Thursday, October 10, 2019

NORML News of the Week 10/10/2019

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 22, Issue 41
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THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 22   •   Issue 41   •   October 10, 2019
Marijuana Retail Dispensary

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

Researchers reported, "[M]arijuana legalization and sales have had minimal to no effect on major crimes in Colorado or Washington. We observed no statistically significant long-term effects of recreational cannabis laws or the initiation of retail sales on violent or property crime rates in these states."

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Marijuana Legalization

Survey: Marijuana Legalization in Canada "Has Not Had a Noticeable Impact on the Workplace"

The findings are in contrast to the perceptions held by Canadians prior to legalization, when nearly half presumed that the policy change would be associated with a decline in work quality and productivity and a rise in occupational accidents.

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Marijuana Use

Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated with Clinical Improvements in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Researchers further reported that cannabis therapy was associated with a significant reduction in patients' consumption of prescription medications, as well as weight gain and the increased likelihood of full-time employment.

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CBD Products

Lab Results Contradict Labelling of Some Commercially Available CBD Products

Of the eight products tested by investigators, two contained percentages of CBD and THC that were higher than the amount indicated on the label. Two products contained far less CBD than advertised. One product tested negative for any quantity of cannabidiol.

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Medical Marijuana

Case Report: Cannabis Mitigates Symptoms in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Familial Mediterranean Fever

Researchers concluded that medical cannabis administration attenuated the severity of FMF attacks and also decreased their frequency, stating "cannabis is a therapeutic option for treating the most complex patients with FMF."

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Marijuana Use

Study: History of Cannabis Use Associated with Reduced Risk of Intestinal Infection

Researchers concluded that a past history of cannabis exposure "was associated with a decreased risk of CDI amongst hospitalized patients."

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