Study: Passage of Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Reduced Incidences Of Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities

we find that MMLs (medical marijuana laws) are associated with decreases in the probability of [an individual] having consumed alcohol in the past month, binge drinking, and the number of drinks consumed."

MONTANA: The passage of medical cannabis laws is associated with a reduction in the public’s overall consumption of alcohol and with fewer incidences of alcohol-related traffic fatalities, according to data published in the Journal of Law and Economics.

Study: Passage of Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Reduced Incidences Of Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities

we find that MMLs (medical marijuana laws) are associated with decreases in the probability of [an individual] having consumed alcohol in the past month, binge drinking, and the number of drinks consumed."

MONTANA: The passage of medical cannabis laws is associated with a reduction in the public’s overall consumption of alcohol and with fewer incidences of alcohol-related traffic fatalities, according to data published in the Journal of Law and Economics.

Activists Defeat California Vaporizer Ban

E-cigarettes were patented in the '60s but became popular only on the last decade and are now a $10 billion global industry.

CALIFORNIA: California Senator Ellen Corbett’s SB 648 – a bill to ban vaporizer use in much of CA. – was withdrawn this week, sources state. The office for California NORML reports this morning that Corbett has held the bill over for another year.

Activists Defeat California Vaporizer Ban

E-cigarettes were patented in the '60s but became popular only on the last decade and are now a $10 billion global industry.

CALIFORNIA: California Senator Ellen Corbett’s SB 648 – a bill to ban vaporizer use in much of CA. – was withdrawn this week, sources state. The office for California NORML reports this morning that Corbett has held the bill over for another year.

Krupicka: Reforming Marijuana Laws Must Be Incremental in Virginia

Virginia state delegate Rob Krupicka speaks out during "strategy chat" with Northern Virginia chapter of N.O.R.M.L.

VIRGINIA: Efforts to reform marijuana laws in Virginia need to be incremental, focused on building alliances across political and ideological lines and should put the faces of those whose lives have been adversely affected by the current system out front, state Del. Rob Krupicka said Thursday.

Group Pushes for Legalized Marijuana in Wyoming

Wyoming Governor Matt Mead opposes marijuana legalization

WYOMING – Members of the newly formed Wyoming chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws are launching a campaign to legalize marijuana in the state through a ballot initiative. The group is aiming to get the initiative on the 2016 statewide ballot, according to Christine Christian, its executive director.

Festive Crowd Gathers to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Olympia Hempfest

Tie Dye Booth at 10th Annual Olympia Hempfest

WASHINGTON: Mellow was the mood as the dedicated followers of cannabis converged onto Heritage Park — a modest chunk of field in the shadows of the gilded dome of the Washington State Capital building — for the first day of the 10th Anniversary of  Olympia Hempfest. There will be many cannabis celebrations happening this summer, but it Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Compound Reduces Cigarette Consumption In Tobacco Smokers

"This is the first study to demonstrate the impact of CBD on cigarette smoking"

UNITED KINGDOM: The inhalation of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD (cannabidiol) significantly mitigates tobacco smokers’ desire for cigarettes, according to clinical trial data published online in the journal Addictive Behaviors. Investigators at University College London conducted a double blind pilot study to assess the impact of the ad-hoc consumption of organic CBD versus placebo in 24 tobacco-smoking subjects seeking Read the full article…