California: Teen Marijuana Use Declines Post-Legalization

Teen use in California is down after legalization

CALIFORNIA: Marijuana use by adolescents continues to decline in California, according to statewide data provided by the California Healthy Kids Survey, a biennial survey funded by the Departments of Health and Education. Among 7th graders, 4.2 percent reported ever having used cannabis during the years 2015 to 2017, as compared to 7.9 percent during the years 2013 to 2015 Read the full article…

Study: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Improved Crime Clearance Rates

Study: Adult Use Legalization Associated With Improved Crime Clearance Rates

WASHINGTON: The enactment of state laws regulating adult marijuana use is associated with an increase in crime clearance rates, according to data published in the journal Police Quarterly. Clearance rates are calculated by dividing the number of crimes that are ‘cleared’ (charges are filed) by the total number of crimes reported. Criminologists at Washington State University assessed crime clearance rates Read the full article…

Federal Government Reports Teen Marijuana Use In Colorado Still Has NOT Increased Since Legalization

pot is popular

Five years after Colorado voters decided to regulate marijuana for adult use, rates of current and lifetime use among high school students remain relatively unchanged and on par with national averages COLORADO: A new federal report shows rates of teen marijuana use in Colorado have still not increased since voters decided to end marijuana prohibition in Read the full article…

Cannabis Retail Facilities Associated With Rising Home Values

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GEORGIA: Cannabis retail facilities are associated with increased home values, according to data to be published in the journal Real Estate Economics. Researchers from the University of Georgia at Athens, the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and California State University Sacramento assessed the relationship between operational retail cannabis facilities in Denver, Colorado and fluctuations in nearby housing values. Authors reported Read the full article…

Vancouver WA Pot Shops Report Traffic Dips After Oregon Sales Launch

Main Street Marijuana, the largest retail store in Washington, dropped its sales prices by 25 percent a few days prior to Oct. 1 in hopes of luring Portlanders over the border.

By Sue Vorenberg WASHINGTON: Pot shops in Vancouver, Washington, reported weekend traffic dips of 10 to 20 percent after the launch of Oregon’s early start recreational cannabis sales on Oct. 1, 2015. Stores in the city, including two of the three largest pot shops in Washington, have been heavily dependent on Portland consumers, who frequently crossed Read the full article…

Spokane Police Give Out Few Marijuana Citations

Pot smokers are more likely to be arrested by security than cops

WASHINGTON: Riverfront Park might be the worst place to get high in Spokane. Data from Spokane Municipal Court shows marijuana users are far more likely to be fined for consuming pot in public by a park security guard than by a Spokane police officer, though they’re unlikely to get a ticket at all. Citywide, law enforcement officers have Read the full article…

Report Looks At Impact Of Legal Marijuana In Colorado

Michigan likes its marijuana

COLORADO: A report released Tuesday by a federally-funded agency paints a picture that commercial marijuana is causing problems in Colorado. Though the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area says its report doesn’t make a judgment, it’s easy to make that assessment based on the statistics provided. Marijuana supporters disagree with the findings. “Yeah, it’s Read the full article…