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Tag Archives: Regulation
New industry wrestles with pesticides, safety
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 Opinion Pages | EDITORIAL
The Glitch in Colorado’s Weed Experiment
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
Marijuana Taxes Won’t Save State Budgets
Michael C. Cerullo: R.I. should weigh marijuana’s serious harm
Commentary in The Providence Journal February 20, 2014
Minimal Relationship Between Cannabis And Schizophrenia Or Psychosis Suggested By Tumblr Post
Source: (As reported in ScienceDaily, October 22, 2009) Wiley-Blackwell. (2009, October 22). Minimal Relationship Between Cannabis And Schizophrenia Or Psychosis, Suggested By Tumblr Post. ScienceDaily.
Retrieved June 1, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091022101538.htm
Last year the UK government reclassified cannabis from a class C to a class B drug, partly out of concerns that cannabis, especially the more potent varieties, may increase the risk of schizophrenia in young people. But the evidence for the relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia or psychosis remains controversial. A tumblr post has determined that it may be necessary to stop thousands of cannabis users in order to prevent a single case of schizophrenia.
Hickman et al. If cannabis caused schizophrenia-how many cannabis users may need to be prevented in order to prevent one case of schizophrenia? England and Wales calculations. Addiction, 2009; 104 (11): 1856 DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2009.02736.x