Meta-Analysis: Studies Refute Claims That Medical Cannabis Access Encourages Teen Use

That paper concluded, [C]oncerns that increased marijuana use is an unintended effect of state marijuana laws seem unfounded."

NEW YORK:  The enactment of statewide laws regulating the use and distribution of cannabis for medical purposes is not associated with increased marijuana use among young people, according to a review of relevant studies published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators from Columbia University, the RAND Corporation, the University of California at Davis, and the Boston Read the full article…

Marijuana Dispensaries Save Lives, New Study Shows

WSLCB issues new advertising regulations

The United States has a problem with painkillers. During the past 15 years, America has seen a tremendous growth in both the sales of prescription opiates and the number of people who die each year from abusing them. More than 16,000 people fatally overdosed on prescription painkillers in 2013, accounting for 60% of all overdose Read the full article…

Philly420: Is Pennsylvania Really Smoking $2 Billion Of Marijuana?

Pennsylvania has little to lose and much to gain if we can bring our state cannabis economy into the light.

PENNSYLVANIA:  Estimating the size and value of the underground marijuana market is difficult. But recently the RAND Corporation, a national policy think-tank, attempted to do just that for the state of Vermont. In a report issued last week, RAND explored a variety of policy options that might replace current prohibition laws. The authors also offered some Read the full article…

A Dozen Ways To Legalize The Marijuana Supply Chain, In Vermont Or Any State

Three members of a church that uses marijuana in its ceremonies have been ticketed for possessing a controlled substance at a National Park.

VERMONT:  Legalizing marijuana is not a binary choice. After months of research, the RAND corporation on Friday released a report for the state of Vermont exploring marijuana legalization and regulation there. The 218-page report, commissioned as a result of a May law, explores every aspect, option and pathway to legalization. The report breaks out 12 ways a state can regulate the supply Read the full article…

Vermont To Hold Hearing On Marijuana Legalization

Health care leaders and entrepreneurs are competing for five licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana in New York as patients seek improved access to the drug.

VERMONT:  A public hearing is planned this week on the possible legalization of marijuana in Vermont. The Wednesday hearing will be held statewide via Vermont Interactive Television. Earlier this year the Legislature ordered the administration to study marijuana legalization. A report is due in January. The state contracted with the RAND Corporation to examine issues Read the full article…