Do medical marijuana laws reduce addictions and deaths related to pain killers?

Recent work finds that medical marijuana laws reduce the daily doses filled for opioid analgesics among Medicare Part-D and Medicaid enrollees, as well as population-wide opioid overdose deaths. We replicate the result for opioid overdose deaths and explore the potential mechanism. These findings suggest that broader access to medical marijuana facilitates substitution of marijuana for powerful and addictive opioids.

It’s high time archaic cannabis prohibition went up in smoke

The largest greenhouse in Britain is currently growing some 23 football pitches worth in Norfolk. British Sugar’s site uses the excess heat from the sugar plant to make the process highly economical, and now supplies GW Pharmaceuticals with cannabis for use in the drug Epidiolex. But our weirdly restrictive and complex pharmaceutical approval regime here means that they’re producing a drug that will actually be for sale in the US.

Recreational pot can be sold online but not in B.C. liquor stores: province

The province said it’s following Ottawa’s recommendations to allow people to carry up to 30 grams of cannabis in a public place. But pot will be banned from any location where children are likely to be present, such as beaches, parks and playgrounds.

British Columbians will be allowed to own up to four personal use marijuana plants per household, with the exception of properties being used as daycare facilities.