As more states legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use, anti-drug education programs struggle to stay relevant. Particularly, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.)—a popular school program—isn’t sure how to adapt to new, sensible drug policies across the United States.
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A local marijuana dispensary — not connected to the recent elementary school incident — broke down how to tell if candy if laced with THC.
DENVER, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Recent evaluation results show that Colorado’s marijuana public education efforts have ensured more adults know the laws covering retail marijuana, more parents are planning to talk to their children about the risks of marijuana use, most young women know the danger of marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and more young people know that using marijuana makes it harder to complete the tasks that help them reach their goals.
A Republican lawmaker wants to make accommodations for Maine children prescribed medical marijuana.
An overwhelming majority of health care professionals who care for children with cancer would be willing to help those children get medical marijuana—though less enthusiastically if they happen to be among the providers who are actually eligible to provide it, found a new study.
Colorado teens are using marijuana at the lowest rate in a decade, and the rates at which the same group of children are using it continues to decline.
People are crediting the cannabis compound CBD for helping with everything from childhood seizures to cancer. Meet Tracy and Josh who credit the treatment in part for saving the life of their daughter Sophie.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana throughout the country, which plans to be in effect on Canada Day (July 1) 2018. Now, many experts have predictions for the Canadian marijuana economy as a result of the cannabis industry becoming legal.
Parents were horrified to hear health officials’ warning to check for marijuana edibles packaged as kids Halloween candy.
A ban on gummy bears and other edible marijuana products shaped like animals, people and fruit takes effect this month in Colorado – a change aimed at decreasing the likelihood small children will mistake them for a favorite treat.
Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its cannabis-based gel met the main goal in a mid-stage study of patients with Fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes learning disabilities in adolescents and children.
As California gears up for the sale of recreational cannabis, lawmakers are still concerned about cannabis packaging that could appeal to minors. On Aug. 24, 2017, state lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown Senate Bill 663, a bill intended to thwart edibles from being marketed to adolescents, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Crafted by…
On January 1, 2018, Californians over the age of 21 will legally be able to buy recreational marijuana including edibles and other products. Children will inadvertently be exposed to the marketing of this drug.
Comedian Tom Segura tells Conan how he can’t believe his son will grow up in a world where marijuana is sold at 7-Eleven.
According to the CDC, more and more parents are using marijuana. NBC News special anchor Maria Shriver visits with one group of marijuana moms who smoke pot every day, even at play dates with their kids, and claim it makes them better parents.
A proposed rule for Ohio’s medical cannabis program says edible products that resemble cartoon characters, superheroes or pop-culture figures should not be allowed.
A new cannabis study published in the New England Journal of Medicine saw a nearly 40 percent drop in seizures for participants who were using the marijuana derivative called cannabidiol.
GW Pharmaceuticals is set to file its cannabis-derived drug with U.S. regulators imminently, following publication of detailed data on its success in fighting severe childhood epilepsy.
An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.
More women are legally getting into the pot industry, and many of them are moms. As marijuana is now legal in some form in more than half of all states, Chip Reid takes a look at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Washington, as so-called “pot moms” fight the stigma of their job.
For 20 years now, political pundits have been talking about, and obsessing over “soccer moms.” This year, they could be the key legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
An Idaho mother is trying to get her children back after being charged with giving marijuana to her 3-year-old daughter, according to FirstCoastNews.com. Last month, Kelsey Osborne of Gooding, Idaho, attempted to stop her daughter’s seizures by giving the child a smoothie that included a tablespoon of marijuana-infused butter.
The Doctors debate the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana with Jesse Ventura and Dr. Kevin Sabet, president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana.
Pro-pot groups are addressing the marijuana candy warning sent out by the Florida Sheriff’s Association.
Kids are not more likely to smoke pot in states where medical marijuana has been legalized, at least according to a new study. “There were only increases in marijuana use and in the perceived availability of marijuana use after the enactment of these laws among adults aged 26 and up,” study leader Dr. Silvia Martins said.
