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Cannabis: Health & Psychology Research

Limited Research on Cannabis Use in the U.S.

Due to the limited availability of funding and access, research on cannabis use in the United States is lacking:

...[T]he federal government has not legalized cannabis and continues to enforce restrictive policies and regulations on research into the health harms or benefits of cannabis products that are available to consumers in a majority of states. As a result, research on the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids has been limited in the United States, leaving patients, health care professionals, and policy makers without the evidence they need to make sound decisions regarding the use of cannabis and cannabinoids. This lack of evidence-based information on the health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids poses a public health risk. (p. 387)

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2017). The health effects of cannabis and cannabinoids: The current state of evidence and recommendations for research. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24625.

PubMed: Health Sciences Research Literature

The subject headings for this topic are:

  • Cannabis
  • Cannabinoids
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Marijuana Use

PsycINFO: Psychology Research Literature

The subject headings for this topic are: 

  • Cannabis
  • Cannabinoids
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana Usage

Medicinal Research Related Organizations

Latest Research: Clinical Trials from PubMed

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