Tag: International Journal of Drug Policy

Study: States Decriminalizing Marijuana Doesn’t Increase Youth Usage Rates, Decreases Drug-Related Arrests by 75%

In a study of five states that have decriminalized marijuana, it was found that decriminalization did not increase usage rates among children in any state, and it led to a massive decrease in drug arrests. “A number of public health professional organizations support the decriminalization of cannabis due to adverse effects of cannabis-related arrests and legal consequences, particularly on …

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Study: Marijuana Decriminalization in the Czech Republic has had No Effect on Age of Onset of Marijuana Use

According to a new study, the decriminalization of marijuana in the Czech Republic has had no effect on the average starting age of those who consume the plant. In 2010 the Czech Republic decriminalized the possession of small amounts of cannabis and other drugs. A study being published by the International Journal of Drug Policy, …

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Study: Majority of Medical Cannabis Patients Use Cannabis to Replace Prescription Drugs

A new study published by the International Journal of Drug Policy has found that a majority of medical cannabis patients are using cannabis in replace of dangerous prescription drugs, mainly opioids. For the study; “Patients registered to purchase cannabis from Tilray, a federally authorized Licenced Producer (LP) within the MMPR [the law that allows medical …

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Study: Living In A Home Where Cannabis Is Grown Doesn’t Harm A Child’s Health

A study published earlier this year by the government-funded National Institute of Health, as well as the International Journal of Drug Policy, found that “there was no significant difference between the health of the children living in cannabis grow operations and the comparison group of children”. These findings, according to researchers, “challenge contemporary child welfare approaches and have …

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