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”

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”

Pot Mouthwash, Study Shows It Works Better Than Regular Products

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Is pot the near future of mouthwash? Businesses racing to create cannabis-based health products state cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabis-derived chemicals are emerging as promising new tools to stop oral health problems like gingivitis and plaque.

The cannabinoid mouthwash was more effective at killing germs than just two popular over-the-counter compounds.

“Most of these reported studies reveal chlorhexidine containing mouthwash as the best mouthwash, nevertheless tooth staining is an unwanted side effect of chlorhexidine,” the analysis states. “Mouthwash goods with cannabinoids extract offer a much safer and effective option with no fluorides or alcohol” Continue reading “Pot Mouthwash, Study Shows It Works Better Than Regular Products”