October 11, 2019

Survey: Pain Patients Often Report Substituting Cannabis for Opioids

Researchers concluded, “Our findings are consistent with prior surveys of American and Canadian marijuana users in which substitution of marijuana for opioids was prevalent due to better symptom management and fewer adverse and withdrawal effects.”
October 9, 2019

Clarifying NY State Decriminalization and Marijuana Possession Related Penalties

There has been some confusion and misinformation circulating about what New York’s latest expansion of marijuana decriminalization means and what impact it will have on criminal prosecutions going forward.
October 9, 2019

Report: Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Adverse ‘Spillover’ Effects in Neighboring States

The enactment of adult-use marijuana legalization laws is not associated with any significant increase in cannabis-related activity in neighboring states and counties, according to a federally funded report published by the nonprofit Justice Research and Statistics Association.
October 9, 2019

Study: No Uptick in Violent Crime Following Adult Use Cannabis Legalization

Investigators from Department of Justice and Criminology at Washington State University reported, "Our results from Colorado and Washington suggest that legalization has not had major detrimental effects on public safety.”