The Joint Blog | September 17, 2017 The legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has had no impact on road fatality rates, according to a new study published by the American Journal of Public Health.
Study Finds Road Fatalities Unaffected by Marijuana Legalization
Researchers at the University of Texas evaluated motor vehicle crash fatality rates in the first 2 states with recreational marijuana legalization and compared them with motor vehicle crash fatality rates in similar states without recreational marijuana legalization. They used the US Fatality Analysis Reporting System to determine the annual numbers of motor vehicle crash fatalities between 2009 and 2015 in Washington, Colorado, and 8 control states. They compared year-over-year changes in motor vehicle crash fatality rates per billion vehicle miles traveled before and aft....
Colorado marijuana companies brace for flood of cannabis from outdoor grows
With some of the largest licensed outdoor grow facilities in the country, Pueblo County produces a significant amount of Colorados wholesale marijuana and this years harvest could be its biggest.
Its understandable, then, that indoor and greenhouse wholesale growers across Colorado might be worried about a possible flood of product this fall.
But the states growers neednt necessarily brace for a dip in the price of a pound of cannabis, according to industry insiders.
Analysts say any worry is unwarranted because:
Most of the outdoor crop has already been contracted as....
Representatives Andy Harris, M.D. R-MD-01, Earl Blumenauer D-OR-03, H. Morgan Griffith R-VA-09, and Zoe Lofgren D-CA-19 introduced H.R. 3391: The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017.
This Act amends the federal law to facilitate clinical investigations involving the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products.
As you may know, there are many benefits to medical cannabis. Those suffering from PTSD, Tourettes Syndrome, Parkinsons Disease, and many other debilitating conditions have found relief because of medical marijuana.
But, despite the fact that over 200 millio....
The Joint Blog | August 17, 2017 A federal report has determined that there is currently no evidence-based method of detecting marijuana-impaired driving, despite numerous states having laws in place that find someone guilty of a DUID if they test above a certain THC level.
Federal Report: No Evidence-Based Methods to Detect Marijuana-Impaired Driving
A number of states have set a THC limit in their laws indicating that if a suspects THC concentration is above that level typically 5 ng/ml of blood, then the suspect is to be considered impaired, states the report conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA . This per se limit appears to have been based on something other than scientific evidence. Some recent studies demonstrate that such per se limits are not evidence-based.
In addition the report also calls into question sweat, hair, saliva and urine testing, stating that there are currently no ....
Jeff Sessions used inaccurate facts to criticize pot legalization, state officials say
Washington state officials are calling out Jeff Sessions for using questionable facts about marijuana.
Recent statements from Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson say that Sessions used unreliable statistics to judge the impact of cannabis legalization in Washington, reports Vice News.
It is clear that our goals regarding health and safety are in step with the goals Attorney General Sessions has articulated, said Inslee in his personal statement. Unfortunately, he is referring to incomplete and unreliable data that does not provide the most accurate snapshot ....
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