Archived articles


Brain science
Marijuana and the teenage brain
Published Oct 31, 2023
Researchers found that high levels of THC in adolescent mice caused brain immune cell changes linked to increased risk of psychiatric disorders and learning problems
The science and safety of marijuana
Published July 10, 2023
Experimental psychologist Ryan Vandrey discusses the science and safety of recreational cannabis on the heels of legalization in Maryland
Pain management
Cannabis and athletes
Published July 20, 2021
Epidemiologist and former Olympic triathlete Joanna Zeiger is breaking barriers in cannabis research for pain and recovery treatment.
What is CBD and what are its health benefits?
Published Jan 3, 2020
Hopkins expert Ryan Vandrey discusses the 'cure-all' myths associated with the drug and findings from his recent studies of cannabidiol
Medical marijuana
A sea change in CBD drug policy?
Published Oct 2, 2018
The DEA announced a shift Friday that clears the way for the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant to make its way to market
A joint presentation
Published Fall 2018
The burgeoning cannabis industry holds opportunities for savvy entrepreneurs and curious scientists alike / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Buyer beware
Credible edibles?
Published June 24, 2015
Mislabeled medical marijuana edibles put buyers at risk for unintentional overdose (or underdose) / Hopkins Medicine
Joint research
Secondhand high study
Published May 15, 2015
Concentrated exposure to marijuana smoke can cause range of detectable effects for nonsmokers, researchers find / Hopkins Medicine
Pot policy advice
Published May 7, 2015
JHU researchers suggest strategies to keep legal marijuana out of hands of kids / School of Public Health
Joint research
Alternative medicine?
Published Aug 26, 2014
Prescription drug overdose deaths lower in states with legal medical marijuana, study shows