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If Election 2016 has done anything, it has instilled in the American public renewed senses of fear and loathing in our political system. The choices in the presidential election-- and to a lesser extent, the Congressional elections -- have managed to unite the American people around a common theme: Just let this damn thing be over already.
A new report has found that cannabis legalization has resulted in something of a financial windfall for Colorado, with the economic effect of roughly $2.39 billion in 2015 alone.
According to the study -- released Tuesday by the Denver-based Marijuana Policy Group (MPG), which specializes in economic and market research -- the legalization and regulation of recreational cannabis has also resulted in the creation of over 18,000 full-time jobs.
This year will be a watershed in terms of cannabis legalization. Four states -- Arkansas, Florida, Montana, and North Dakota -- are looking to expand access to medical cannabis within their borders through the passage of ballot initiatives. Another five -- Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada -- seek to legalize the substance for recreational purposes. In all, the nine states represent a total of over 82 million Americans, almost a fourth of the entire country’s population.
A new study has found that those who consume cannabis at least once per day may be noticeably skinnier than those who do not consume the substance at all.
Researchers at the University of Miami (UM) have discovered through a study of over 13,000 adults that cannabis may be responsible for a noticeable decrease in a person's body-mass index, which is at odds with a common stereotype of cannabis users, according to the study's lead author.
A new study appearing in a renowned psychiatry journal throws cold water on the long-held belief that states with more liberalized cannabis laws will be more likely to see a rise in experimentation with cannabis among teenagers.
The study -- which is titled "Medical marijuana laws and adolescent marijuana use in the USA from 1991 to 2014" and appears in Lancet Psychiatry -- found that the rate of adolescent cannabis use is not effected by whether a state chooses to adopt laws allowing for the use of medical cannabis.
A new report identifying the factors children use to determine what foods to eat may be helpful in preventing accidental ingestions of cannabis by children. The report -- prepared by the University of Washington School of Law's Cannabis Law and Policy Project, for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) -- identifies certain aspects of food to which children pay the most attention. The report's findings could allow parents who possess cannabis edibles to exercise greater awareness over what their children are eating.
The administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is seeking to expand access to medical cannabis throughout the state, including amongst schoolchildren and those with "chronic intractable pain."
The recommended changes to the state's medical cannabis program were posted to the New York state Health Department's website, in keeping with a legal requirement to provide updates and proposals on the state's fledgling medical cannabis industry, which first went into effect this past January.
The Pennsylvania state government on Thursday released a draft of rules governing the state’s newly-created medical cannabis regime, providing a sign that the program is quickly taking shape and a guide for those who look to enter the state’s cannabis industry.
Canada has instituted an array of new regulations regarding the cultivation, use, and sale of medical cannabis, replacing many of the country’s existing regulations and moving its medical cannabis regime towards a more tolerant approach to the substance.