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While Canada’s House of Commons is hashing out the details of legalization, stakeholders have been trying to determine how many recreational cannabis consumers will participate in the legal market and now there’s a new report to help them.
According to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, teenage marijuana use has fallen to its lowest point in nearly two decades.
Washington has one more statistic to support the legalization of recreational cannabis in the Evergreen State: Washington youth cannabis use hasn’t increased since the enactment of Initiative 502, the measure that legalized recreational cannabis in the state.
While Prince Edward Island legalization will happen in conjunction with Canada in July 2018, the province is taking a proactive measure in the development of its jurisdiction-specific regulations.
CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island, Aug. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The provincial government wants Islanders’ thoughts on what cannabis legislation should look like for Prince Edward Island.
Seniors are becoming as the fastest growing segment of the marijuana industry. According to a national survey, usage among adults 65 and older is up 250 percent, while adults 50-65 have also increased usage nearly 58 percent.
Utah medical marijuana legalization is gaining traction. On June 27, 2017, the Utah Patients Coalition announced that a majority of voters support medical marijuana legalization via a state ballot initiative.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, June 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A February poll of 402 Utahns found that 73% of voters support a medical cannabis ballot initiative, with only 20% opposed and 7% undecided.
On June 2, 2017, Alberta, one of Canada’s western provinces, announced that it is seeking input from Albertans on the province’s recreational marijuana rollout.
EDMONTON, Alberta, June 2, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The survey, along with a series of stakeholder engagements, will help guide how Alberta will adapt to proposed federal legislation that would legalize cannabis by July 2018. Albertans are asked to visit alberta.ca/cannabis to learn more about cannabis legalization and participate in the survey, which will run until July 31, 2017.
On May 16, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that a recent study shows a majority of patients enrolled in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Program have reported medical cannabis benefitting their conditions.
HAMDEN, Conn., April 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American voters say 60 – 34 percent “that the use of marijuana should be made legal in the U.S.,” the highest level of support for legalized marijuana in a Quinnipiac University national poll. Republicans and voters over 65 years old are the only listed party, gender, education, age or racial groups to oppose legalized marijuana.
On March 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that it has launched an online survey to gather input from state-licensed physicians who plan to participate in Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program.
HARRISBURG, Penn., March 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged health care providers to participate in an online survey as the agency moves forward in the implementation of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.
Marijuana stocks may have leapt higher on the news of Ottawa’s plans to legalize the drug by next year, but the industry is facing an uphill battle in building trust with Canadian consumers, according to a new survey.
A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds that marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug.
According to a study recently published by the International Journal of Drug Policy, patients in Canada are substituting marijuana for opioids, benzodiazepines and antidepressants for symptom relief from pain and mental health conditions.
On Feb. 21, 2017, the University of Texas, in conjunction with the Texas Tribune, released the results of its February 2017 poll, with the outcomes demonstrating that opposition to legalization is on the decline while support for private use marijuana is on the rise.
In mid-February, researchers at Colorado State University and the Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health, published “Work and Well-Being in the Colorado Cannabis Industry.”
SEATTLE, Jan. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Leafbuyer.com, the world’s leading cannabis deals website, which connects cannabis consumers to the best legal marijuana deals in the market, has announced its 2017 list of the “Top 10 Most Eye-Catching Dispensaries in Seattle.”
On Jan. 11, 2017, the Pew Research Center released the results of a national survey of law enforcement officers, finding that 68% of police officers think America’s marijuana laws need to be relaxed.
According to a survey released by the Ohio State Medical Board, only 30% of doctors in the state would be likely to recommend medical marijuana to patients with qualifying conditions.
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.
As legalization continues to sweep through the United States, researchers are beginning to see a spike in marijuana use among older Americans. Most recently, a study published in the medical journal Addiction found that the baby-boomer generation is reporting higher rates of marijuana use than any other preceding generation.
On Dec. 9, 2016, the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research announced the results of a recent study of dispensary staff, with only 55% of dispensary staff reporting that they had received formal training to dispense cannabis to consumers.
NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A new class of Cannabis Consumers is reshaping marijuana culture. These individuals break the ‘out of it’ stoner stereotype in favor of feeling more ‘present’ and ‘mindful’ while they consume cannabis.
The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research, based at Humboldt State University, has launched the HIIMR Medical Cannabis Business Registry to capture data on California’s marijuana industry.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged Pennsylvanians who will be eligible for the Medical Marijuana Program to participate in a short survey to help ensure the program will meet their needs.
On Oct. 27, 2016, on the heels of its recent $13 million Series B round of financing, Eaze, a medical marijuana delivery service in the state of California, released its first data report on the voting preferences of registered medical marijuana patients in California.
A talking point often used in the argument over the legalization of medical marijuana is that it will increase marijuana use among teens and young adults; however, according to a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, that may not necessarily be true.
According to a new poll, a majority of voters in Delaware support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Arkansas voters have split attitudes on two medical marijuana proposals with few undecideds, according to the latest Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey.
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 31, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — BDS Analytics launches the industry’s first-ever scientifically rigorous and trended consumer research survey dedicated to cannabis consumers.
Declining tobacco use could soon intersect with a steady uptick in the smoking and consumption of another leafy drug – marijuana.
On Aug. 8, 2016, Gallup released the results for its latest poll on marijuana use in America, finding that one in eight American adults currently smoke marijuana, which is almost double the percentage calculated in 2013.
Pot is everywhere in Miami. Its scent wafts from bus stops, floats through open windows, and cascades out from under lifeguard stands on the beach at night.
On July 20, 2016, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that it had launched the Cannabis Users Survey on Health, also known as the CUSH Survey, to gather information on marijuana use patterns in the state.
On July 27, 2016, the County of Sonoma in California will hold the first of three medical marijuana town hall meetings to receive input on marijuana regulations in Districts 3-5 of unincorporated Sonoma County.
On July 25, 2016, Italy’s Chamber of Deputies began debating a bill that would legalize recreational cannabis in the country.
YouGov’s latest research shows that most Americans still support legalization of marijuana, and that support for legalization has increased slightly.
A new poll has revealed that a slight majority of Massachusetts residents oppose the legalization of recreational marijuana.
DENVER, July 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today launched the Cannabis Users Survey on Health (CUSH). The purpose of the survey is to monitor marijuana use patterns in Colorado, as required by state statute.
On July 15, 2016, Health Economics published “The Effect of Medical Marijuana on Sickness Absence” by Darin F. Ullman from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Department of Economics.
On July 19, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update on the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.
On June 20, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that it has started developing the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program’s temporary regulation for dispensaries and laboratories and needs input from the general public, industry stakeholders and partners.
Teen use of marijuana in Colorado has slipped lower despite the state’s legalization of recreational pot for adults. However, according to the latest biannual survey by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, high school students’ use of marijuana slightly decreased after the state allowed licensed retailers to sell pot in 2014.
On June 20, 2016, survey results from Prevention magazine revealed that 75 percent of Americans support medical marijuana legalization.
HARRISBURG, Penn., June 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy today announced the department has begun working on the temporary regulation for dispensaries/laboratories and is seeking input from the public, stakeholders, and partners.
On June 6, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health issued a report on survey results collected from patients in the state’s medical cannabis program, revealing that a majority of patients have benefited substantially from using legal medical cannabis.