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January 29, 2021

Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization Not Associated with Any Rise in Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions

"We found that the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington did not result in an increase in SUD [substance use disorder] treatment admissions for cocaine, opioids, or methamphetamines among adolescents or emerging adults.”

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January 28, 2021

Rise in Storefront Marijuana Dispensaries Associated with Declines in Opioid-Related Deaths

"Increased medical and recreational storefront dispensary counts are associated with reduced opioid related mortality rates during the study period. These associations appear particularly strong for deaths related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl."

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January 27, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Schumer Reiterates Push For Cannabis Reform

Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reiterated his support for ending marijuana criminalization to Rachel Maddow of MSNBC as part of the foundational "three stools" of policy to address in this session of Congress

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January 26, 2021

Opioid Prescriptions Decline in Canada Following Enactment of Adult-Use Marijuana Legalization

"The findings of this study add to the growing body of evidence that easier access to cannabis for patients with pain may reduce opioid use and partially offset expenditures for both public and private drug plans.”

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