for Research?

For decades, there was one DEA-approved entity. Now there are five, though the DEA has been quiet about it. But what about the dozens of other applicants?

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Here are NIDA’s Cannabis Research Priorities

CSU Pueblo hosted National Institute on Drug Abuse division director Susan Weiss, who discussed NIDA’s research priorities and future work.

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Racial Disparities in Cannabis Arrests are Up in Areas Without Cannabis Law Reform

In an investigation published in JAMA, researchers concluded that the rise “highlights the need for immediate policy change and implementation.”

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Cannabis Vaping Among Teens Has Doubled, Study Suggests

The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, shows that teen vaping has spiked in the U.S. and Canada.

Research, United States

NIOSH Tackles Cannabis and Workers’ Compensation

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health analyzed state cannabis laws and rules on workers compensation and cannabis.

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What are the Racial Trends in Cannabis Use After Legalization?

A study finds that consumption rises among white people, but not among Black people–even as Black people face more legal jeopardy. The study found no increase in youth use.

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How Do Cannabis Shop Workers Approach Product Recommendations?

More workers base their recommendations on customer experience with cannabis products than on clinician input, a new JAMA study found.

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NIH, NIDA Announce New Funding for Unprecedented Cannabis Research

Federal agencies want to support research on cannabis and the effects of THC, and various products from vape cartridges to edibles, using a newly-established standard dose of THC.

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More College Students Than Ever Before Are Consuming Cannabis

The latest Monitoring the Future study data, released Wednesday by NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, also found that hallucinogen consumption is up while alcohol consumption is down.

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JAMA Study Finds “Little Evidence” of Link Between Cannabis Legalization and Youth Use

The study sheds light on a perennial concern for lawmakers and policymakers: an increase in youth use after legalization.

California, Research

California Lawmakers Clear Path for Federally-Licensed Cannabis Growers

As the US Drug Enforcement Administration hands out its first cultivation-for-research licenses in decades, a first-of-its-kind bill clarifies this activity is exempt from state cannabis law.

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Raphael Mechoulam, Famed Researcher Who Discovered THC, On the Future of Cannabis Drugs

The Institute of Cannabis Research at Colorado State University, Pueblo hosted Mechoulam during a virtual research conference this month.