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Pot Smoking Parents

Pot Smoking Parents

Pot Smoking Parents Voters or legislators in 29 states plus Guam, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medical purposes and eight states have legalized it for recreational use. According to the Pew Research Center, at the end of 2016, 57% of U.S. adults say marijuana should be legal despite the […]

The Marijuana Re-Schedule

The Marijuana Re-Schedule

The Marijuana Re-Schedule It was good news and bad news this week for those who wish to legalize marijuana when the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) declined to move marijuana from a Schedule I to Schedule II drug. The ruling came in response to two petitions – one from the governors of Rhode Island and Washington […]

Marijuana in the Workplace

Marijuana in the Workplace

Marijuana in the Workplace Along with alcohol and other drugs in the workplace, the advent of the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in many states requires employers to face a variety of issues related to the use of marijuana by employees. “The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) estimated in 2007 […]

What About “Medical Marijuana”?

What About “Medical Marijuana”?

What About “Medical Marijuana”? “Lies, damned lies and statistics” is a phrase sometimes attributed to Benjamin Disraeli but certainly popularized by Mark Twain. I would add to that “lies, damned lies and scientific studies.” As discerning readers know, not all studies should be given equal weight and some are more reliable than others. The funding source […]

Will Colorado’s Recreational Marijuana Law Disappear?

Will Colorado’s Recreational Marijuana Law Disappear?

Will Colorado’s Recreational Marijuana Law Disappear? Colorado’s Amendment 64 was passed as a ballot initiative in Colorado in 2012. The voters in Colorado approved the Amendment, which amended Article XVIII of the Colorado Constitution. This constitutional amendment allowed for the legalization of recreational marijuana.  Colorado is one of four states and the District of Columbia […]

Cannabis Use: A New Approach to Harm Reduction?

Cannabis Use: A New Approach to Harm Reduction?

Cannabis Use: A New Approach to Harm Reduction? The topic of marijuana is of growing interest across the world.  At least 10 countries have seen or will see marijuana legalization either recreational or medical use: Spain, Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Ecuador, Israel[1] and Australia.[2] As of 2015, Bangladesh, North Korea, Czech Republic, Portugal, Uruguay, the Netherlands, […]

Medical Marijuana: Are There Any Benefits?

Medical Marijuana: Are There Any Benefits?

Medical Marijuana: Are There Any Benefits? Every day more and more reports, research and articles are released that address the question of whether there are truly benefits to medical marijuana. So far the science is conflicting…some say yes…some say no. Unfortunately marijuana has not been thoroughly studied by scientists and the DEA until the last […]