The Florida Sheriff’s Association is asking parents to be on the look-out for marijuana-laced candy.
A local state representative plans on introducing legislation that would legalize medical marijuana here in Tennessee after meeting with several families who moved from Tennessee to Colorado to get treatment they can’t get here.
The principal of Campbell Elementary School sent out an automated phone message this morning apologizing after a partisan message was sent out the night before by an unnamed staff member.
It’s been six months since Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, and already some seriously ill children have access to the drug .But qualifying adults won’t be able to get medical marijuana until the program is fully in place in early 2018.
New rules for packaging of both medical and retail marijuana products go into effect Oct. 1. The new packaging requirements have been designed to make the packages safer for adults and less appealing to children.
DENVER, Sept. 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Effective Oct. 1, Colorado will implement new rules regarding medical and retail marijuana products.
An experimental cannabis-derived drug has successfully treated children with severe epilepsy in a third late-stage clinical trial, sending shares in Britain’s GW Pharmaceuticals to a record high on Monday.
Two high-profile officials from Colorado, where marijuana is legal, have publicly encouraged Arizona not to go the legalization route. Mayor John Suthers of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sgt. Jim Gerhardt of the Thornton, Colo., police department spoke in Phoenix at a Sept. 20, 2016, news conference opposing Arizona’s Proposition 205.
Tampa’s first Family Medical Cannabis Clinic is now open for patients across Tampa Bay, offering a non-euphoric strain of marijuana as a treatment option for children and adults.
DENVER, Sept. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement in response to the recent study by the University of Washington Cannabis Law & Policy Project “Concerning Cannabis-Infused Edibles: Factors that Attract Children to Foods.”
Edibles hit Washington’s adult-use cannabis market one month after recreational stores opened in July 2014 and keeping them out of the reach of children continues to be a primary concern for many in the industry.
Organizers behind the Yes on 64 campaign have filed a lawsuit to force the California Secretary of State to remove statements made by opponents that would be appear in the voter information guide for November’s election.
OLYMPIA, Wash., July 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington Poison Center (WAPC) today unveiled its chosen warning symbol for identifying products that are not for children at a Liquor and Cannabis Board meeting.
As Massachusetts residents mull their upcoming votes on a November ballot question that could legalize recreational marijuana, the public debate is centering on edibles. A group of Massachusetts state senators recently took a trip to Colorado, where marijuana edibles that look like gummy bears, fruits and animals have been outlawed.
With Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program expected to take between 18 to 24 months to set up, the state Department of Health is taking steps to ensure its youngest patients don’t have to wait.
On May 31, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority issued a press release to remind Oregonians that registered medical cannabis dispensaries will begin selling edible cannabis products to adults 21 or over on June 2.
SALEM, Ore., May 31, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — On June 2 edible marijuana products containing up to 15 mg of THC will be available for retail sale in registered medical marijuana dispensaries across the state to adults 21 or over.
Parents of special needs children are pushing to legalize medical marijuana in South Carolina.
DENVER (AP) – Pot-infused lemon drops and other marijuana edibles that resemble fruits could be coming off Colorado shelves.
In a reversal of policy, the Connecticut arm of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has reportedly gotten on board with an effort to expand medical marijuana legalization to sick children in the state.
Raymond Schwab, U.S. Vet and father of six children, is the latest casualty in an escalating war taking place in family courts all over the country.
Latin America is being transformed from the bloody fields of the drug war to a place where the growth of medical and recreational marijuana is potentially becoming a major development crop.
On Nov. 9, 2015, medical marijuana patients in Illinois will be able to buy medical marijuana from one of eight state-approved dispensaries.
In Idaho, up to 25 children suffering from debilitating seizures will soon be able to enroll in a limited program that will provide them with Epidiolex, an experimental CBD-based drug derived from marijuana.
The anti-marijuana organization SMART Colorado has been making hay with the recent report released by the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which is a federal anti-drug task force.