With these staggering data points in mind, a neurobiologist conducted a study to see if cannabis could reduce the cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms of heroin users.
Nearly half of pot-using parents (47 percent, to be exact) have consumed it in front of their children, shared it with their children or both. Meanwhile, 60 percent of pot-using parents have told their children honestly that they use cannabis.
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.