Category: marijuana legalization

Will the Battle Over Medical Marijuana Smoking Hasten Recreational Legalization in Florida?

Getty The ban on marijuana smoking in the new medical cannabis regulations recently signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott has kicked off a battle that may have far-reaching repercussions for all cannabis users in the state. Orlando attorney John Morgan – the major financial force behind the passage of Amendment 2 last November, the measure that legalized a broader medical marijuana program in FL – has filed suit to get smoking allowed under the new rules. He contends that the intent of Amendment 2 was to allow smoking in private since the language specifically banned public smoking....

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How Has Legalization Really Impacted the Rate of Car Crashes?

Getty Recently, two very different studies were published on very similar subjects. The first looked at whether or not car collisions had increased in states with recreational cannabis after legalization and was published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The second study looked specifically at whether or not there was an increase in fatal car crashes in states with recreational cannabis laws and was published by the American Journal of Public Health. Oddly enough, the results of the two almost seem to contradict one another – but varying data points is probably the cause of this. The first...

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