Study Indicates Medical Marijuana Laws Don’t Increase Use by Teenagers

By: Wednesday July 30, 2014 11:16 am

We have gotten to the point where the most common arguments against marijuana reform often focus on children. The implication is usually that legalizing marijuana for adults will cause youth usage to skyrocket. Yet there is now more research that indicates even these fears could be misplaced. A new NBER Working Paper from D. Mark [...]

Gov. Cuomo Signs Law Making New York 23rd Medical Marijuana State

By: Monday July 7, 2014 10:31 am

New York is now officially the 23rd state (plus D.C.) to adopt a full medical marijuana law. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) signed into law AB 6357 during a public ceremony at the New York Academy of Medicine. New York now has a medical marijuana but just barely. The new law is by far [...]

Opioid Pain Reliever Prescription Rates Lower in Medical Marijuana States

By: Wednesday July 2, 2014 11:27 am

I was looking at the new Center for Disease Control and Preventions  report on opioid prescriptions and I immediately noticed an interesting correlation. States with medical marijuana laws on average had noticeably lower rates of prescriptions for opioid pain relievers than states without medical marijuana. Since the CDC data was from 2012 I looked at [...]

Bill Clinton Speaks Positively About Medical Marijuana and States Experimenting with Legalization

By: Monday June 30, 2014 7:33 am

Bill Clinton has clearly been evolving on the issue of marijuana while out of office. In a Meet the Press interview Clinton acknowledge there is real evidence behind medical marijuana and supports letting states experiment with reform. From Meet the Press: PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: Rocky Mountain high? Look, I think there’s a lot of evidence [...]

New York Legislature Approves Extremely Restrictive Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Friday June 20, 2014 12:14 pm

New York is set to become the 23rd state to adopt medical marijuana, but just barely. On Friday both chambers of the New York legislature easily passed the new compromise bill sending it to Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), who has promised to sign it.

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