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Long-term cannabis use linked to muted stress response WSU study shows

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

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Cuttler, McLaughlin

PULLMAN, Wash. – A new study by Washington State University psychology researchers reveals a dampened physiological response to stress in chronic cannabis users. » More …

April 14: Research panel discusses marijuana legalization

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

cannabis leavesSPOKANE, Wash. – A panel discussion about the effects of legalized marijuana in Washington, Oregon and Colorado will be part of the annual Washington State University Spokane Inland Northwest Research Symposium on Friday, April 14. » More …

Research examines effect of pot legalization on policing

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

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Mary Stohr

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers are undertaking a $1 million, three-year study of how the state’s legalization of marijuana has affected law enforcement and crime. The study will look at state, county and tribal police jurisdictions, as well as policing in neighboring states. » More …

June 9-12: Breath test, cancer on medicinal plants agenda

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

DhingraSPOKANE, Wash. – Marijuana and other medicinal plants are the focus of a research conference hosted by Washington State University in Spokane June 9-12. » More …

Medical marijuana: Hunter-gatherer users have fewer worms

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Hagen-EdVANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found that the more hunter-gatherers smoke cannabis, the less they are infected by intestinal worms. The link suggests that they may unconsciously be, in effect, smoking medical marijuana. » More …

March 23: Marijuana laws, policy compared, considered

By Jeffrey Dennison, WSU Tri-Cities

LovrichRICHLAND, Wash. – A comparison of Washington and Colorado public policy following marijuana legalization and the impact on the rest of the country will be discussed at 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, in the Washington State University Tri-Cities East Auditorium, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland. » More …

Oct. 2: Professor to deliver cannabis lecture at WSU Tri-Cities

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities communications intern

Craft-80RICHLAND, Wash. – A free, public, research presentation on the effects of cannabis use among men and women will be discussed at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the East Building Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland. » More …

Females more sensitive to cannabis; males get munchies

By Becky Phillips, University Communications

Craft-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Smoking today’s concentrated pot might be risky business for women, according to new research from Washington State University. The study is the first to demonstrate sex differences in the development of tolerance to THC. » More …

Research: Women more sensitive to, affected by marijuana

By Nicholas Deshais, Washington State Magazine

Rebecca-Craft-80PULLMAN, Wash. – After decades of researching gender differences in the effects of drugs, Rebecca Craft has found that females using marijuana are likelier than men to become dependent on the drug and suffer more severe withdrawals. » More …