Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads to Decreased Arrests, No Increase in Youth Use

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Study: Marijuana Decriminalization Leads to Decreased Arrests, No Increase in Youth Use | NORML ST. LOUIS, MO — State laws reducing minor marijuana possession offenses from criminal to civil violations (aka decriminalization) are associated with dramatic reductions in drug-related arrests, and … Read More

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries

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Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Orthopedic Surgeries | NORML BOSTON, MA — A history of marijuana use is associated with decreased in-hospital mortality among patients undergoing certain orthopedic surgeries, according to data published in the journal Substance Abuse. Investigators … Read More

Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased From Legalizing Marijuana, Study Finds

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Traffic Fatalities Have Not Increased From Legalizing Marijuana, Study Finds | Paul Armentano The enactment of adult use marijuana regulation in Colorado and Washington is not independently linked to an increase in traffic fatalities, according to a study published this week by … Read More

Study: Cannabis Effective at Treating Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

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Study: Cannabis Effective at Treating Symptoms of Fibromyalgia | NORML Cannabis therapy mitigates symptoms of the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia and is associated with a reduction in the use of other prescription drugs, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal … Read More

Study: Artisanal CBD Preparations Associated With Reduced Seizure ActivityiIn Epileptic Children

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Study: Artisanal CBD Preparations Associated With Reduced Seizure ActivityiIn Epileptic Children | NORML NASHVILLE, TN — Cannabidiol (CBD) administration is associated with a significant reduction in seizure frequency in patients with drug-resistant pediatric epilepsy, according to data published in the journal Epilepsy & … Read More

Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Delayed Progression to Injection Drug Use

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Study: Cannabis Use Associated With Delayed Progression to Injection Drug Use | NORML Cannabis use is associated with slower rates of injection initiation among at-risk youth, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review. Canadian researchers assessed drug … Read More

Marijuana Use Not Significantly Associated With Increased Traffic Accident Risk, According to New Study

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Marijuana Use Not Significantly Associated With Increased Traffic Accident Risk, According to New Study | NORML BUCHAREST, ROMANIA — Cannabis exposure is not strongly associated with an increased risk of motor vehicle accident, according to a meta-analysis of 24 epidemiological studies published … Read More

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