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.
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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…]
Andrew Zorn was a young man who experienced a downward progression in his mental health largely due to heavy marijuana use. His mother, Sally Schindel, now runs an organization of women whose children have been negatively affected by marijuana use. Their goal is to “make the public aware of marijuana harms by[Read More…]
Topics discussed in the report include increased youth use, rises in homeless populations, increased crime rates, and impacts on businesses
One of the most recent trends in the world of marijuana is the use of THC concentrates, usually via a method called dabbing. This entails heating a small amount of concentrate, often on the tip of a nail, and inhaling the resulting vapor.
A new study from the University of Edinburgh has provided early evidence that “Heavy cannabis use is associated with low bone mineral density, low BMI, high bone turnover, and an increased risk of fracture. Heavy cannabis use negatively impacts bone health both directly and indirectly through an effect on BMI.”[Read More…]
The Rocky Mountain HIDTA has released a supplement to their 2016 evaluation of marijuana’s impacts on Colorado. This new report includes updates to the information featured in the 2016 report.
The Houston HIDTA published a new report assessing the potential impacts of marijuana legalization on the state. The report explains why the Houston HIDTA does not support the expansion of access to marijuana, detailing reasons such as increased incidents of drugged driving and rates of youth use, as well as rising THC[Read More…]
Our colleagues at the San Diego Imperial HIDTA have published a new report on the impacts of marijuana in the state of California. All four California HIDTA offices contributed to the report, which has excellent information regarding the current impacts of marijuana, as well as the potential impacts on the state of[Read More…]
Our colleagues at the Rocky Mountain HIDTA have published a new impact report, detailing marijuana’s effects on the state of Colorado. Visit their site to view the full report, to view past reports, or to learn more about the RMHIDTA and its work.