Another GOP Congressman Says He Will Vote for Marijuana Legalization Bill

marijuana legalization billA third Republican congressman said that he is going to be voting in favour of a marijuana legalization bill the House is set to take up after this month.

Rep. Don Young (R-AK), cochair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, stated in a meeting with Alaska Public Media a week he’s supportive of this Marijuana Opportunity,” Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, that could federally legalize marijuana and encourage social equity. Continue reading “Another GOP Congressman Says He Will Vote for Marijuana Legalization Bill”

Legalizing Pot Not Linked to Increase in Traffic Deaths

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Legalizing pot for recreational or medical purposes is not connected with an uptick in traffic deaths, according to another study released this month.

Kansas State University graduate student Andrew Young looked at statistics on average traffic deaths over 23 decades and employed two models to estimate the effect of cannabis reform on street safety.

“Legalizing pot isn’t regarded as a statistically significant predictor of fatality rates,” he reasoned. “This finding means that the legalization of marijuana to both recreational and medical purposes isn’t correlated with either a decrease or increase in deaths per 100,000 vehicle miles traveled.” Continue reading “Legalizing Pot Not Linked to Increase in Traffic Deaths”

Joe Biden Pot Legalization Will Be a Priority in 2021 if Elected

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Joe Biden pot legalization will be a major priority in 2021 if he is elected senators say.

“It ought to be, among other things, a recognition that much of what’s occurred over the past 20 to 25 years in our own nation is that we’ve criminalized being black, being brownish, being immigrant, being bad, chemical difficulties, mental health problems, homelessness problems –we have criminalized it,” he explained.

“Finally at the national level–starting on January 20, 2021, when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are ensured in–we produce the applications which makes it possible for companies to obtain access to the funds they want from the minority neighborhood so they can set their own companies in the cannabis industry,” the senator said. Continue reading “Joe Biden Pot Legalization Will Be a Priority in 2021 if Elected”

Pot Use with Youth Stable During Legalization

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Pot use among high school students has shrunk during recreational cannabis legalization, study from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and prevention shows.

The biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), published on Friday, analyzed life use among youth in addition to the distinct measure of present (or beyond 30-day) pot intake.

It found that life pot ingestion”improved during 2009–2013 and then diminished during 2013–2019.” Continue reading “Pot Use with Youth Stable During Legalization”