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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Colorado marijuana troubles grow

Aug 31, 16 Colorado marijuana troubles grow

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The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area has released its fourth report on the impact of marijuana on the state of Colorado. Problems associated with the drug continue trending in the wrong direction. The agency, also known as RMHIDTA, is part of a national network of federal offices charged with providing assistance...

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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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CBD for epilepsy treatment shows more promise

Mar 18, 16 CBD for epilepsy treatment shows more promise

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Epidiolex, pharmacy-grade CBD produced in accordance with federal law and FDA oversight, continues to show promise. Maker GW Pharmaceuticals is a pioneer in the research of CBD for epilepsy treatment.

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Legal drugs harm poor countries

My friend, George Ochieng Odalo, serves as director of the Slum Child Foundation, a nonprofit organization assisting children living on the streets and in the most unstable households of Nairobi, Kenya. Today, on his first visit to the United States, he will address the United Nations in New York City about how legal drugs harm...

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