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Study Says Medical Marijuana States Have Fewer Traffic Fatalities than Those Without

Category: Tokers | Posted on Sat, December, 24th 2016 by THCFinder

One would think car crash rates would be higher, especially among younger drivers, in states where people are smoking more pot. But researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found an 11 percent reduction in traffic fatalities on average in medical-marijuana states.

The study also found the presence of medical-marijuana dispensaries correlated with fewer traffic fatalities.

Dr. Silvia Martins, faculty member in the Epidemiology Department at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and the study’s senior author, theorized that lower traffic fatality rates in legal pot states might be related to reduced levels of drunk driving, as young people substitute weed for booze.

“We found evidence that states with the marijuana laws in place compared with those which did not, reported, on average, lower rates of drivers endorsing driving after having too many drinks,” Martins said in a written statement, reported the Washington Post.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/study-says-medical-marijuana-states-have-fewer-traffic-fatalities-than-those-without/


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The Dab Star

Category: Fun | Posted on Fri, December, 23rd 2016 by THCFinder


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That 70's Show - HIP

Category: Videos | Posted on Fri, December, 23rd 2016 by THCFinder


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Is marijuana legalization in California the beginning of the end of the war on weed?

Category: News | Posted on Fri, December, 23rd 2016 by THCFinder

The door to legalized marijuana in California cracked ajar in 1996, when voters approved the Compassionate Use Act, which allowed doctors to recommend cannabis to their patients.

In November, the door flew open as voters approved Proposition 64 by a wide margin, a measure that legalizes marijuana for adult recreational use and could herald the beginning of the end of the federal government’s misbegotten war on weed.

Read More:http://www.latimes.com/local/abcarian/la-me-yir-abcarian-essay-12252016-story.html


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Pennsylvania Announces Timeline for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries

Category: News | Posted on Fri, December, 23rd 2016 by THCFinder

Pennsylvania’s Department of Health has released a timeframe for when those in the state can expect the opening of the first medical cannabis dispensaries.

At a press conference held yesterday Health Secretary Karen Murphy said that the department will be accepting applications for cultivation centers and dispensaries starting February 20th and ending March 20th.

According to Murphy, applications will be available on the department’s website starting January 17th.

“The purpose behind this medically focused program is to provide medication to those who desperately need it,” Murphy said, noting that they expect close to 1,000 applicants based on initial interest.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/pennsylvania-announces-timeline-medical-cannabis-dispensaries/


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