Posts Tagged ‘legalization’

We explore the history of cannabis legality in the United States and how cannabis came to be stigmatized by society.

Source: Cannabis & the Constitution: A Brief History of Cannabis in the U.S. | Leafly

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New research shows a dramatic drop in painkiller prescriptions after medical marijuana laws are passed.

Source: One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana – The Washington Post

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has publicly supported ending prohibition in that country, is becoming something of a trailblazer when it comes to world leaders’ positions on marijuana policy. Washington Post reports: Speaking Wednesday at an economic conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made one of the more buttoned-down, straight-edged arguments for marijuana legalization I’ve … Continue reading Canadian PM Promotes Legalization at Economic Conference

Source: Canadian PM Promotes Legalization at Economic Conference – MPP Blog

The results support data from a number of studies published recently, all of which reported a collective drop in teen cannabis use.

Source: CDC Says Teen Cannabis Use Dropping as More States Legalize – Leafly

Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion

Source: The Science behind the DEA’s Long War on Marijuana – Scientific American

Although federal laws allow Native Americans to use peyote, a court recently ruled that they are prohibited from using cannabis in rituals.

Source: Federal Court Rules Native Americans Can’t Use Pot, But Can Use Peyote For Religious Cememonies – The Free Thought Project

Source: Over 60 Percent of Americans Believe Pot Should Be Legalized, Study Says | Westword