CO marijuana use steadily climbs since legalization

Dec 23, 16 CO marijuana use steadily climbs since legalization

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Two federal surveys tracking drug use rates show marijuana use continues to rise in Colorado. Monitoring the Future First, let’s look at the national Monitoring the Future study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This survey of students in grades 8, 10 and 12 shows...

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DEA: marijuana drug scheduling stays, research expands

After many months of rigorous review that included careful evaluation of the world body of science, the Obama administration’s Drug Enforcement Administration announced today that marijuana’s Schedule 1 drug classification will remain intact, and the number of sites allowed to grow the drug for research will expand. The...

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Colorado youth marijuana use IS on the rise

Given that the health of American youth is in question and that so many states base their policies on reports issued by the State of Colorado, it is important to understand what the 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey (HKCS) actually tells us. The survey’s results are gleaned from voluntarily self-reported information collected...

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CDC study omits marijuana states

Jun 09, 16 CDC study omits marijuana states

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The marijuana states of Colorado, Oregon and Washington are not included in the 2015 state-level Centers for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) study released today. Those states either did not participate or did not have adequate participation to produce results. The study released today found...

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Marijuana study has limitations

Jun 01, 16 Marijuana study has limitations

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It’s important to understand a study’s limitations and how it fits into larger context. It is also to important to guard against news coverage and interpretations of research that make claims the data do not support.

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Pueblo docs lead fight against commercial marijuana

Commercial marijuana threatens public health, taxpayer resources, Pueblo’s three largest healthcare providers said in support of a ballot measure to end it.

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UN supports international drug conventions

The United Nations has reaffirmed its commitment to upholding the international drug conventions that are the cornerstone of world drug policy. That’s a blow to marijuana legalization advocates.

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GAO pillories DOJ marijuana law enforcement

The U.S. Justice Department has failed to track marijuana’s impact on the nation and specific states where the drug has been sanctioned, according to a report released by the independent, nonpartisan Government Accountability Office.

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DEA eases CBD research requirements

Dec 24, 15 DEA eases CBD research requirements

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Research of cannabidiol, a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant, has been made easier because of new regulations released this week by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Colorado leads nation in youth pot use

Dec 18, 15 Colorado leads nation in youth pot use

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Colorado leads the nation in youth pot use, according to a look at all 50 states and D.C., according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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