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Global Drug Survey looks into improving marijuana experience

In Research Topics, Top Stories by Dr. Tim Sandle, Ph.D.

A major international drug survey seeks to improve the experience of using marijuana for both medicinal and social purposes, as well as look into the use of other drugs. The Global Drug Survey, first introduced in 2011, will focus this year on marijuana. By the time the survey has been completed, the organizers hope that around 22,000 people will have …

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Survey: Patients prefer natural medical marijuana over marijuana pharmaceuticals

In Feature Stories by David Silverberg

A new study found medical marijuana patients are more satisifed with natural cannabis compared to pharmaceutical-based marijuana products. According to new research published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, patients are more satisfied overall with natural cannabis. Pharmaceutical preparations only scored higher in 1 of 9 categories measured, which was “ease of preparation and intake,” as the survey suggested. Patients seem to …

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Survey: Majority of U.S. parents support medical marijuana legalization

In Advocacy, Children, Top Stories by David Silverberg

A new survey recently revealed that a majority of American parents support medical marijuana legalization. Parents overwhelmingly believe that, like alcohol, marijuana should only be legal for adults over the age of 21. The online survey, conducted by The Partnership at, a hardline critic of drug use, found “that despite shifting attitudes in support of marijuana legalization, the risks of marijuana – especially …