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Category Archives: Medical Marijuana
Teen marijuana use down despite greater availability
Concerns abound over whether laws legalizing pot for medical, recreational use will get drug into hands of more young people
- Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2015, September 15). Teen marijuana use down despite greater availability: Concerns abound over whether laws legalizing pot for medical, recreational use will get drug into hands of more young people. ScienceDaily. Retrieved September 16, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150915141045.htm
- ScienceDaily Summary:
- Marijuana use among American high school students is significantly lower today than it was 15 years ago, despite the legalization in many states of marijuana for medical purposes, a move toward decriminalization of the drug and the approval of its recreational use in a handful of places, new research suggests.
- Journal Reference:
- Renee M. Johnson, Brian Fairman, Tamika Gilreath, Ziming Xuan, Emily F. Rothman, Taylor Parnham, C. Debra M. Furr-Holden. Past 15-year trends in adolescent marijuana use: Differences by race/ethnicity and sex. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 2015; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.08.025
Oregon Bans Medical Weed Dispensaries From Selling Edible Products
By CHAD GARLAND
Posted: in Huff Post: Small Business 03/20/2014 7:19 pm EDT Updated: 05/20/2014 5:59 am EDT
Link to complete story: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/20/oregon-weed-edible_n_5003083.html
WTR-RI Research Team Note:
The article discusses Oregon’s response to concerns regarding edible marijuana products that may be attractive to children. Opinions, pro and con are reported.