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Long Term Cannabis Exposure “Not Associated With Significant Effects On Lung Function”

Study: Long Term Cannabis Exposure "Not Associated With Significant Effects On Lung Function" Thursday, 15 January 2015 "The pattern of marijuana's effects seems to be distinctly different when compared to that of tobacco use," study says Atlanta, GA: The inhalation of one marijuana cigarette per day over a 20-year period is not associated with adverse changes in lung health, according to data published online ahead…
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RAND Study: Vermont, And Other States, Have Various Options On How To Legalize Marijuana

Montpelier, VT: The RAND Corporation has produced a 218-page report at the request of the Vermont legislature and Governor Peter Shumlin (D) to review the options that Vermont, and other jurisdictions, have to create legalization policies for marijuana. A group of well-established cannabis policy experts from numerous universities were tasked with six basic research questions: What are the decisions confronting jurisdictions that are considering alternatives…
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Increased Survival In Brain Injury Patients

Marijuana Use Is Associated With Increased Survival In Brain Injury Patients Thursday, 09 October 2014 Torrance, CA: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients with a history of cannabis use possess increased survival rates compared to non-users, according to data published this month in the journal The American Medical Center investigators conducted a three-year retrospective review of brain trauma patients. Data from 446 separate cases of similarly…
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New York Times Endorses Statewide Marijuana Reform Initiatives

New York, NY, Thursday, 09 October 2014: The editors of the New York Times have opined in favor of the passage of pending initiatives in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, DC that seek to dramatically liberalize those regions' marijuana three proposed measures are all "worthy of passage," the editors acknowledged. They added that the federal ban on cannabis is "misguided." "t's better for the states to take…
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Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Likelihood Of Domestic Violence

Buffalo, NY, Thursday, 28 August 2014: Marijuana use by newly married couples is predictive of less frequent incidences of intimate partner violence perpetration, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Investigators at Yale University, Rutgers, and the University of Buffalo assessed over 600 couples to determine whether husbands or wives use of cannabis was predictive of…
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Connecticut: Governor Signs Hemp Feasibility Measure Into Law

Hartford, CT:  Gov. Dannel Malloy this week signed legislation, House Bill 5476, to study the feasibility of establishing a regulated commercial hemp industry. The measure calls on the three state agencies, The Department of Agriculture, the Department of Consumer Protection, and the Department of Economic and Community Development to evaluate the feasibility of legalizing the possession, production, and sale of industrial hemp "for the purpose…
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Vermont: Majority Supports Regulating Retail Marijuana Sales

Montpelier, VT: A strong majority of Vermonters support regulating the commercial production and retail sales of marijuana for adults, according to a statewide Castleton Polling Institute surveycommissioned by the Marijuana Policy Project. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said that they support "changing Vermont law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, so retailers would be licensed to sell marijuana to adults 21 and older." Only…
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Connecticut: Majority Of Voters Support Legalizing Marijuana

Hamden, CT, Thursday, 15 May 2014: Nine out of ten Connecticut voters support legalizing the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and a majority support allowing adults to possess the plant for any purpose, according to the results of a recent statewide Quinnipiac University poll. Fifty-two percent of voters support allowing adults "to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use." Forty-five percent of respondents…
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