Tag Archives: Medical Marijuana

Backers of Colorado Ballot Proposal Urge Voters to “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol”

Backers of a ballot proposal in Colorado to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana are urging voters to “regulate marijuana like alcohol,” The New York Times reports. …

U.S. Attorney Says Marijuana Dispensaries Should Take Warning Letters Seriously

The 23 marijuana dispensaries located near schools in Colorado that received warning letters last week telling them they must shut down should take the warning seriously, according to Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh. …

Anti-Drug Leaders Respond to Study on Medical Marijuana and Traffic Deaths

Some experts in the field of substance abuse say there are significant problems with a recent study that concluded medical marijuana laws are associated with a reduction in traffic deaths. The critics point out the study was published as a working paper, and was not a peer-reviewed study in a scientific journal. …

Study Links Medical Marijuana Laws With Drop in Traffic Deaths

A new study finds medical marijuana laws are associated with a reduction in traffic deaths. The most likely reason for the decrease is that some people in states with the laws use marijuana instead of alcohol, the researchers say. …

Two Governors Ask Federal Government to Reclassify Marijuana

The governors of Rhode Island and Washington have asked the federal government to reclassify marijuana as a drug with accepted medical uses. …

Man Who Used Medical Marijuana Taken Off Liver Transplant List in California

A man who was on the liver transplant list at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has been removed because he was using medical marijuana and did not show up for a drug test. …

Commentary: Marijuana Use and Adolescents: What Clinicians Need to Know

As marijuana use among teenagers increases and its perceived danger among this age group decreases, clinicians need to know the latest science about the harmful effects of the drug on the adolescent brain, according to a researcher at the University of Colorado, Denver. …

Lawsuits Seek to Halt Federal Crackdown on California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Advocates for medical marijuana dispensaries have filed lawsuits in California to try to win court orders that would stop U.S. attorneys from closing them down. …

CA County Petition Drive Challenges Law That Would Shutter Medical Marijuana Clinics

A petition drive in Kern County, California, seeks to challenge a recent law that would close down medical marijuana clinics in the area. …

Study Finds Teen Drug Use Not Affected by State Medical Marijuana Law

Teenagers in Rhode Island did not use more marijuana after the state implemented its medical marijuana law in 2006, according to a new study. …