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Washington State Must Make Marijuana Products Less Attractive to Kids: Advocates

Drug abuse prevention advocates are calling on Washington state officials to tighten regulations to make marijuana-laced treats less attractive to children, according to Reuters. Cookies, candy and beverages containing the drug will be sold in the state starting next year. …

Study Finds Concussion Risk Higher for Teens Who Use Marijuana or Alcohol

The risk of concussion is three to five times higher for teenagers who use marijuana or alcohol, compared with their peers who do not smoke marijuana or drink, according to a new study. …

Mayors to Federal Government: Let States Decide Own Marijuana Policies

The United States Conference of Mayors on Monday urged the federal government to allow states to decide their own marijuana policies. …

Marijuana Growers in Northern California Impacting Wildlife and Forests

Marijuana growers are impacting the environment in Northern California, endangering wildlife and threatening forests, The New York Times reports. …

Entrepreneurs Looking to Invest in Legal Marijuana Companies

A group of entrepreneurs is looking to invest in legal marijuana companies, according to The New York Times. ArcView Investor Network recently organized a conference with 18 start-up companies that provide services to the marijuana industry. …

Outlawing Psychoactive Drugs is “Scientific Censorship,” Researchers Say

Outlawing psychoactive drugs such as marijuana and “magic mushrooms” impedes research and amounts to scientific censorship, according to three researchers. …

Public Health Groups Call for Rules to Limit Youth Access to Marijuana in Washington

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, along with substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals, are calling for rules that would limit youth access to marijuana in Washington state, now that the drug is legal there for adults. …

Kerry to Back Broad Approach to Fighting Drug-Related Violence in Central America

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will promote a broad approach to fighting drug-related violence in Central America at a meeting of the Organization of the American States this week, according to Reuters. …

Colorado Law on Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Takes Effect

A new law that sets legal limits on marijuana levels in the bloodstream took effect in Colorado on May 28. Under the new law, drivers are assumed to be impaired if their blood test shows a level of THC—the active ingredient in marijuana—of five or more nanograms per milliliter. …

New Drug-Sniffing Dogs Not Trained to Detect Marijuana in Washington, Colorado

Law enforcement officials in charge of K-9 units in Washington state and Colorado, where recreational marijuana is now legal, are no longer training drug-sniffing dogs to detect the drug, according to Fox News. Dogs already trained to detect marijuana are being forced into early retirement. …