Overview Of The Marijuana-infused Food Regulations

Edibles are changing the marijuana marketplace

By Ian Lebowski Colorado State was the first to be declared cannabis-friendly after legalizing medical marijuana in 2000. During that time, only a few regulations governed distribution and use of the drug. However, certain concerns have led to new rules and guidelines for cultivation, distribution, acquisition and use of marijuana, either for medical or recreational purposes. Read the full article…

Evidence Of Marijuana’s Medical Usefulness Mounts

Medical marijuana advocates are asking for special treatment of cannabis, something that offends the technocratic sensibilities of organized medicine.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The current issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) includes two articles that review studies of marijuana’s medical utility and come to similar conclusions about the applications that are best supported by the existing evidence: treatment of chronic pain, neuropathic pain and spasticity. There is also substantial evidence that THC, marijuana’s Read the full article…

Legalizing Medical Marijuana May Lead To Fewer Suicides

The mechanism through which legalizing medical marijuana reduces suicides among young men remains a topic for future study.

A team of economists’ newly published report in the American Journal of Public Health suggests states that have legalized medical marijuana may see a reduction in suicide rates in young men.  The researchers took a close look at state-level suicide data over a 17-year period, from 1990 to 2007, from the National Vital Statistics System’s mortality detail Read the full article…