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Tagged With: Changes

Study: Alcohol Use, But Not Cannabis, Associated With Changes In Brain Structure

Alcohol consumption is associated with negative changes in gray matter volume and in white matter integrity, while cannabis use is not, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Oregon Health & Science University evaluated neuroimaging data among adults (ages 18 to … Continue reading »

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Study: No Increase In Problematic Cannabis Use By Young People Following Changes In Marijuana’s Legal Status

Yet another study has once again affirmed that the regulation of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes is not associated with increases in problematic cannabis use by young people. Writing in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, federal investigators from the US National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration evaluated … Continue reading »

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Two New Virginia Laws Foreshadow Larger Cannabis Policy Changes

A common cliché for overcoming a difficult obstacle asks, “how do you eat an elephant?” The answer is, “one bite at a time.” In Virginia politics, the tough question facing cannabis policy reform advocates is, “how do you change the minds of political Elephants?” The answer is, “one law at a time.” Although progress in cannabis reform has been slow in … Continue reading »

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Massachusetts: Reject Tax Hike — No More Changes to Question 4

Update: House leaders abruptly pulled the bill from the calendar after hearing complaints from constituents. Update: Governor Charlie Baker has expressed skepticism regarding the proposed tax increase. You have spoken. Are your elected officials listening? On Election Day, 54 percent of voters decided in favor of Question 4: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act … Continue reading »

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Florida Department Of Health Seeks Changes To Amendment Two and NORML Responds

More than 70 percent of Floridians voted on Election Day in favor of Amendment 2 to regulate patients’ access to medical marijuana. However, newly proposed rules by the Department of Health seek to significantly amend this measure in a manner that undermines the law’s intent and is contrary to patients’ needs. This week, town hall … Continue reading »

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Studies: Changes In Marijuana’s Legal Status Not Associated With Increased Use By Young People

Changes in marijuana’s legal status under state law is not associated with increased cannabis use or with its perceived availability by young people, according to pair of recently published studies. In the first study, published online in the journal Substance Use & Misuse, researchers at Columbia University in New York surveyed the marijuana use habits … Continue reading »

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