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Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

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Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill in June 2018 (S.3032) that would exempt most marijuana-related activities from the Controlled Substances Act when they are allowed under state or tribal law.

Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis: Prescriber's Perspective

Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis: Prescriber's Perspective

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Cannabis has been shown to reduce the use of prescription drugs that have more numerous and serious side effects, including opioids, benzodiazepines, and antidepressants.

Scale of Online Marketplace for Marijuana Increasing

Scale of Online Marketplace for Marijuana Increasing

Online searches for marijuana indicative of shopping increased 199% from 2005 to 2017.

Brief Interventions by Physicians May Decrease Cannabis Use in Youths

Brief Interventions by Physicians May Decrease Cannabis Use in Youths

Interventions by general practitioners did not cut overall use, but it did reduce use in those younger than 18 years.

AAP Addresses Risks to Youths Since Marijuana Legalization Ruling

AAP Addresses Risks to Youths Since Marijuana Legalization Ruling

Legalization in many states may lead parents and children to think the drug is benign.

Medical Marijuana Samples May Contain Harmful Bacteria and Fungi

Medical Marijuana Samples May Contain Harmful Bacteria and Fungi

A patient undergoing cancer treatment died from fungal infection from medical marijuana.

Marijuana Legalization and Its Impact

Marijuana Legalization and Its Impact

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Over the last few years there has been a significant push toward the legalization of marijuana.  Marijuana is now legal for medicinal purposes in 23 states plus the District of Columbia.  Four states—including Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and the District of Columbia—have now legalized marijuana use for recreational purposes.

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