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D.A.R.E. Unsure of How to Teach Marijuana in Legalized States

D.A.R.E. Unsure of How to Teach Marijuana in Legalized States

D.A.R.E. Unsure of How to Teach Marijuana in Legalized States

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.

Health Department Launches Survey on Coloradans Retail Cannabis Use

Coloradans Know More About Marijuana Now Than When It Was Legalized

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.

Medical Marijuana for Children With Cancer Broadly Supported By Doctors

Medical Marijuana for Children With Cancer Supported By Doctors

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.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Canadian Marijuana Economy

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Canadian Marijuana Economy

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.

Colorado: No Edible Marijuana Shaped as People, Animals or Fruit

Colorado: No Edible Marijuana Shaped as People, Animals or Fruit

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's Stock on a High as Cannabis-Based Drug Succeeds in Trial

Zynerba’s Stock on a High as Cannabis-Based Drug Succeeds in Trial

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.

Why California May Ban Cannabis Packaging That Appeals to Kids

Why California May Ban Cannabis Packaging That Appeals to Kids

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

Law Enforcement and Local Officials Applaud Passage of Nielsen Bill to Protect Children from Marijuana – Urging Governor to Sign SB 663

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.

Marijuana Moms Claim Pot Makes Them Better Parents

‘Marijuana Moms’ Claim Pot Makes Them Better Parents

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.

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Moms Working in Marijuana Industry Fight Stigma

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.

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Idaho Mom Charged After Giving Her Daughter Marijuana For Seizures

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.

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Medical Marijuana Laws Do Not Increase Pot Use Among Kids

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.

Family says moving from TN to CO saved their daughter's life,

Family Says Moving From TN to CO Saved Their Daughter’s Life

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.

Medical marijuana rollout a slow process in Pa.

Medical Marijuana Rollout a Slow Process in Pa.

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 Make Marijuana Packaging Safer, Less Appealing To Kids

New Rules Make Marijuana Packaging Safer, Less Appealing to Kids

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.

Third win for cannabis drug in epilepsy sends GW to record high

Third Win for Cannabis Drug in Epilepsy Sends GW to Record High

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.

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Colorado Officials Tell Arizona Not to Legalize Marijuana

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.

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Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) Statement: As Study Reports on Infused Products and Child Safety, Cannabis Industry Stresses Strides The Industry is Making to Protect Youth, Points to Exceptional Safety Record

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.”

Report: Elements of Food That Might Attract Children to Edibles

Report: Elements of Food That Might Attract Children to Edibles

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.

Advocates Sue Anti-Marijuana Campaign in California

Advocates Sue Anti-Marijuana Campaign in California

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.

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Massachusetts Legalization Debate Centers on Edibles

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.


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