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Marijuana's 4/20 Holiday Tied to Rise in Fatal Car Crashes

Marijuana’s 4/20 Holiday Tied to Rise in Fatal Car Crashes

Marijuana’s 4/20 Holiday Tied to Rise in Fatal Car Crashes

Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found.

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ASA Files Freedom of Information Act Requests

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On November 9, Americans for Safe Access, filed two requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for information on any discussions the Commission had about medical cannabis and specifically the only cannabis study referenced in the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis draft final report.

Going to college may increase risk of marijuana use

Going to College May Increase Risk of Marijuana Use

College is increasingly a gateway for young adults in the U.S. to begin using marijuana and the risk keeps growing the more “normalized” pot use becomes, researchers say.

How Do We Measure the Statistical Significance of Legal Cannabis?

How Do We Measure the Statistical Significance of Legal Cannabis?

Advocates, investors and entrepreneurs believe that the profile of marijuana users will change now that cannabis is legal. They all have one thing in common — wanting to make money from the new cannabis consumer.

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Federal Survey Debunks Marijuana-Kids Myth (Again)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The results of an annual survey of U.S. middle and high school students released Tuesday invalidate claims that reforming marijuana laws and debating legalization will lead to increased marijuana use among teens.

Despite Legalization in Some States, Fewer U.S. Teens Can Easily Find Pot

Despite Legalization in Some States, Fewer U.S. Teens Can Easily Find Pot

Despite marijuana legalization in some states, new data from an ongoing survey reveals fewer 8th graders know how to find pot easily. In 2016, the Monitoring the Future survey revealed, 34.6 percent of 8th graders self-reported they could easily access weed, down 2.4 percent from the previous year.

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THC Levels in Colorado Marijuana Higher Than National Average

Laboratory tests on marijuana strains in Colorado have revealed THC levels much higher than the national average. The average THC content in confiscated cannabis samples was 9.6 percent in 2013, according to the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse. But lab tests of Colorado pot show THC levels as high as 32 percent.


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