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Marijuana? Masturbation? Alcohol? What behaviors affect male fertility?

[W]e can look at overall trends in the scientific literature and draw some conclusions about what facets of your life ...
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False memories: Why marijuana users may not be the best eye witnesses

When Lilian Kloft stumbled across a 2015 study showing a connection between cannabis use and susceptibility to false memories, she ...
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Does smoking pot lower your IQ? New study challenges current thinking

As access to marijuana increases—and while acceptance of the drug grows and perception of its harmfulness diminishes—it is important to ...
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Seeking mainstream acceptance for psychedelic drugs: Will entrepreneurs ruin it for everyone else?

After spending decades as highly illegal and restricted substances, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD, MDMA, DMT, and other psychedelic drugs are ...
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Viewpoint: Plagued with unreliable results, cannabis testing industry has a long way to go

Because cannabis is still considered illegal at the federal level, the responsibility of regulating cannabis and cannabis-derived products falls to ...
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Viewpoint: Cannabis legalization fraught with ‘confusion and false promises’

Not all cannabis is created equal; neither are the people that use it. As an epidemiologist, I have studied cannabis ...
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Trends that will shape the 2020s: Psychedelics as medicine, diagnostic cell phone apps and AI prediction of disease outbreaks

Clearly, a lot can happen in a decade—but innovation has to start somewhere. Based on what’s breaking through now, here ...
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Evidence mounts that marijuana smokers more vulnerable to false memories

Cannabis not only induces forgetfulness, it also opens the door for false memories, according to new research. And that’s serious, ...
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Viewpoint: We can’t trust research about the benefits of marijuana if the studies are industry funded

Imagine that scientists charged with doing research on tobacco’s health implications were funded by tobacco companies. (In fact, the tobacco ...
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‘We’ve only begun to scratch the surface’: How the cannabis boom opens the door to new medicines and wellness products

Cannabis, and what it might be able to do for human health, inspires me. And I think it can do ...
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Biotech marijuana: Israeli startups aim to breed cannabis plant that’s easier to cultivate

Israeli medical cannabis company Cann10 has signed an agreement to team up with Israeli biotech company Epigenetics to form Cann10 ...
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CBD fraud? Fate of controversial CBD industry could be decided by lawsuits alleging misleading marketing

Since the Food and Drug Administration can’t figure out whether supplements that contain cannabidiol, the marijuana-adjacent oil known as CBD, are ...
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Why are Americans obsessed with unproven CBD supplements?

CBD belongs to a class of chemicals called cannabinoids, dozens of which have been identified in cannabis and hemp plants, ...
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Does marijuana help with depression and anxiety? This study finds scant evidence to support growing claims

A major study has found little evidence that cannabis helps with depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions, despite growing ...
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Can CBD treat autism, epilepsy? Growing body of evidence suggests it may be possible

A single dose of cannabidiol, a component of marijuana, eases seizures and improves learning and sociability in mice with mutations ...
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How a ‘dubious’ 50-year-old study fuels marijuana use by pregnant women—against the advice of health experts

Social media users extol — and health experts decry — a study from Jamaica suggesting cannabis use poses no harm ...
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Pregnant women, teenagers warned to stay away from marijuana by surgeon general

The federal government on [August 29] issued an advisory warning against marijuana use in teenagers and pregnant women, cautioning that ...
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Researchers may get better access to marijuana if DEA follows through on latest pledge

[August 26], the Drug Enforcement Administration announced plans to create new regulations to expand scientific and medical research on marijuana ...
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Viewpoint: Our efforts to learn more about cannabis benefits, risks are hampered by federal research barriers

As cannabis researchers, we work in a field whose unknowns could positively or negatively affect the health of millions of ...
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We have a marijuana shortage. Bioengineered yeast could solve that problem.

Yeast are the linchpin of the beer and wine markets. So why not marijuana? ...
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World’s first GMO marijuana plant targets drinkable market

Well, after years of sensationalist false alarms, it’s finally here: genetically modified cannabis for the commercial market. Created by Trait ...
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Curaleaf’s unproven claims that CBD treats cancer, Alzheimer’s, chronic pain draws FDA warning

The company Curaleaf claims that it has developed products that can treat a slew of the most formidable conditions found ...
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Is ‘Big Ag’ getting into the cannabis business?

When Mowgli Holmes and his childhood friend Nishan Karassik founded Phylos Bioscience in 2014 they had one major goal: to ...
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Pot smokers with this genetic variant could face addiction risks similar to those who smoke cigarettes

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, for those of us who can remember them, marijuana was widely regarded as not ...
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Can you become addicted to pot? This gene increases your risk.

Danish researchers have for the first time identified a gene that increases the risk for cannabis use disorder. About 10 ...
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Legalizing pot won’t slow the opioid epidemic, study suggests

Nearly five years ago, a team of researchers performing a study on medical cannabis came to a startling conclusion: The ...
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Why biotech firms are jumping into the cannabis business

As biotechnology embraces the legal cannabis industry, not a few of its executives are grappling with a dilemma: what will ...
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Dissecting the cannabis genome in the quest for a better bud and effective medicines

Cannabis cultivators have little firm knowledge about the genetics of the plant. Researchers hope to change that ...