Thursday, January 2, 2020

NORML News of the Week 1/2/2020

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 23, Issue 1
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THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 23   •   Issue 1   •   January 02, 2020
Marijuana and Young Adults

Adult-Use Marijuana Laws Associated with Less Binge Drinking by Young Adults on College Campuses

Researchers concluded: "[F]or students ages 21 years and over, binge drinking decreased following RML (recreational marijuana legalization).

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Cannabis Powder

Clinical Trial: Cannabis Powder Associated with Reduced Pain, Anxiety in Cancer Patients

Cannabis treatment was associated with a statistically significant reduction in pain and anxiety, along the mitigation of several other symptoms, including depression, appetite loss, and insomnia.

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Marijuana Ballot Initiative

South Dakota: Voters to Decide on Medical Cannabis Access in 2020

The initiative permits qualified patients to possess and home-cultivate cannabis for medical purposes, and establishes a state-regulated retail system for medical marijuana sales.

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Marijuana and Teens

Study: Among Teens, Age of First Cannabis Exposure Trending Older

"The prevalence of marijuana use before the age of 15 years has decreased since 1999 in the whole population."

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Medical Marijuana

Case Series: Inhaled Cannabis Reduces Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome

French researchers reported on the use of inhaled cannabis in 12 patients with refractory RLS. All but one of the patients "admitted total relief of symptoms following cannabis smoking."

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Marijuana and Youth Use

Annual Youth Survey Data Shows Little Change in Self-Reported Cannabis Use Trends

The percentage of young people reporting lifetime cannabis use, annual use, and use within the past 30 days has changed little since 2012 and remains well below 1999 levels.

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