November 19, 2020

Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act

More and more Americans favor legalizing marijuana, a drug that is illegal on the Federal level. Tens of millions of adults consider cannabis use safe, as evidenced by the number of states that have legalized medical and recreational marijuana use.  Earlier this month, more states passed cannabis initiatives, including conservative...

October 21, 2020

Fewer Young Adults Abuse Alcohol

Alcohol and marijuana are mind-altering substances that can significantly impact the course of one's life. Both are legal for adults to use, but they are not without their risks. Moreover, those who begin using at a young age are apt to experience a myriad of consequences.  Disordered drinking is one...

November 22, 2019

Cannabis Legalization Passes Major Hurdle

With millions of Americans fixated on impeachment hearings, many people missed the news regarding a landmark piece of legislation. This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act of 2019 or MORE Act. The bill would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.After more...

September 17, 2019

Cannabis Use Concerns Surgeon General

More than 30 states have passed laws that permit the use of cannabis and a myriad of products containing THC—the psychoactive ingredient that causes euphoria. Some states only allow people to use the drug for medical purposes, while other states permit adult recreational marijuana use.The findings of 2018 Monitoring...

December 7, 2018

Cannabis Use Findings Revealed At Neuroscience Meeting

Decades of cannabis prohibition in the United States means that there are many unknowns regarding use. For people living in states where legislators are relaxing their stance on marijuana, a lack of scientific data can lead to much confusion. Such people would be wise to remember that “legal” does...

July 21, 2017

Cannabis States Rights Advocates Push Back

We know that marijuana is not a safe drug. However, it is a lot less dangerous than most other drugs, including alcohol. That is not to say that is should be illegal, leading to the imprisonment of thousands of nonviolent drug offenders. But, rather common sense policies should be...

May 3, 2017

Cannabis Use Disorder In America

Every couple of years it seems like more states alter their policy regarding marijuana use, whether that be for medical or recreational purposes. While California was the first state to successfully pass and implement a medical marijuana program in 1996, the Golden State would not be the first to...

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