Assemblywoman Linda Stender and Senator Nicholas Scutari of Union County, New Jersey have drafted legislation to help provide medical marijuana to children with serious medical conditions. They plan to introduce the bill next week. Currently, parents are required to get the approval of the child’s pediatrician, a psychiatrist and the doctor treating the child’s illness.
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Schools that institute student drug testing programs are likely to experience a rise in students’ consumption of ‘hard’ drugs, according to observational trial data published this week in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Researchers at the University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research analyzed the impact of student drug Read More »
Last Friday, medical marijuana activists Lindsey and Josh Rinehart’s two sons were returned to them after 17 days. The children were taken after police found marijuana ‘within reach’ of the kids in late April. No charges have been filed against the couple, though prosecutors are reviewing the case.
The Pediatric Academic Societies’ (PAS) most recent study of 315 college students “supports the theory that cigarettes are a gateway drug to marijuana” because they found tobacco users were more likely to have used marijuana than those who did not use tobacco. Users of both substances averaged significantly more tobacco episodes per month than current users of tobacco only (42 vs. 24).
Idaho is officially not a marijuana-friendly state. Although it is bordered on most sides by medical marijuana states (Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Montana), it so far refuses to accept the medicinal use of the herb. And even though one of those states (Washington) has legalized marijuana and two others... Read More »
In another positive sign of the times for cannabis law reform, please find below a new video from the Washington Post’s The Fold looking at a couple of different situations where parents faced the legal-moral dilemma of whether or not to follow a physician’s recommendation for their young Read More »
UNICEF’s “Report Card 11″ found that countries with more liberal drug laws had lower rates of youths who smoked marijuana than nations with stricter penalties. Canada was #1 with 28% of youths and the US #5 with 22.05%. In the Netherlands, where the weed laws vary from city to city, 17.05% of kids smoked last year, and only 10.5% smoked in Portugal, where marijuana has been decriminalized.
Children residing in homes where marijuana is cultivated do not suffer from adverse health effects at any greater rate than do comparable children in cannabis-free environments, according to a study in press in the International Journal of Drug Policy. A pair of investigators with the University of British Columbia, School of Social... Read More »
Colorado’s Amendment 64 Task Force finished its work as February came to a close. After months of work and several public meetings, the task force has done a remarkable job tackling the wide array of issues that may come with the legalization of marijuana in Colorado. While I cannot say... Read More »
A high school basketball star caught selling marijuana off campus cannot sue the police for arresting him at school, though a federal judge was “deeply troubled” by the officers’ conduct. According to the ruling in Philadelphia Federal Court, Pius X High School varsity ballplayer Sean P. O’Neill was arrested... Read More »