Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Localized Reductions In Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths

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CALIFORNIA: Counties that permit the operation of medical cannabis dispensaries possess reduced rates of opioid-related mortality, according to the findings of an academic research paper published on the SSRN online network. Researchers from Claremont McKenna College in California, the University of Georgia, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock assessed the localized impact of dispensary operations on Read the full article…

Study: Marijuana Dispensaries Associated With Declining Rates Of Painkiller Abuse

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GEORGIA: Cannabis dispensaries are associated with reduced levels of opioid-related treatment admissions and overall drug mortality, according to a study published online on SSRN.com. A University of Georgia economics professor assessed the relationship between the opening of medical cannabis dispensaries and drug treatment admissions. Dispensary openings are associated with “a 20 percentage point relative decrease in painkiller treatment Read the full article…

Early Marijuana Sales Bill For Oregon Signed By Kate Brown

Gov. Kate Brown signs legislation allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon to begin limited pot sales to adult consumers on Oct. 1.

OREGON:  Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation Tuesday allowing medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon to begin limited pot sales to adult consumers on Oct. 1. Under Senate Bill 460, over-21 consumers will be able to buy up to a quarter-ounce of dried marijuana per day at dispensaries, as well as seeds and up to four immature plants. Read the full article…