Legalization Doesn’t Increase Adolescent Cannabis Use, Study Finds (Newsletter: November 25, 2022)

ID 2024 medical marijuana push; Feds Outline Psychedelic Research Priorities; SD Hunting Licenses for Medical Cannabis Patients

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Idaho activists launched a signature drive to put an initiative to legalize medicinal cannabis on the state’s 2024 ballot.

That National Institute for Mental Health submitted a memorandum outlining its priorities for psychedelic research – including restrictions on animal-based research and rules for experimentation on children.

A new federally funded study found that legalization of marijuana was “not significantly associated” with “the likelihood or frequency of self-reported cannabis use in the past year” by adolescents and that “adolescents who spent much of their adolescence under legalization were no more or less likely to use cannabis have used by the age of 15 as adolescents who have spent little or no time under legalization.”

  • “The results are inconsistent with changes in the prevalence or frequency of cannabis use among adolescents after legalization.”

A South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department Officials said medical cannabis patients would not be denied state hunting licenses despite the federal ban on gun purchases by people who use marijuana.


That Nuclear Regulatory Commission changes its drug testing requirements.


A New Hampshire Representative became the new Advisory Board Chair of the New Hampshire Cannabis Association.

That Michigan The Court of Appeals upheld a judge’s dismissal of a marijuana company’s lawsuit against Easton Township for denial of a license.

Rhode Islands The top marijuana regulator spoke about the impending introduction of legal recreational sales.

Missouri Regulators outlined the process for medical cannabis companies to transition to full-scale licensing to serve the recreational market.

hawaii The Task Force Dual Use of Cannabis will meet on Monday.

That Oregon The Task Force on Cannabis-derived Intoxicants and Illegal Cannabis Production will meet on Monday.

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Mobile, Alabama The City Council debated whether to allow medicinal cannabis businesses.

Stearns County, Minnesota The lawyer has spoken out against legalizing marijuana, saying she sees “no good in getting more people into stoners.”


Canadian Federal officials appointed members of a panel of experts tasked with reviewing the country’s marijuana law.

Romanian Lawmakers hosted a debate on the legalization of medicinal cannabis.

A European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction Official gave a presentation on “Emerging Changes in Europe’s Cannabis Situation”.

members of United Kingdom The Home Affairs Committee visited Scotland as part of an inquiry into drug policy.

of Thailand The Department of Medical Services issued guidelines for medicinal cannabis.


A review showed “that neuroprotective effect of cannabidiol, highlighting the general mechanism of action and disease-specific signaling pathways in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).”

One study found that “depression is a risk factor for cannabis use [emergency department] visits‘ but that ‘the legalization of cannabis has not further increased the risk in individuals diagnosed with depression.’


Rise Wellness Holdings, Inc announced changes to the board of directors.

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