Friday, July 23, 2021

Adam Drury

Prosecutor Issues Warning About Cannabis Edibles That Look Like Normal Candy

Halloween is still months away. But in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says Trick or Treat will never be the same. On Thursday, Stuart’s office in the Southern District of West Virginia issued a public health alert...

Study Finds Cannabis May Be Suitable Treatment Option for Fibromyalgia

Somewhere between three and six million people in the United States suffer from fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome that doctors scarcely understand and struggle to effectively treat. But for years, many fibromyalgia patients have shared their stories and experiences...

New York Lawmakers May Vote on Marijuana Legalization Wednesday

New York’s current legislative session ends on Wednesday, June 19, and it’s the last chance lawmakers will have to vote on marijuana legalization. Over the weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo held talks with Senate and Assembly members to...

New Study Suggests Low Levels of THC in Blood Do Not Increase Risk of Car Crash

Canada’s historic legalization of marijuana in October 2018 prompted some major changes to the country’s drug-impaired driving laws. The changes aimed to respond to concerns about legalization’s impact on public safety, especially on the road. As a result, many...

New Study Brings Skepticism to Idea That Legal Marijuana Reduces Opioid Deaths

In recent years, health professionals and policymakers have become increasingly interested in medical cannabis’s potential to reduce opioid use and prevent overdose deaths. Several states have already added opioid replacement provisions to their medical marijuana programs or approved opioid...

New Mexico Expands Medical Marijuana Program with Addition of Six Conditions

New Mexico’s medical marijuana program is opening its doors to more patients, thanks to a policy change revising the state’s list of qualifying conditions. On Thursday, New Mexico Health Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel signed off on the addition of six...

57 Percent of Minnesota Doctors Consider Adult-Use Cannabis An Important Issue

In the first of a series of talks focusing on the issue of recreational marijuana legalization, hundreds of Minnesota doctors gathered in Minneapolis to share their views on the issue. To gather input from those doctors, the Minnesota Medical...

Cancer Patient in Illinois Sentenced to Four Years in Prison For Marijuana

On May 31, the Illinois General Assembly voted to make Illinois the 11th state to legalize recreational cannabis. The new law will take effect January 1, 2020. But Thomas J. Franzen, a Stage 4 cancer patient, will watch that...

Surgeon General Expresses Concern About High Levels of THC in Modern Cannabis

Trump-appointed Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams appeared on Hill TV’s morning show “Rising” Wednesday to share his concerns about the rising potency of cannabis products. Adams began the segment by explaining to viewers that THC is “the product which...

Customs and Border Protection Seizes $1.4 Million Worth of Marijuana in Texas

The World Trade Bridge between the United States and Mexico is one of the most secure and fortified ports of entry along the US southern border. But drug traffickers still smuggle the majority of illicit drugs through official ports...

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Study: Marijuana Legalization Laws Don’t Undermine Tobacco Smoking Prevention Efforts

State-level changes to the legal status of cannabis have not limited the effectiveness of anti-smoking efforts targeted toward young...
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