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UC Berkeley is launching a new centre for psychedelic research

The centre’s cofounders include UC Berkeley neuroscientist David Presti, psychologist Dacher Keltner, and journalism professor Michael Pollan

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Research Roundup: hemp extract can protect bees from pesticides, Polish scientists discover

They found that insects that had been exposed to pesticides and then treated with the hemp extract lived as long as those that had never been exposed to pesticides

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There’s no cure for pain, but cannabis could be a powerful tool for harm reduction

A growing body of research seems to point to cannabis as a means by which opioid users can decrease their dependence on more harmful drugs

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Research Roundup: does pot affect work performance?; patients say primary care providers lack cannabis knowledge

Also: according to research out of the University of Waterloo, U.S. consumers have positive perceptions of the legal cannabis market

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Research Roundup: women who use cannabis have better sex; pot is “reverse gateway drug”

Do women who use cannabis have better sex lives? One recently published study suggests that the answer is yes

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Research Roundup: CBD mouthwashes are more effective; THC might fight inflammation

Researchers observed that THC blocked the cytokines that cause inflammation and damage to the lungs

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Research Roundup: older cannabis users healthier than peers; CBD aids dogs with osteoarthritis

Also: Israeli clinical trial shows microdoses of THC can effectively relieve pain

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Beware of bong lung: new research shows risks faced by heavy cannabis users

Researchers in New Zealand found that heavy cannabis users are prone to bronchitis—and worse

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Canadian researchers say they’ve identified the ideal age to start using cannabis

The team studied 40,000 Canadians aged between 21 and 65 years over the course of a year

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