The decades-long battle to legalize marijuana remains cloudy in 2017.
The legislation “seeks to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis, and it will make Canada safer,” said Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the minister of justice, on Thursday.
More than 50 million Americans suffer from this painful, debilitating condition.
So far, more than half of all U.S. states have legalized marijuana for medical use, and eight (plus the District of Columbia) have legalized the drug for recreational use. Varieties of cannabis available today are more potent than ever and…
The decrease in traffic fatalities was particularly striking – 12 percent – in 25- to 44-year-olds, an age group with a large percentage of registered medical marijuana users, the authors report in the American Journal of Public Health.
“You can’t directly die from taking a cannabinioid, the way tens of thousands of people are directly dying from opioids each year in the U.S.,” says Dr. Clauw.
The survey results could help dispel a persistent argument often touted by marijuana prohibitionists: that the more pot is treated as a legal substance, the more kids will use it.
As expected, language in the $1.8 trillion federal spending bill recently passed by Congress seeks to protect patients in medical marijuana states such as California.
In fact, it was the effort by scientists to understand the exact mechanism by which cannabis works in the body that led to the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System little more than a decade ago.
“The Obama Administration has actively supported scientific research on whether marijuana or its components can be safe and effective medicine. Eliminating the Public Health Service review should help facilitate additional research to advance our understanding of both the adverse effects and potential therapeutic uses for marijuana or its components.”