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The benefits and harms of marijuana, explained by the most thorough research review yet - Vox

Marijuana has been with humans in some way or another for thousands of years. But after all this time, there is still a lot of public debate about what, exactly, pot's risks and benefits are. A recent review of the research from the National Academies ...and more »

Massive marijuana report reveals drug's many health effects - New Atlas

There's been no shortage of studies conducted over the years on the effects of marijuana use. But the focus of those studies can be as varied as their conclusions, making it a challenge to wade through the reams of information and get a full read on ...and more »

The good, bad, and unknown about marijuana's health effects - STAT

EW YORK — It can almost certainly ease chronic pain and might help some people sleep, but it's also likely to raise the risk of getting schizophrenia and might trigger heart attacks. Those are among the conclusions about marijuana reached by a federal ...and more »

11 key findings from one of the most comprehensive reports ever on the health effects of marijuana - Business Insider

The change in attitudes toward cannabis and in legal access to marijuana around the US over the past several years is staggering. As of last fall, 57% of adults in the US said they thought marijuana should be legal, with only 37% taking the opposing ...and more »

Most marijuana medicinal benefits are inconclusive, wide-ranging study finds - The Guardian

Study of 10,000 reports into cannabis finds only enough evidence to support therapeutic use for chemotherapy patients, chronic pain and multiple sclerosis. Jessica Glenza in New York. @JessicaGlenza. Thu 12 Jan 2017 17.29 EST Last modified on Wed 20 ...and more »

Pot has some medical benefits, US Academies say, but obstacles to research loom - Science Magazine

There is “conclusive or substantial evidence” that marijuana or related compounds can effectively treat chronic pain, nausea caused by chemotherapy treatment for cancer, and spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis, according to a report published today ...and more »

National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science - The Scientist

WIKIMEDIA, HUPU2Researchers have been studying the effects of smoking marijuana, either for recreation or as a therapy, for decades. But even as use of the drug becomes ever more popular—and ever more legal—science still has a relatively poor grasp ...and more »

Massive scientific report on marijuana confirms medical benefits - Ars Technica

In a new 400-page analysis that blows through the current state of scientific knowledge on the health risks and benefits of marijuana, one of the strongest conclusions is that it can effectively treat chronic pain in some patients. The sweeping report ...and more »

Vast Review Of Cannabis Research Finds Medical, Legal Answers -- And Lack Thereof - Forbes

The ground-breaking cannabis industry gained over $1 billion in funding last year with growing pains to match, featuring not just hefty political concerns but numerous medical ones, from its long-term psychological impacts to seemingly immediate ...and more »

Marijuana's Health Effects? Top Scientists Weigh In - NPR

So far, more than half of all U.S. states have legalized marijuana for medical use, and eight (plus the District of Columbia) have legalized the drug for recreational use. Varieties of cannabis available today are more potent than ever and come in many ...and more »