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Benjamin Center

Latest Benjamin Center Brief Debunks ‘Marijuana Gateway Fallacy’

Latest Benjamin Center Brief Debunks ‘Marijuana Gateway Fallacy’

NEW PALTZ, NY, Sept. 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Benjamin Center for Public Policy Initiatives at SUNY New Paltz has released its 18th discussion brief, “The Marijuana Gateway Fallacy.” The brief marshals extensive social science evidence to show that the idea that marijuana use is a “gateway” to the use of harder drugs is a myth.

Marijuana 101

Temple University Announces Marijuana 101 Course For Next Year

Temple University will offer a Marijuana 101 course next year, according to Philadelphia Magazine. The course was created by Linn Washington, a professor in the the Temple School of Media and Communication, and Chris Goldstein, a writer and marijuana activist. It is designed to cover all the basics of marijuana, including history, agriculture and pop culture.

Study: MMJ Laws Reduce Prescription Pill Rates in Medicare Part D Patients

Study: MMJ Laws Reduce Prescription Pill Rates in Medicare Part D Patients

On July 6, 2016, Health Affairs journal reported in “Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Medication Use In Medicare Part D” that prescription pain pill rates “significantly fell” from 2010-2013 among Medicare patients in states with legal medical marijuana programs.


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