How Much Does Marijuana Impact Your Driving?

According to the most recent national roadside survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of weekend nighttime drivers, 8.3 percent had some alcohol in their system and 12.6 percent tested positive for THC—up from 8.6 percent in 2007.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance. The exact impact of marijuana on driving ability is a controversial subject—and it’s become more important states continue to loosen their drug laws. And, while drunk driving is on Read the full article…

How Much Does Marijuana Impact Your Driving?

A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance.

IOWA:  A rigorous federal research study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse offers new data on the effects of marijuana on driving performance. The exact impact of marijuana on driving ability is a controversial subject—and it’s become more important states continue to loosen their drug laws. And, while drunk driving is on the decline Read the full article…

Marijuana Gears Up For Production High In US Labs

“We want to be able to evaluate the claims that marijuana is therapeutically beneficial” and to explore treatments for addiction, says Nora Volkow, director of NIDA in Rockville, Maryland.

MARYLAND: Residents of 23 US states can buy medical marijuana to treat everything from cancer pain to anxiety, but US scientists must wade through onerous paperwork to score the drug for study. Their sole dealer is the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which has a contract with the University of Mississippi in Oxford to Read the full article…

Laws Make Studying Marijuana Difficult

Meanwhile, marijuana advocates say NIDA's control over research has made almost impossible their ability to test the drug against ailments such as pain, cancer-related nausea and epilepsy.

DELAWARE: The only marijuana available for research in the U.S. is locked down by federal regulators who are more focused on studies to keep people off the drug than helping researchers learn how it might be beneficial. Marijuana is a trend that “will peak like tobacco then people will see their error,” said Nora Volkow, Read the full article…

DEA To Boost Marijuana Supply For Research

"That's a lot of marijuana," DEA spokeswoman Barbara Carreno said. "One kilogram is equivalent to a brick. So 650 kilograms would look like 650 bricks and would probably fill a cargo van."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is approving a massive increase in the amount of marijuana that government researchers can use for studies due to a growing interest in medical marijuana. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will now have access to 650 kilograms of pot, after the DEA announced Friday in the Federal Register it is Read the full article…

Federal Drug Agency Denies Marijuana Is Less Toxic Than Alcohol

Massachusetts cracks down on caregivers providing to more than one medical marijuana patient at a time.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The National Institute on Drug Abuse released an eyebrow-raising statement to PolitiFact on Monday, denying that marijuana is less toxic than alcohol.