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Major ccupational health groups publish guidance for employers on the impact of marijuana in the workplace

Major occupational health groups publish guidance for employers on the impact of marijuana in the workplace

Source:
American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). (2015, April 13). Major occupational health groups publish guidance for employers on the impact of marijuana in the workplace. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150413213114.htm
ScienceDaily Summary:
Experts have published guidance for employers aimed at helping them better understand the implications of marijuana use on the workforce as attitudes toward marijuana and laws restricting it continue to change. The guidance paper summarizes current evidence regarding marijuana consumption; discusses possible side effects, including temporary impairment as it relates to the workplace; reviews existing federal and state laws that impact employers; and suggests various strategies available for monitoring marijuana use among employees.
Journal Reference:

  1. Jennan A. Phillips, Michael G. Holland, Debra D. Baldwin, Linda Gifford Meuleveld, Kathryn L. Mueller, Brett Perkison, Mark Upfal, Marianne Dreger. Marijuana in the WorkplaceJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2015; 57 (4): 459 DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000441
  2. J. A. Phillips, M. G. Holland, D. D. Baldwin, L. Gifford-Meuleveld, K. L. Mueller, B. Perkison, M. Upfal, M. Dreger. Marijuana in the Workplace: Guidance for Occupational Health Professionals and Employers: Joint Guidance Statement of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American College of Occupational and Environmental MedicineWorkplace Health & Safety, 2015; DOI: 10.1177/2165079915581983

Identifying teens at risk for hashish use

Identifying teens at risk for hashish use

Source:
New York University. (2015, April 13). Identifying teens at risk for hashish use. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 14, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150413091645.htm
ScienceDaily Summary:
One in ten high school seniors has used hashish, a highly potent form of marijuana. Teens self-described as “hooked” on pot were twice as likely to use hashish.
Journal Reference:
Joseph J. Palamar, Lily Lee, Michael Weitzman. Prevalence and correlates of hashish use in a national sample of high school seniors in the United StatesThe American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 2015; 1 DOI: 10.3109/00952990.2015.1011745

Medical MJ liquid extract may help children with severe epilepsy

Medical marijuana liquid extract may bring hope for children with severe epilepsy

Source: American Academy of Neurology (AAN). (2015, April 13). Medical marijuana liquid extract may bring hope for children with severe epilepsy. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 14, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150413183743.htm

Science Daily Summary:
A medicinal liquid form of marijuana may show promise as a treatment for children with severe epilepsy that is not responding to other treatments, according to a new study.
WTR-RI Research and Analysis Team Note:
This research utilize an extract containing only CBD’s, the non-psychoactive component of marijuana.

 

Debate heats up on legalization of marijuana

Debate heats up on legalization of marijuana

Kelcy Dolan  The Warwick Beacon, April 2, 2015
http://warwickonline.com/detail.html?sub_id=101299

Bill would add PTSD to approved medical marijuana conditions

MEDICAL MARIJUANA 

Bill would add PTSD to approved conditions 

Disorder would be first mental health-related issue permitted 
By Tracee M. Herbaugh Journal Staff Writer
The Providence Journal April 9, 2015

http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/ProJo/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VFBKLzIwMTUvMDQvMTA.&pageno=OA..&entity=QXIwMDgwMQ..&view=ZW50aXR5

The Glitch in Colorado’s Weed Experiment

The Opinion Pages  | EDITORIAL

The Glitch in Colorado’s Weed Experiment

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/06/opinion/the-glitch-in-colorados-weed-experiment.html

Marijuana revenue and state budget disappointments

Two NY Times articles at links below describe the complexities and disappointments found in Colorado’s expectations that regulation and taxation of Marijuana will be beneficial to state budgets.

In Colorado, Marijuana Taxes May Have to Be Passed Back

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/02/us/colorado-lawmakers-scramble-to-keep-millions-in-marijuana-taxes.html

Marijuana Taxes Won’t Save State Budgets

 

 

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