Medical Marijuana Laws Translate to Fewer Workplace Fatalities

Medical Marijuana Laws Translate to Fewer Workplace Fatalities A new study, and the first of its kind, revealed that a drop in workplace deaths has been observed in states with MMJ laws. The report, which will be published in the October 2018 edition of the International Journal of Drug Policy,…

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Maine House OKs retail marijuana bill, but with fewer votes

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House has approved for a second time a compromise bill governing marijuana retail sales, sending the measure to the Senate for final enactment. The 102-38 vote Thursday represented a veto-proof majority. But it’s a drop in support from the House’s 112-34 vote Tuesday. Related…

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New studies link legal marijuana to fewer opioid prescriptions under Medicaid and Medicare

NEW YORK — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids. But some research suggests…

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Eyes on the road: Study finds fewer traffic fatalities in medical marijuana states

Published: Dec 20, 2016, 5:56 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2016, 6:17 pm By Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post States with medical marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study found. You would think crash rates might be higher, supposing that more…

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Fewer Teens Using Marijuana, Younger Adolescents More Likely To Voice Disapproval

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Self-reported use of marijuana by high-school students is significantly lower today than it was 15 years ago, according to an analysis of CDC data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore…

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