Cannabis Access Consistently Linked With Lower Opioid Use: Studies

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Patients routinely reduce or eliminate their use of prescription opiates following the use of medical cannabis; two recently published studies reaffirm this relationship. In the first study, published by the Minnesota Department of Health, investigators assessed the prescription drug use patterns of 2,245 intractable pain patients participating in the state’s medical cannabis access program. Among [...]

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Meta-Analysis: Studies Refute Claims That Medical Cannabis Access Encourages Teen Use

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The enactment of statewide laws regulating the use and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes is not associated with increased marijuana use among young people, according to a review of relevant studies published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Columbia University, the RAND Corporation, the University of California at Davis, and [...]

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Developing a roadside test for marijuana intoxication isn’t as easy as it sounds

Did you know that? 25 January 2018 | 0 Comments

As marijuana legalization gains momentum in the United States, researchers worry about keeping the public safe, particularly on the roads. Recent studies have identified new biomarkers that can be used to estimate a person’s recent cannabinoid intake. But, using those markers to judge cognitive and behavioral impairment is complex, say toxicologists.

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Election: Ohio City Completely Depenalizes Marijuana

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Athens, Ohio: The Athens Cannabis Ordinance – better known as “TACO” – to completely remove all penalties for possessing, cultivating, and gifting of up to 200 grams of marijuana was approved by voters on election day by a vote of 77 percent to 23 percent. In November 2016, four Ohio municipalities – Newark, Logan, Roseville, and Bellaire [...]

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All Time High: New Poll Shows Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

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Source: Gallup A record percentage of US adults, including majorities of Democrats, Independents, and for the first time ever, Republicans, believe that the adult use of marijuana should be legal, according to polling data released today by Gallup. Sixty-four percent of adults believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States” — the highest percentage [...]

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