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Most teens report using marijuana less often after legalization, finds a new study (n>76,000). Marijuana use went down significantly among 8th and 10th graders after legalization, and among 12th graders who didn’t work.
Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before – high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new research led by a WSU College of Nursing professor.
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3 days ago by joeybaker
House Bill Introduced to Remove Marijuana from List of Controlled Substances
Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Don Young introduced bipartisan legislation to end the federal prohibition of marijuana
drugProhibition  win 
15 days ago by joeybaker
Legal Weed Did More to Stop Drug Smuggling Than Any Wall
Easing pot prohibition is doing what the failed war on drugs never could.
drugProhibition  win 
27 days ago by joeybaker
The use of marijuana for medical purposes in Thailand became officially legal late Monday through a royal decree.
The law was signed by His Majesty the King two months after it was unanimously approved by the parliament. It legalizes the medical use and research of not only cannabis but also kratom.
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4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Judge rules against Walmart for firing employee with medical marijuana card
A federal judge ruled against Walmart in a recent lawsuit for terminating an Arizona employee who possessed a valid medical marijuana card after a drug test of the worker came back positive, the
judicialStupidity  drugProhibition  corporateIndemnity  win 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
WHO Recommends Rescheduling Cannabis in International Law for First Time in History
Cannabis is currently classified as a schedule IV drug under international law, placing it in the same category as heroin.
drugProhibition  win 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Teenagers who report using recreational marijuana just once or twice display increased volume of numerous brain regions, according to a study of 14-year-olds from Ireland, England, France, and Germany.
Teenagers who report using recreational marijuana just once or twice display increased volume of numerous brain regions, according to a study of 14-year-olds from Ireland, England, France, and Germany. The research, published in JNeurosci, warrants further study of low-level cannabis use among adolescents amid changing societal attitudes toward the drug.
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9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Kamala Harris: Ending the 'failed war on drugs' starts with legalizing marijuana
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said in her new book that she believes the use of marijuana should be legal.
drugProhibition  win 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Psychedelic Mushrooms: Oregon Considering Legalizing Psilocybin
Oregon state legislature is considering a bill that would decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms and offer licenses to grow
drugProhibition  win 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Contrary to predictions, teen marijuana use declined in Washington state after recreational pot was legalized in 2012, a new study finds.
Contrary to predictions, teen marijuana use declined in Washington state after recreational pot was legalized in 2012, a new study finds.
drugProhibition  healthcare  win 
december 2018 by joeybaker
South Korea First East Asian Country to Legalize Medical Marijuana
According to anti-drug laws in force in South Korea, the country’s citizens who smoke, possess, buy, or sell cannabis face imprisonment of up to 5 years or are obligated to pay a fine of up to 100,000 million Korean won (around $88,000). Despite the existing legislation, South Korean authorities approved the medical use of cannabis this week.
drugProhibition  win 
november 2018 by joeybaker
'El Chapo' goes on trial this week but his billion dollar drug empire continues under his sons, judge says
“There is no doubt that the defendant and his cartel have the capability, the resources and the will to harm cooperating witnesses and their families, even after they have been relocated,” Federal Judge Brian Cogan has warned.
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november 2018 by joeybaker
Marijuana chain makes $1.3 million from Alberta stores in first five days of legalization
The average customer spent two to three times more than the average Liquor Depot customer.
drugProhibition  win 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Canada to pardon citizens convicted on simple marijuana possession charges
The Canadian government is reportedly planning to grant pardons to Canadians with past minor marijuana possession charges.
drugProhibition  win  governmentOverreach 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Public outrage over a death penalty handed to a 29-year-old man is spurring Malaysia to start talks to legalise marijuana for medical use, racing to become the first Asian country to do so.
KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - Public outrage over a death penalty handed to a 29-year-old man is spurring Malaysia to start talks to legalise marijuana for medical use, racing to become the first Asian country to do so.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
popularUnrest  judicialOverreach  drugProhibition  win  popularism 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Legalising medical marijuana shows no effect on crime rates in US states, finds a new study. In the case of California, the crime rates actually show a substantial decrease of around 20%.
People opposing medical marijuana are often concerned about increased crime rates, but analysis of city-level data across the US found medical marijuana laws have little effect on crime.
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september 2018 by joeybaker
South Africa’s highest court decriminalises marijuana use.
The Constitutional Court has ruled that the personal use of dagga in a private space is not a criminal offence.
drugProhibition  win 
september 2018 by joeybaker
Beto O’Rourke calls on Texas to decriminalize pot, stop arresting so many students
Dallas News: your source for breaking news and analysis for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and around the world. Read it here, first.
popularism  drugProhibition  casteingTheLowerClass  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
U.S. and Mexico to announce joint plan to fight drug cartels
U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday.
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august 2018 by joeybaker
Newly elected Mexico lawmaker kidnapped
Gunmen shot at the car of Veracruz lawmaker-elect Norma Azucena Rodríguez Zamora and abducted her.
securityNegligence  governmentIncompetence  drugProhibition 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Lebanon Plans to Be First Muslim Country to Legalise Medical Cannabis
The Lebanese parliament will review laws on medical cannabis cultivation and consumption with the intention of legalising it for financial benefits, one of the country
drugProhibition  win 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Canada's House of Commons votes to legalize marijuana
Canadian lawmakers on Monday voted to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide.
drugProhibition  governmentIncompetence  win 
june 2018 by joeybaker
UK Drugs Minister Victoria Atkins is accused of 'hypocrisy on a grand scale' for being against the legalisation and regulation of cannabis while her husband grows 45 acres of cannabis under government licence.
Victoria Atkins has been accused of “hypocrisy on a grand scale” after it emerged that she voluntarily recused herself from speaking for the government on cannabis and other aspects of her drugs brief, because her husband was involved with a legal cannabis farm. The Home Office minister and former criminal drugs prosecutor has previously spoken out against both legalising and regulating the drug.
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may 2018 by joeybaker
It's tobacco and alcohol use - not illegal drugs - that may pose the greatest risks to health. A new international study found alcohol and tobacco use combined cost more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life-years worldwide, while illegal d
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It’s smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol -- and not taking illegal drugs -- that pose the greatest risks to people’s health, a new international study contends.
drugProhibition  governmentIncompetence  governmentLies 
may 2018 by joeybaker
Canada's Liberal party considers decriminalization of all illicit drugs
The push towards decriminalization comes as the opioid crisis continues to claim thousands of lives on both sides of the 49th parallel
drugProhibition  win 
april 2018 by joeybaker
Where marijuana is legal, opioid prescriptions fall, studies find
As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, doctors may be replacing opioid prescriptions with suggestions to visit a local marijuana dispensary.
drugProhibition  win 
april 2018 by joeybaker
Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Prompt Teens To Start Using It, New Research Suggests
Legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t increase recreational use of the substance among teens, according to a new study carried out by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of ...
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march 2018 by joeybaker
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