Ten year’s worth of data from a survey of American college students with 1.1 million participants shows that of-age students are less likely to binge drink where recreational cannabis is legal. That’s according to a new study just published in Addictive Behaviors, one of the first to investigate how... Read more
Seven months ago, the Texas House of Representatives and State Senate unanimously voted for hemp legalization. That decision is having major repercussions on the way the state prosecutes marijuana possession, mainly because law enforcement has very limited resources when it comes to knowing the difference between marijuana and hemp.... Read more
A Colorado county has launched a public service campaign to warn residents that there may be risks associated with using cannabis. The campaign, dubbed “Marijuana is Not Harmless,” was kicked off by the Weld County Health and Environment Department on Thursday. Eric Aakko, a spokesman for the department, said... Read more
After Texas legalized hemp and threw marijuana prosecution into chaos last year, prosecutors filed far fewer criminal charges, police departments paid for private testing and public crime labs were struggling to catch up. By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune It’s been more than six months since Texas lawmakers legalized... Read more
After Texas legalized hemp and threw marijuana prosecution into chaos last year, prosecutors filed far fewer criminal charges, police departments paid for private testing and public crime labs were struggling to catch up. By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune It’s been more than six months since Texas lawmakers legalized... Read more
After Texas legalized hemp and threw marijuana prosecution into chaos last year, prosecutors filed far fewer criminal charges, police departments paid for private testing and public crime labs were struggling to catch up. By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune It’s been more than six months since Texas lawmakers legalized... Read more
‘Great opportunity to share knowledge and research’: Q&A with Caren Wilcox, head of fledgling US Hemp Growers Association
In agriculture, it’s rare that a new commodity presents such new opportunities for farmers and businesses in the way hemp has. And the nascent industry has experienced its share of growing pains since the 2014 Farm Bill established a pilot research program for the crop in the United States... Read more
After a string of burglaries at cannabis businesses in the state, a Washington regulatory agency is suspending an online resource that could be a valuable tool for the culprits. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has taken down a map from its website that identified the locations of... Read more
Cannabis consumers are crossing state lines to visit dispensaries in Illinois, where sales of recreational marijuana became legal on New Year’s Day. Four of the five states that border Illinois — Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri — have not yet legalized cannabis for recreational use. Sales of recreational marijuana... Read more
Following the passage of a new spending package at the end of December, the age for purchasing tobacco in the U.S. has now changed. Specifically, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has raised the age from 18 to 21. Spending Package Initiates Change to Tobacco Rules The new change... Read more



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