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Marijuana Legalization Associated With Reduced Use Of Opioids, Finds New Study

The enactment of laws legalizing marijuana on the state level is associated with a reduction in the use of schedule III opioid drugs among Medicaid enrollees, according to a new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Investigators with the University of California, San Diego assessed the relationship between recreational marijuana[…]

Michigan Voters Legalize Marijuana

Michigan voters have passed an initiative to legalize marijuana. Voters this evening passed Proposal 18-1 into law, making Michigan the 10th state to legalize marijuana. The initiative allows for the possession of up to 2.5 ounces, or up to 10 ounces at a private residence, for those 21 and older.[…]

Utah Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Utah voters have passed an initiative to make medical marijuana legal. By a large majority voters have passed the Utah Medical Cannabis Act. The initiative legalizes medical marijuana and marijuana products for patients who have been recommended the medicine by a physician. The new law establishes a licensed and regulated[…]

Study Finds that Thousands Of Peer-Reviewed Cannabis Studies Have Been Published in Past Decade

The total number of peer-reviewed scientific papers dedicated to cannabis, and the therapeutic use of cannabis in particular, has increased exponentially in recent years, according to data published the journal Population Health Management. Israeli researchers assessed trends in the number of scientific publications specific to cannabis as compared to all scientific publications during the years[…]

Study Finds That Marijuana Use is Associated With Lower Diabetes Risk

The past use of cannabis is significantly associated with lower odds of diabetes in adults, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Investigators with the University of Toronto assessed the association between cannabis use and diabetes in a nationally representative sample, while accounting for a range of potential confounders[…]