Study: Adult Use Marijuana Laws Do Not Adversely Impact Traffic Fatality Rates
The enactment of statewide laws regulating the adult use and sale of cannabis is not associated with subsequent changes in traffic fatality rates, according to an analysis of traffic safety data Crash fatality rates after recreational marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado published today in the American Journal of Public Health.
Investigators from the University of Texas-Austin evaluated crash fatality rates in Colorado and Washington pre- and post-legalization. They compared these rates to those of eight control states that had not enacted any significant chan....
Prosecution of marijuana attorney could impact industry, fellow lawyers say
he week before Memorial Day, California lawyer Jessica McElfresh was charged with multiple felonies by the San Diego County district attorney.
Her alleged wrongdoing? Conspiracies to commit a crime and obstruct justice and manufacturing a controlled substance.
But a number of cannabis industry attorneys have another word for the charges: retaliation.
The reason, they say, is simple. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis was embarrassed that her office lost in court to McElfresh when a judge ruled the DA must return $100,000 to James Slatic and his family. The money was confis....
New York could soon allow women to use medical marijuana for period pain
New York lawmakers believe its time to let women treat menstrual cramps with the help of cannabis.
The New York Assemblys Health Committee passed an initiative last week to add dysmenorrhea the medical term for severe period pain to the states list of approved conditions that qualify for medical marijuana use, reports Newsweek.
This is a womans health issue and for years women have suffered in silence. Theres Midol. You can take Advil, but really nothing more, said Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal to Newsweek. Men have really been [the ones] whove run state hous....
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