Study: Adult Use Marijuana Laws Do Not Adversely Impact Traffic Fatality Rates

Generic 23 June 2017 | 0 Comments

The enactment of statewide laws regulating the adult use and sale of cannabis is not associated with subsequent changes in traffic fatality rates, according to an analysis of traffic safety data (“Crash fatality rates after recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado”) published today in the American Journal of Public Health. Investigators from the University [...]

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Why the marijuana and tobacco policy camps are on very different paths

Did you know that? 10 June 2017 | 0 Comments

New research looked at diverging trajectories of cannabis and tobacco policies in the US and attempts to explain some of the reasoning behind the different paths, while discussing possible implications.

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Washington: Support For Marijuana Policy Reform Surges Post-Legalization

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Public support for marijuana legalization has surged in Washington state in the years following the enactment of legislation permitting the commercial production and retail sale of the plant, according to survey data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Fifty-five percent of voters approved the voter-initiated measure in 2012. Investigators with the Public Health [...]

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Genetic factors may contribute to adverse effects produced by synthetic cannabinoids

Did you know that? 24 April 2017 | 0 Comments

Synthetic cannabinoid abuse is a growing problem in the US. New discoveries tied to genetic factors that increase a person’s risk for experiencing the most dangerous effects of these drugs could lead to more effective treatments and antidotes.

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Poll: Support For Legalizing Marijuana At Record High

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More than six in ten Americans believe that the social use of marijuana should be legal for adults, according to nationwide polling data provided by CBS News. The percentage marks a significant increase since 2013, when only 45 percent of respondents endorsed legalization, and it is among the highest levels of public support ever reported [...]

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