In February’s Cannabis Science Update:
- New clinical trial data published online by The Journal of Pain, indicates that the administration of vaporized, low-THC cannabis mitigates pain in subjects with neuropathy. http://norml.org/news/2013/01/03/study-vaporized-low-potency-cannabis-mitigates-neuropathic-pain
- Another recent study challenges previous work linking cannabis use and lower IQ, but the authors of the original paper are standing by their findings. http://healthland.time.com/2013/01/15/new-research-questions-marijuanas-impact-in-lowering-iq/#ixzz2IjDjwkdg
- An additional study finds no evidence that per se drugged driving laws reduce traffic fatalities. Full text of the study, "Per Se Drugged Driving Laws and Traffic Fatalities" is available online at: http://ftp.iza.org/dp7048.pdf
- Survey data recently published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence shows that British Consumers strongly prefer organic cannabis to retail herbal products that contain synthetic cannabinoid agonists. http://norml.org/news/2013/01/10/study-consumers-prefer-natural-cannabis-over-synthetic-marijuana-herbal-products
- Full text of the study, "Synthetic cannabis: A comparison of patterns of use and effect profile with natural cannabis in a large global sample," appears in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
- An Amsterdam study finds that the availability of cannabis retail outlets in The Netherlands is not associated with greater incidences of cannabis use or an increase in the intensity of the public's consumption of cannabis. http://norml.org/news/2013/01/03/study-cannabis-retail-outlets-not-associated-with-rise-in-cannabis-use
- Full text of the study, "Cannabis use and proximity to coffee shops in the Netherlands," appears in the European Journal of Criminology.
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Cannabis Science Update is a regular feature of the KMUD radio show, Cannabis Consciousness (1:30-3:00pm on the first Sun. of every month), and is written by Kerry Reynolds, read by Harold Day, and recorded by Dave Smith.