Study finds enactment of adult-use marijuana laws is not associated with increased odds of youth use

The enactment of statewide marijuana legalization policies is not associated with increases in the use of cannabis by those ages 12 to 20 years of age, according to data published in the journal JAMA Open Network.

Delaware Supreme Court says marijuana odor isn’t grounds for warrantless arrest

In a 4-1 decision, the court determined that the smell of marijuana alone does not provide police with “reasonable grounds to believe” that either a felony has been committed or that a suspect “has committed a misdemeanor … in the officer’s presence.”

Study: Marijuana legalization not associated with upticks in vehicular accidents resulting in emergency room visits

The enactment of adult-use marijuana sales in Canada is not associated with any increase in motor vehicle injuries requiring hospitalization, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Top federal drug official admits adult marijuana legalization has not increased teen use

Data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control has reported that the number of adolescents admitted to drug treatment programs for marijuana-related issues has fallen precipitously in states that have legalized and regulated the adult-use market. 

Canada: No uptick in trauma patients testing positive for cannabis after legalization

The enactment of adult-use marijuana legalization is not associated with any immediate uptick in the percentage of trauma patients testing positive for past cannabis exposure, according to data published in the Canadian Journal of Surgery.  A team of researchers with Western University in London, Ontario evaluated adults admitted into a leading Canadian trauma center in the three months … Continue reading Canada: No uptick in trauma patients testing positive for cannabis after legalization

Proximity to marijuana retailers does not influence young people’s intention to use cannabis

Their findings are consistent with those of prior studies similarly concluding that the prevalence of cannabis retailers is not positively associated with increases in either marijuana use or access among younger people.