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Colorado sees 33 percent decline in cannabis related DUIs

Colorado sees 33 percent decline in cannabis related DUIs

April 25, 2017

The amount of citations written for those driving under the influence of cannabis in Colorado decreased by 33 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared tot he same period in 2016, as reported by The Cannabist.  Colorado officials, however, still see cannabis use while driving as a major concern. "We're still troubled by the fact that marijuana users are still telling us they routinely drive ...

New legislation aims to remove cannabis as a Schedule I drug

New legislation aims to remove cannabis as a Schedule I drug

April 24, 2017

As cannabis legalization, and therefore rescheduling, has reached an all-time high in the United States, two Congressman have proposed a bill that would allow medical patients, scientists and medical researchers easier access to cannabis. The legislation would remove cannabis from its current Sche...

New study links medical cannabis laws with a decline in Medicaid prescriptions

New study links medical cannabis laws with a decline in Medicaid prescriptions

April 19, 2017

According to a new study by Health Affairs, significant evidence shows negative association between medical cannabis laws and prescriptions filled for each category of Medicaid beneficiaries.  The authors of the study have estimated that if the entire United States had enacted medical cannabis laws back in 2014, there would be a total of $1.01 billion in total savings for fee-for-service Medicaid. "Ou...

Will Canada see legalized cannabis for social use under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

Will Canada see legalized cannabis for social use under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau?

April 18, 2017

Last week Canada’s Liberal Party-led government announced several bills to legalize cannabis for social use throughout the country. This hold's true to the 2015 campaign promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  The legalization bills are expected to pass and be implemented by the government's goal of July 1, 2018. Here's an outline of what will and will not be allowed under the new bills: ...

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