Thursday, November 14, 2019

NORML News of the Week 11/14/2019

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 22, Issue 46
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THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 22   •   Issue 46   •   November 14, 2019
Driving Simulator

Driving Simulator: THC Dosing Associated with Decreased Speed, No Residual Effects on Performance

"Among young regular but non-dependent cannabis users, smoked cannabis led to a significant reduction in driving speed, ...but there was little evidence of residual effects."

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Marijuana Vape Cartridges

CDC Identifies Vitamin E Oil Additive as a "Very Strong Culprit of Concern" in Vaping-Related Lung Injuries

The agency adds, "The latest national and state findings suggest products containing THC, particularly from informal sources like friends, or family, or in-person or online dealers, are linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak."

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Marijuana and PTSD

Study: Cannabis Use Among Post-Traumatic Stress Patients Associated with Reduced Depression

"This study provides preliminary epidemiological evidence that cannabis use may contribute to reducing the association between post-traumatic stress disorder and severe depressive and suicidal states."

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CBD Capsules

Clinical Trial: Oral CBD Administration Not Associated with Positive Drug Test Results

Investigators reported, "Accurate labeling and regulation of ∆9-THC content in CBD/hemp products are needed to prevent unexpected positive drug tests and unintended drug effects."

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CBD Labeling

Report: Potency of CBD Products Sold Online Often Deviates from What Is Advertised

Some of the products also tested positive for the presence of solvent residue and elevated levels of heavy metals – findings that are also consistent with those of other studies.

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Marijuana and the Brain

Study: Steady Decline in Reports of 'Cannabis Use Disorder'

Authors concluded, "[W]e found evidence that among people reporting daily/almost daily cannabis use, there were important reductions in the prevalence of cannabis use disorder from 2002 to 2016."

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