Tag Archives: Public Health

Why States Should Limit the Potency of Marijuana

Why States Should Limit the Potency of Marijuana

Why States Should Limit the Potency of Marijuana

Marijuana legalization states have taken no steps to limit the potency of marijuana, which has increased sharply in recent years. A new study suggests this could create public health problems down the road as more users become addicted or otherwise impaired.

This Is Why the Colorado Cannabis Industry Makes the Grade in Education

This Is Why the Colorado Cannabis Industry Makes the Grade in Education

When legal cannabis sales commenced in the Centennial State in 2014, some opponents were concerned that negative public health effects would outweigh any positives derived from tax revenue; however, under the state’s helm, the Colorado cannabis industry continues to make the grade in public cannabis education.

CDFA - Track-and-Trace System CalCannabis Training Workshops Accepting Applications

CDFA, Bureau of Cannabis Control and Department of Public Health Offer Workshops on California’s Cannabis Track-and-Trace System

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Division, along with the Bureau of Cannabis Control and the California Department of Public Health, are offering 14 workshops in January and February on California’s Cannabis Track-and-Trace system.

Gillibrand Statement on Reports That Attorney General Sessions Will Rescind Current Federal Marijuana Policy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement regarding news reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind current policy and allow federal prosecutors to decide how aggressively to enforce marijuana laws.

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Statement on the Government of Canada’s Approach to Cannabis Taxation

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 14, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Canada, and the licensed producers of medical cannabis it represents, share the Government of Canada’s commitment to regulating and restricting access to cannabis to keep it out of the hands of youth, and the profits out of the hands of criminals.

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Buffalo Press Conference Tuesday: New Report Highlights Alarming Racial Disparities in Buffalo’s Marijuana Arrests

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 9, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On November 14th, the Partnership for the Public Good will release a report highlighting marijuana prohibition enforcement practices in Buffalo and their disparate impact on communities of color.

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Bureau of Cannabis Control Announces Three Upcoming Public Licensing Workshops

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ —The Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) today announced plans to host three public licensing workshops. The workshops will focus on what licensing information is needed and what resources are available for people planning to apply for state commercial cannabis licenses.

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OHA Concludes Review of Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Pilot Campaign

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — An Oregon Health Authority (OHA) education campaign aimed at youth and young adults raised awareness among its target audience of the risks associated with marijuana use, an independent evaluation has found.

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UMass Amherst Health Researchers Launch Baseline Survey of Marijuana Use in Massachusetts

AMHERST, Mass., Sept. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As Massachusetts prepares to begin sales of recreational marijuana in 2018, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS), in collaboration with the UMass Donahue Institute and staff at the state Department of Public Health (DPH), have begun a one-year baseline study to assess the level of marijuana use before legal, recreational sales go into effect.

Senator Gaines Calls For State Of Emergency In Siskiyou County Due To Marijuana Grows

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) sent the following letter to Governor Brown requesting that he declare a State of Emergency in Siskiyou County related to the rampant illegal marijuana grows.

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Proposal to Fix Texas Medical Marijuana Program Advances With Committee Approval in House of Representatives

AUSTIN, Texas, May 8, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Texas House of Representatives Committee on Public Health approved a bill Friday afternoon (7-2) that would fix the state’s currently unworkable medical marijuana program and make the unnecessarily restrictive law more inclusive.

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CPhA Disappointed Medical Cannabis Regime Does Not Enhance Patient Safety

OTTAWA, Canada, April 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The focus of government legislation and regulation in the area of cannabis must be to protect and enhance safety. While the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is pleased that today’s federal legislation maintains a separate stream for medical cannabis, we are concerned and disappointed that the legislation fails to enhance patient safety by providing appropriate clinical oversight in the management and dispensing of medical cannabis in Canada.

Frerichs Seeks Commonsense Change to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The availability of medical marijuana in Illinois is in jeopardy depending upon how the President Donald Trump administration approaches the enforcement of marijuana and banking laws, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today.

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Colorado’s Marijuana Czar Could Move to Massachusetts

Andrew Freedman, Colorado’s director of marijuana coordination, could become a regulator for Massachusetts’ newly legalized adult-use marijuana industry, according to the Boston Globe. In Colorado, Freedman works with state government, law enforcement, the marijuana industry, and public health officials.

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Public Health and Safety Advisory Regarding Green Meadows Wellness LLC, dba Infinite Wellness Center

DENVER, Oct. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order (D 2015-015), the Colorado Department of Revenue (“DOR”), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (“CDA”) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (“CDPHE”), are issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residues on medical marijuana plant material and marijuana products.


Colorado Cannabis Report: Revenue Rising and the Kids Are All Right

On April 19, 2016, the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice, issued “Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: Early Findings,” a 147-page report on the impacts of Amendment 64, specifically on public safety, public health and youth.

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Illinois’ Medical Marijuana Program is a ‘Slow Grow’

The Illinois Department of Public Health has approved 5,600 qualified patients, including 38 patients under 18 years of age, since the Medical Cannabis Registry Program’s inception on Sept. 2, 2014.

Kindman Disputes CDA's Pesticide Advisory

Kindman Disputes Colorado MED Pesticide Advisory

On March 17, 2016, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division issued a public health and safety advisory regarding potentially unsafe pesticide residues on retail cannabis plant material and products produced from cannabis cultivated by MGI Inc., dba Kindman.


Pot & Public Health: Colorado’s Pilot Study

One of the few legitimate concerns people raise about legalizing marijuana is the impact it will have on public health. While we know that cannabis is not as dangerous as tobacco or alcohol, there are a lot of things we don’t know about cannabis; and it is worth the time and effort to understand as much as we can.