Study: No rise in youth marijuana use following legalization

Neither the enactment of medical marijuana or adult-use legalization laws have led to an uptick in young people’s consumption of cannabis, according to data published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. 

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. 

You do not need to reside in this state to get a commercial marijuana license there

A federal court judge has struck down regulations barring out-of-state companies from operating marijuana dispensaries. At issue was a 2011 rule mandating that licensed medical cannabis retailers must be in-state residents. In her ruling, US District Court Judge Nancy Torres opined that Maine’s medical cannabis industry is not “wholly interstate” – as dispensaries are permitted to sell … Continue reading You do not need to reside in this state to get a commercial marijuana license there

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