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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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

Posted by in Marijuana, Research, Uncategorized

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

Posted by in Marijuana, Research, Uncategorized

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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Youth marijuana use still stubbornly high

Dec 16, 15 Youth marijuana use still stubbornly high

Posted by in Marijuana, Research, Uncategorized

Drug use is down in just about every category but one: Youth marijuana use remains stubbornly high, according to the latest Monitoring the Future study.

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Epidiolex helping kids with epilepsy

Dec 10, 15 Epidiolex helping kids with epilepsy

Posted by in Marijuana, Research, Uncategorized

Epidiolex, which is now in clinical trials, is widely considered among healthcare experts to be the safer experimental option for treating forms of severe childhood epilepsy than the non-purified CBD oils typically found in medical marijuana dispensaries, such as “Charlotte’s Web.”

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ASAM marijuana policy updated

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) continues to oppose marijuana legalization and recommends that jurisdictions that already have sanctioned the sale of marijuana products prohibit those sales to anyone under age 25, according to its recently updated “Public Policy Statement on Marijuana, Cannabinoids and Legalization.

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Legal marijuana’s impact on CO troubling

Sep 15, 15 Legal marijuana’s impact on CO troubling

Posted by in Marijuana, Research, Uncategorized

Marijuana-related problems of public health and safety are worsening in Colorado, according to a new federal report released today by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, or HIDTA.

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Feds ease rules on cannabis research

Jun 22, 15 Feds ease rules on cannabis research

Posted by in Marijuana, Research, Uncategorized

The White House today announced its intention to lift a bureaucratic requirement identified as an impediment to scientific research of cannabis. The move is consistent with calls from a group of bipartisan lawmakers and from recommendations issued in May by Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM), a nonprofit organization focused on...

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CO adult pot use almost double national average

Jun 16, 15 CO adult pot use almost double national average

Posted by in Marijuana, Research, Uncategorized

A new statewide study funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment found that 13.6 percent of Colorado adults are regular users of marijuana — almost double the rate (7.4 percent) of the entire United States, according to recent Health and Human Services studies. The study also found 1 in 5 marijuana...

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