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Medical marijuana should be held to same standard as other drugs.

Medical marijuana should be held to same standard as other drugs, pharmacist says

Source:
University at Buffalo. (2015, November 10). Medical marijuana should be held to same standard as other drugs, pharmacist says. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 12, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151110171602.htm
ScienceDaily Summary:
Medical marijuana needs to be studied like any other drug. No one is opposed to the active ingredients in it, but we need to have some data. That is what we would expect from any other drug, an expert says.

Gateway to Curiosity: Medical Marijuana Ads and Intention and Use During Middle School.

Adolescents who view medical marijuana ads more likely to use the drug, study finds

Source:
RAND Corporation. (2015, July 6). Adolescents who view medical marijuana ads more likely to use the drug, study finds. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 9, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/07/150706154858.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
A new study raises questions about whether there is a need to revise prevention programming for youth as the availability, visibility and legal status of marijuana changes. The report found that adolescents who saw advertising for medical marijuana were more likely to either report using marijuana or say they planned to use the substance in the future.

Journal Reference:

  1. Elizabeth J. D’Amico, Jeremy N. V. Miles, Joan S. Tucker. Gateway to Curiosity: Medical Marijuana Ads and Intention and Use During Middle School.Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2015; DOI: 10.1037/adb0000094

First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Massachusetts

WTR-RI Research & Analysis Team Note:

Following are links to two Associated Press Stories that appeared in the Providence Journal recently.  They describe some of the regulations with respect to product safety and on site practices dispensaries in Massachusetts must follow.

The Providence Journal:  June 20, 2015; Section: Rhode Island; Page A5
Baker approves waiver for state’s first pot dispensary 
By Steve LeBlanc The Associated Press

http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/ProJo/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VFBKLzIwMTUvMDYvMjA.&pageno=NQ..&entity=QXIwMDUwNg..&view=ZW50aXR5

The Providence Journal:  June 25, 2015; Section: Rhode Island; Page A2
First dispensary in Massachusetts opens 
The Associated Press

R.I. can thrive without legal pot. by Carol Stuart, RN

R.I. can thrive without legal pot

Carol Stuart, RN
Providence Journal, June 4, 2015

http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/ProJo/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VFBKLzIwMTUvMDYvMDQ.&pageno=MTU.&entity=QXIwMTUwNA..&view=ZW50aXR5

Most Americans say medical marijuana shouldn’t be used by kids or in front of kids, legal or not

Most Americans say medical marijuana shouldn’t be used by kids or in front of kids, legal or not

Source:
University of Michigan Health System. (2015, April 20). Most Americans say medical marijuana shouldn’t be used by kids or in front of kids, legal or not. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2015 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150420084545.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:
Medical marijuana and children don’t mix, most Americans say. While nearly two-thirds of people agree that their state should allow medical marijuana for adults, half as many — just over a third — say it should be allowed for children, according to a new poll representing a national sample of adults in the U.S.

Full report: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health http://mottnpch.org/reports-surveys/support-medical-marijuana-use-lower-kids-adults

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

Impact of Butane Hash Oil Fire at Kinsley Ave Mill on Legalization in RI?

Does the Kinsley Ave Fire Help or Hurt Marijuana Legalization in RI?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

http://www.golocalprov.com/news/does-the-kinsley-ave-fire-help-or-hurt-marijuana-legalization-in-ri

Marijuana use involved in more fatal accidents since commercialization of medical marijuana

Marijuana use involved in more fatal accidents since commercialization of medical marijuana

Source:  (As reported in ScienceDaily, May 15, 2014)  University of Colorado Denver. (2014, May 15). Marijuana use involved in more fatal accidents since commercialization of medical marijuana. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140515173507.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:

The proportion of marijuana-positive drivers involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes in Colorado has increased dramatically since the commercialization of medical marijuana in the middle of 2009, according to a study. The study raises important concerns about the increase in the proportion of drivers in a fatal motor vehicle crash who were marijuana-positive since the commercialization of medical marijuana in Colorado, particularly in comparison to the 34 non-medical marijuana states.

Journal Reference:

Stacy Salomonsen-Sautel, Sung-Joon Min, Joseph T. Sakai, Christian Thurstone, Christian Hopfer. Trends in fatal motor vehicle crashes before and after marijuana commercialization in ColoradoDrug and Alcohol Dependence, 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.04.008

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