The CannaDems White Papers features a comprehensive list of technical whitepapers, covering topics such as cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, consumption, security, and economics and many more. These white papers have been collected from other sources; we do not own these papers.
This page will be updated regularly with new and updated whitepapers and reports.
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- An Evaluation of Data from Drivers Arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Relation to Per se Limits for Cannabis; AAA Foundation (May 2016)
- Taking it to a molecular level, the AAA Foundation researches the different true-or-false markers of cannabis driving impairment.
- Medical Cannabis Access for Pain Treatment; Americans for Safe Access (August 2016)
- The opioid crisis on the decline thanks to cannabis therapeutics. Alcohol consumption decreasing as well. Ultimately Resulting in less crime. And what does cannabis have to do with it?
- Drug and Alcohol Crash Risk; Richard P Compton & Amy Berning (February 2015)
- A fair look at the way we look at statistics on drug and alcohol impairment and the contradictory estimates of risk involved.
- Marijuana Arrests Outnumber Those for Violent Crimes, Study Finds; Timothy Williams, New York Times (October 12, 2016)
- Are cops spending all their time arresting stoners and letting the violent offenders roam free?
- Where will Medical marijuana patients get their medicine?; Americans for Safe Access (October 2015)
- A white paper from American for Safe Access guiding communities and counties in crafting equitable regulations of medical cannabis access.
- Science Says: Stoned Driving Unchill; Drunk Driving Worse; Kindland (March 2016)
- What is worse? Driving drunk or driving stoned?
- Science Says Less and Less Americans Are Afraid of Weed Every Day; Kindland (September 2016)
- The demand for cannabis is rising, or the numbers are finally publicly out! More American adults are smoking cannabis, and veteran cannabis smokers are smoking more.
- Environmental Risks and Opportunities in Cannabis Cultivation; Michael O’Hare, Daniel L Sanchez, and Peter Alstone (June 28, 2013)
- A whitepaper from Back of the Envelope Calculations and Berkeley researchers analyzing the risks and opportunities in cannabis cultivation.
- CBD, over Sativa Cannabis, extract inhibits cell growth and induces apoptosis in cervical cancer cells; Sindiswa T Lukhele, Lesetja R Motadi (2016)
- Can CBD extract inhibit cell growth in cervical cancer?
- Clinical Evidence for Medicinal Cannabis: Epilepsy, Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis; University of Sydney Community Placement Program in Partnership with MGC Pharmaceuticals
- Clinical evidence for medicinal cannabis in helping with epilepsy, cancer, and multiple sclerosis
- Leafly Exclusive: GW Pharma is Moving CBD Bills on the Down Low; Bruce Barcott (February 17, 2017)
- With prohibition, you leave people and industries vulnerable – yet we still have a federal ban on cannabis, meanwhile British pharmaceuticals may see their moment.
- Harvard Study: Smoking Weed Improves Brain Functions; Kirkland (November 2016)
- Forget the stoner myth – cannabis might actually be helping the brain?
- Study Shows Weed Could Treat Alzheimer’s Disease; Kindland (June 20, 2016)
- Can THC help treat Alzheimer’s disease?
- Medicinal Uses of Marijuana and Cannabinoids; Franjo Grotenhermen (February 2017)
- This is a review on clinical studies which have been published over the past 40 years on medical uses of cannabis.
- The Endocannabinoid System, Cannabinoids, and Pain; Perry G Fine & Mark J Rosenfeld (October 2013)
- This review will provide the reader with the foundational basic and clinical science linking the endocannabinoid system and the phytocannabinoids with their potentially therapeutic role in the management of chronic pain.
- Discovery of the Endocanabinoid System; Martin A Lee (2010)
Legality & Policy
- Marijuana Odor Perception: Studies modeled from probably cause cases; Richard L Doty, Thomas Wudarski, David A Marshall, Lloud Hastings (April 2004)
- Data from two empirical studies based on actual legal cases [of marijuana small for probable cause] are presented and analyzed. Can humans detect cannabis smell in simulated real-life situations, and how would this change the issue of probable cause.
- Dose of Reality – The effect of state marijuana legalizations; Angela Dills, Sietse Goffard, and Jeffrey Miron (date)
- A policy analysis from the CATO Institute on the state of state-sanctioned marijuana legalizations [in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska]. It analyzes arguments posed for and against cannabis legalization.
- Pathways Report: Policy Options for regulationa marijuana in California; Blue Ribbon Commission (2016)
Taxes & Economics
- HdL – Medical Marijuana Fiscal Analysis prepared for Monterey County; HdL Company (May 7, 2016)
- Medical Marijuana Fiscal Analysis for Monterey County from HdL
- Costs of US prescription opioid epidemic estimated at $78.5 billion; Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (September 2016)
- The cost of prescription is killing us almost as quickly as the pills themselves!
- Medical marijuana laws and adolescent marijuana use in the USA from 1991 to 2014: results from annual, repeated cross-sectional surveys; Deborah S Hasin, Melanie Wall, Katherine M Keyes, Magdalena Cerda, John Schulenbergh, Patrick M O’Malley, Sandro Galea, Rosalie Pacula, Tianshu Feng (June 16, 2015)
- 24 years of national data from the USA has been compiled together and examined to analyze the relationship between state medical marijuana laws and adolescent use of cannabis.