Browsing archives for September, 2015

Study: Patients Report Substituting Cannabis For Booze, Prescription Drugs

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Patients who possess legal access to cannabis frequently substitute it in place of alcohol and prescription drugs, according to survey data published online in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Investigators from the University of Victoria in British Columbia assessed the influence of medical marijuana access on other drug-taking behaviors in a cohort of 473 [...]

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Multicenter study examines safety of medical cannabis in treatment of chronic pain

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A Canadian research team has completed a national multicenter study looking at the safety of medical cannabis use among patients suffering from chronic pain. They found that patients with chronic pain who used cannabis daily for one year, when carefully monitored, did not have an increase in serious adverse events compared to pain patients who [...]

FBI: Uptick In Marijuana Arrests In 2014

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The total number of marijuana-related arrests nationwide rose in 2014, despite the implementation of legalization laws in two states, according to data released today by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to the 2014 Uniform Crime Report, police made 700,993 arrests for marijuana-related offenses, some 7,500 more arrests than were reported in 2013. Of [...]

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The Boston Freedom Rally: Time To Finish the Job and Fully Legalize It

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I just returned last evening from the 26th annual Boston Freedom Rally on the historic Boston Common, a lovely event that has become more celebration than protest as Massachusetts moves ever closer to ending prohibition and fully legalizing marijuana. The weather this year was fabulous, with bright blue autumn New England skies and comfortable fall [...]

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Studies: Fewer Teens Using Marijuana, Younger Adolescents More Likely To Voice Disapproval

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Self-reported use of marijuana by high-school students is significantly lower today than it was 15 years ago, according to an analysis of CDC data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore assessed data compiled by US Center for Disease Control’s National Youth [...]

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