Daily Archives: December 20, 2012

Teen Pot Use Stalls as States Continue to Regulate Use

Teen Pot Use Stalls as States Continue to Regulate Use

“This study suggests that exposure among teens to the concept of marijuana regulation policies (one third of whom live in such states) does not cause an increase in use. It is also important to consider that a drop in perceived risk is likely associated with their rejection of the overzealous scare tactics used in...

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Study: Cannabis Is A “Potential Exit Drug To Problematic Substance Use”

Study: Cannabis Is A “Potential Exit Drug To Problematic Substance Use”

Three quarters of medical cannabis consumers report using it as a substitute for prescription drugs, alcohol, or some other illicit substance, according to survey data published in the journal Addiction Research and Theory. An international team of investigators from Canada and the United States assessed the subjective impact of marijuana on the use of...

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U.S. Law Enforcement Seeking To Use Drones For Domestic Policing

U.S. Law Enforcement Seeking To Use Drones For Domestic Policing

Electronic Freedom Foundation board member and drug policy reform activist John Gilmore memo: EFF.ORG (where I’m on the board) filed a Freedom of Information request to FAA about “drones” (Unmanned Aerial Systems, or UAS’s). It’s taken the FAA a long time to release info; they sent us another batch recently.  This includes several thousand...

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Study: Teens not so stupid, after all

December 20, 2012
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Study: Teens not so stupid, after all

AP: Teens’ views on dangers of pot fall to 20-year-low

Teenagers’ perception of the dangers of marijuana has fallen to the lowest level in more than 20 years, a new study says, prompting federal researchers to warn that already high use of the drug could increase as more states move to legalize it.

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The politics of Presidential pot statements

December 20, 2012
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The politics of Presidential pot statements

Note: This post is about the dirty underbelly of political maneuvering regarding federal cannabis politics. If you want to believe that people don’t make statements for political purposes, skip this post.

As everyone knows, President Obama made a statement of factual emptiness to Barbara Walters. In it, he completely failed to address the critical...

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Alternet: “Will Obama Go After Legal Pot In Washington And Colorado?”

Alternet: “Will Obama Go After Legal Pot In Washington And Colorado?”

It has been nearly seven weeks since voters in Colorado and Washington made history, enacting at the ballot box unprecedented measures legalizing the adult possession on cannabis. Yet during this time, federal officials have largely remained silent. One week ago, US Attorney General Eric Holder cryptically told Bloomberg News that the administration will formally...

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