Adrian Devitt-Lee is Project CBD’s chief science writer and a PhD candidate in applied math at the University College in London. He is the co-author of several articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Physiology, F1000Research, SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, and Physica A.
A flawed study by Harvard scientists claims that marijuana smokers get into more car accidents even when they’re not high. Stoned driving should be considered when assessing the public health impact of cannabis, but not disproportionate to the established harm.
The research is in. Scientists have discovered a cure for cannabis addiction — and it turns out to be cannabis! Adrian Devitt-Lee explores how a new JAMA study illustrates a larger problem in the scientific community: Hypothesizing After the Results are Known.
One of the biggest issues with an unregulated drug market is the presence of adulterants. Many of the adulterants found in samples of LSD are potentially lethal - unlike the drug they intend to mimic.
Coroners in Illinois have attributed the death of an infant to the mother’s cannabis use. Given that cannabis use have never been shown to cause a lethal overdose the bar should be quite high for claiming that cannabis was the cause of death. And while their claim is sensational, the details to back it up are sparse.
Uruguayan researchers found that a low dose of cannabis increased some mating behaviors, a high dose reduced them, and any dose increased sensitivity to pleasurable touch.
The endocannabinoid system is increasingly recognized for its involvement in uterine function. Scientists have recently shown that anandamide levels could be a novel and non-invasive way to predict preterm labor.
High cannabis users consistently drive more slowly than those who don’t use. And when users aren’t high, they drive more cautiously and consistently than non-users. Researchers try to make this sound like a bad thing.
A letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) highlighted that legalizing adult use of cannabis is correlated with lower rates of teen use.
The EPA has refused to provide pesticide regulations for the cannabis industry. So states have to create their own regulations by banning and “recommending” the pesticides they deem appropriate. A new study examines batches of cannabis that failed pesticide screening in Oregon.
A recent publication described aspects of the interaction between CBD and clobazam but they’re a little late to the game