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Facts on the Emerging Science on the Effects of Marijuana

Marijuana is one of the most hotly debated drugs of our time, according to Kevin Sabet, PhD, Policy Consultant and Assistant Professor, University of Florida. He says that while sifting through the rhetoric about the drug can be difficult, it is important to know what the research has established. There is now a plethora of scientific studies about the use of the drug and its public health implications. …

Critics of State Marijuana Legalization Measures Focus on Mothers

Critics of ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana in Oregon, California and Colorado are focusing on mothers, according to Reuters. …

Polls Show Substantial Support for Marijuana Initiatives in Colorado and Washington

Polls suggest there is substantial voter support for initiatives in Colorado and Washington that would allow recreational use of marijuana, according to The Wall Street Journal. Voters in Oregon, where a similar measure will appear on the ballot in November, are split. …

Estimates of Tax Revenue From Marijuana Legalization in Three States Vary Widely

Estimates vary widely about how much tax might be collected from marijuana sales if recreational use of the drug is approved by voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington this November, the Associated Press reports. …

Marijuana Use Linked with Increased Risk of Testicular Cancer

A new study finds that young men who use marijuana have an increased risk of testicular cancer, according to ABC News. …

Former Heads of DEA Call on Attorney General to Oppose State Marijuana Measures

Nine former administrators of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, urging him to oppose three state measures on the ballot this November that would legalize recreational marijuana. …

High-Potency and Synthetic Marijuana Can Harm Developing Embryo’s Brain

High-potency marijuana, and the synthetic form of the drug, known as “K2” or “Spice,” can harm a developing embryo’s brain, a new study concludes. …

Washington State Marijuana Law Could Bring In Major Tax Revenue

Washington state’s initiative to legalize marijuana, which will be on the November ballot, could raise up to $1.9 billion in new tax revenue over five years, if the federal government allows it. …

Drought Damages Ohio’s Marijuana Crop

The drought that has hit much of the country has also affected Ohio’s marijuana crop, The Plain Dealer reports. …

Fewer Marijuana Plants Eradicated Nationwide Over Past Three Years

The number of marijuana plants that have been eradicated nationwide has dropped over the past three years, while the amount of bulk processed marijuana seized by authorities has doubled. …