Massachussetts Medical Marijuana Blog

Does Marijuana Increase Violent Behavior?

Does Marijuana Increase Violent Behavior?

Politicians who are against the legalization of recreational or medical marijuana sometimes argue that these measures should be prohibited, or in some states reversed, because Cannabis use increases the level of violence in society. However, the reality is that...

Does Marijuana Lower Your IQ?

Does Marijuana Lower Your IQ?

Often the stereotypical “stoner” is depicted as moving, thinking, and speaking slowly. It’s an image that’s been reinforced for decades, making appearance after appearance in late-night comedies like Up in Smoke, The Big Lebowski, and Pineapple Express. Whether you...

Is Cannabis Safer than Tobacco?

Is Cannabis Safer than Tobacco?

Comparisons between cannabis and tobacco are inevitable. After all, both are plants, both can be smoked, both produce intoxicating effects, both are tightly regulated, and both are used by millions of people. How different could they really be? In fact, the difference...

Who Funds Marijuana Research in the United States?

Who Funds Marijuana Research in the United States?

Funding can be difficult for medical researchers to come by, particularly those who study niche or controversial medications. Because of its legal status at the federal level, getting funding to research medical marijuana (Cannabis) can be especially difficult,...