The investigative team analyzes state and federal data to explore whether the black market for marijuana is growing in Colorado. And Insight explores the state’s unique link to Florida when it comes to illegal marijuana. Also, who is being arrested at the grow sites? It might not be who you would expect!
New Study Links Marijuana Use to Opioid Abuse
A study recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry has shown a positive association between marijuana use and a greater risk of abusing opioids. The study examined data from two time periods of the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, and looked at the responses of more than 34,000[Read More…]
The Environmental Impacts of Marijuana
What are the environmental impacts and hazards of marijuana grown in our national forests or public lands? Is there a threat we need to be concerned about? To help answer those questions and more, the National Marijuana Initiative has just released an educational video entitled, “Can’t See the Forest for[Read More…]
Environmental Impacts Expert
Our colleague, Dr. Mourad Gabriel, is the subject of a recent feature article by bioGraphic, a part of the California Academy of Sciences. Dr. Gabriel is the executive director of the non-profit Integral Ecology Research Center (IERC), and is affiliated with the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California, Davis. He has[Read More…]
Rocky Mountain HIDTA Marijuana Impact Report: Vol. 5
The Rocky Mountain HIDTA just released an update to the Volume 5 of the paper, “The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact”. This updated supplemental report offers new information and data associated to the following topic areas: Traffic Fatalities and Impaired Driving Marijuana Use Rates (by age groups) Public Health[Read More…]
An Initial Assessment of Cannabis in Oregon
Revised / Updated: August 7, 2018 The Oregon – Idaho HIDTA has just released its first edition of an assessment of marijuana in Oregon entitled, “An Initial Assessment of Cannabis Production, Distribution, and Consumption in Oregon 2018 – An Insight Report”. The report analyzes marijuana production, distribution and consumption in Oregon[Read More…]
Dangers of Pesticide Use
Many people growing marijuana use pesticides to protect their crops from harmful insects and other pests, as well as fertilizers and other chemicals, thereby increasing their crop yields.
Volume 5 of “The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact”
Our colleagues at the Rocky Mountain HIDTA have published a new report detailing the effects on Colorado of marijuana’s legalization. This report covers significant topics such as impaired driving, changing use rates, and the diversion of marijuana outside the state.
New Report on Marijuana in Washington State
Our colleagues at the Northwest HIDTA have published a new report on the legalization of marijuana in Washington. The report discusses the state’s regulatory system, as well as detailing effects on the state, including environmental harm, impaired driving, and diversion of marijuana. Follow this link to read the full report.
Seed to Sale Tracking
The term “seed to sale” is often thrown around when discussing tracking marijuana products, but many people are unsure what it means or entails. The NMI’s Deputy Coordinator Dale Quigley has written a brief paper explaining the term and the process involved. The paper also includes a description of different types of tracing[Read More…]