Colorado to allow medical pot for PTSD, with new limits

Colorado to allow medical pot for PTSD, with new limits

Much attention has been paid to the effect on youth, and studies have not documented more teen use because of marijuana legalization.

The current Nevada law allows adults over the age of 21 to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and consume it in the privacy of their homes.

Cannabis black markets have seen a boom in states with medical marijuana laws, a new study claims.

The researchers recently reported their findings in JAMA Psychiatry.

Study co-author Deborah Hasin, Ph.D., of the Mailman School of Public Health and the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center in NY, and colleagues say that their findings suggest that changing state marijuana laws may have serious consequences for public health.

Reaction was swift from those who support marijuana legalization laws.

According to HB 2107's text, it relates to "authorizing the possession, use, cultivation, distribution, transportation, and delivery of medical cannabis for medical use by qualifying patients with certain debilitating medical conditions and the licensing of dispensing organizations and testing facilities; authorizing fees".

Medical marijuana use is now legal in 29 states and Washington D.C.

"Over time, the prevalence of adult illicit use and related consequences has increased". The review is provoking fears within the industry that the Department of Justice will orchestrate a federal crackdown on state recreational marijuana laws.

Pacula added that people should be cautious in interpreting the new study, because it uses national survey data to evaluate state-level trends.

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Increased legalization of marijuana for medical purposes may be fueling illicit use of the drug, as well as increasing the number marijuana use disorders, according to the results of a new study.

The researchers analyzed data from 118,497 adults included in three national surveys: the 1991-1992 National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey, the 2001-2002 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, and the 2012-2013 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions-III.

"Future studies are needed to investigate mechanisms by which increased cannabis use is associated with medical marijuana laws, including increased perceived safety, availability, and generally permissive attitudes", said Hasin. That's a higher use rate and a bigger percentage increase.

There are simply too many questions and variables surrounding the issue of medical marijuana for the state of Texas to consider such a law - at least for right now.

They found that states saw a surge in people illegally smoking the drug after implementing laws to legalize medical marijuana on a prescription basis. Again, a higher rate and a bigger percentage increase.

A variety of medicinal marijuana buds in jars are pictured at Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group dispensary in West Hollywood, California on October 18, 2016.

The study didn't account for differences in state policy, other than by separating Colorado and California from the other states.

The conclusions from this latest study, however, are significantly different than other studies on marijuana laws and teen use of the drug. Thus, identifying factors underlying increased adult illicit use is important.

Hasin said she may have an explanation.

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