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Medical Marijuana Laws Do Not Lead to Increases in Teen Use

June 16, 2015 in PERSONAL LIBERTY

By drosenfeld

Lancet Study Dismantles Main Argument of Opponents of Medical Marijuana

A new Columbia University study published in Lancet Psychiatry shows that teen marijuana use does not increase after the passage of medical marijuana laws. The study, led by Dr. Debra Hasin, looked at past-30-day marijuana use among over one million adolescents over a 24-month period. While rates of use were higher to begin with in medical marijuana states, rates of use did not change after laws went into effect.

June 16, 2015

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New York State Legislature Passes Bipartisan Bill to Create Emergency Access to Medical Marijuana for Critically Ill Patients

June 16, 2015 in PERSONAL LIBERTY

By drosenfeld

Frustrated with Inaction by Cuomo, Patients and Families Returned to Legislature for Help

Patients and Families Demand Governor Sign the Bill into Law Immediately

Albany– Last night, in an unusual show of bipartisan support, the New York Senate voted 50 to 12 in favor of a bill, sponsored by Senator Joe Griffo, that directs the state to establish a program to help critically ill patients obtain emergency access to medical marijuana as soon as possible. The Assembly version, sponsored by Assemblyman Dick Gottfried, passed last week by an overwhelming majority (130-18). The bill now goes to Governor Cuomo for his signature or veto.

June 16, 2015

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