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Marijuana Research

Matt Ferner

DEA Wants To Triple Government's Marijuana Production For Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

The Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday recommended that the federal government produce almost 900 pounds of marijuana for research in 2015, ...

Matt Ferner

Feds To Spend Millions On Marijuana For Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

The federal government announced Monday that it is prepared to spend tens of millions of dollars on marijuana research through the University of Missi...

Matt Ferner

Doctors Call On DEA To Reschedule Marijuana For Medical Research Purposes

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is requesting that the Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify marijuana as a less harmful substance in order to...

Marijuana May Hold Promise As Treatment For PTSD

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.22.2014 | Science

More than 5 million people suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) annually, and new research suggests that cannabis may help th...

Long-Term Marijuana Use Linked To Abnormalities In Key Brain Region

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 11.11.2014 | Science

Pot smokers say marijuana is a mind-expanding drug, but a new study conducted at The University of Texas at Dallas links heavy, long-term use of marij...

Matt Ferner

Feds Are Increasing Their Marijuana Growth Because Of Cannabinoid Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

The federal government is currently growing a lot more marijuana than it has in the past because it expects higher demand from researchers for cannabi...

Fired Professor Isn't Giving Up On Marijuana Research

AP | ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 07.20.2014 | College

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Veterans, medical marijuana activists and scientists welcomed the first federally approved research into pot as a treatment for ...

Petition To Reinstate Marijuana Scientist Gets Thousands Of Signatures

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

A petition demanding that the University of Arizona reinstate a research scientist fired after she won federal approval to study marijuana for militar...

Matt Ferner

Members Of Congress Demand Increased Access To Marijuana For Research Purposes

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

Thirty members of Congress, led by Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), H. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)...

The DEA: Four Decades of Impeding and Rejecting Science

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Ethan Nadelmann

It's increasingly clear that entrusting decisions involving medical science to the DEA is akin to leaving the fox in charge of the henhouse. And what's most striking is how little scrutiny the DEA has faced from Congress or other federal overseers.

Fake Pot Popular Among Teens May Cause Stroke

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A synthetic marijuana popular among teens may cause strokes, a University of Southern Florida study found. USF Neurologists published news of the p...

Researchers Testing Pot For Effects Of Contaminants

AP | DAVE COLLINS | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The microscope at the University of New Haven, set at 10-times magnification, shows a marijuana leaf covered with dozens of...

Marijuana Reduces Risk Of Common Type Of Cancer, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.14.2013 | Los Angeles

People who smoke marijuana may be less likely to get bladder cancer than those who smoke cigarettes, a new study says. Kaiser Permanente researcher...

The Marijuana Myth: What If Everything You Think You Know About This Plant Is Wrong?

Laurel Dewey | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Laurel Dewey

A strange thing kept happening. The more I dug into what some opponents refer to as "the green menace," the more I continued to find research studies I wasn't aware existed.