The University of New Mexico has released a new study showing the ability to legally purchase cannabis creates a significant reduction in opoid usage. Applicants had a 17 times higher age- and gender-adjusted odds of ceasing opioid prescriptions when medicinal cannabis was available
The Obama guidance that allows states to legalize marijuana, and stops the federal government from intervening, looks to remain in effect. The Attorney General Jeff Sessions also stated that heroin is more dangerous than cannabis.
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Here are some of the points to the new California regulations. Edibles can only have 100 milligrams, tinctures can only have 1,000 milligrams, Deliveries are allowed. Also businesses may not mix it with alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, or seafood.
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A study published in the journal of Prevention Science came out with these finding. The study did show that above the age of 26 cannabis usage does increase in states with legal cannabis.
Kentucky’s Secretary of States announced they are working on a task force to look into how to regulate and implement medical marijuana if legalized. While they have no plans for legalization yet they now have a group set up to help the state when/if cannabis is legalized.
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This finding was created after 57% of people admitted to driving a motor vehicle 2 hours after consuming marijuana. So the participants in the study may not believe its okay to drive while high. Furthermore the majority of people in the state do not believe its safe to drive under the influence of cannabis.
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The money will be spent on hiring and retaining teachers. Up to 3,000 teaching jobs across the state may need to be filled, with some positions being unfilled for years. Currently officials are compiling a list for the best way to spend the money to achieve this goal.
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According to the journal Psychopharmacology a double blind placebo controlled study of 24 smokers found that tobacco does not make cannabis more rewarding when mixed. However some might mix the two to make it last longer or keep the burn easier.
The governor signed this bill on Veterans day as a sign of support towards them. The governor says around 19,000 New Yorkers with PTSD could be helped by this law..
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The couples insurance agent believed their hibiscus plants was marijuana. They claim police officers pointed assaults rifles at them, placed them in a police cruiser for four hours while searching the property, and caused damage to their property.