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420 with CNW — Vehicle Insurance Data Suggests Medical Cannabis Legalization Reduces Drunk Driving

A new study has revealed that contrary to what many prohibitionists feared, medical cannabis legalization in the country has not led to an uptick in rates of intoxicated driving. In fact, the research has found that states with medical marijuana programs have seen a reduction in drunk-driving rates, adding to the growing body of research showing that there is a…

420 with CNW — Congressional Researchers Find Legalization of Marijuana Is Affecting Mexican Cartel Profits

Procannabis policies across America are achieving one key objective of legalization: drawing consumers away from the illicit market and reducing illegal sales. According to a report from Congressional researchers, cannabis legalization in America and Canada has dampened the demand for illegal cannabis from Mexico. The report from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) is an updated version of one released in…

420 with CNW — Georgia Voters Endorse Ballot Question on Cannabis Legalization

Earlier last week, voters in the state of Georgia approved the language of a ballot measure expressing support for the legalization of adult-use marijuana. Democratic Party leadership in the state placed a number of nonbinding advisory questions on the primary election ballot to help inform lawmakers on where residents in the state stood on various issues, including cannabis legalization. The…

420 with CNW — Study Says Cannabis Legalization Has Drastically Changed Marijuana Advertising

A recent study has concluded that the cannabis legalization wave sweeping across states and countries has triggered “drastic changes” in the way marijuana is advertised on Instagram. The research found that women are now more noticeable as “marijuana influencers,” and they drive cannabis marketing by posting about the way marijuana can be incorporated in one’s lifestyle. This study is in…

420 with CNW — Study Finds That Cannabis Legalization Is Associated with Reduced Opioid, Nicotine, Alcohol Use

New research has found that the legalization of cannabis is associated with reduced use of nonprescription opioids, nicotine and alcohol. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Washington. Its findings were reported in the “Journal of Adolescent Health.” For their study, the researchers conducted an analysis of data on trends of substance use in the period between…

420 with CNW — Poll Finds That Majority of Biden Voters Support Federal Cannabis Legalization

A new poll has discovered that a majority of people in America support letting states set their own marijuana policies, including the legalization of cannabis. The YouGov poll found that 7 in every 10 individuals who voted to elect President Joseph Biden support the nationwide legalization of cannabis, despite Biden’s opposition to the change in policy. This survey emphasizes how…

420 with CNW — Assessing Impaired Driving Is Evolving as Cannabis Legalization Spreads

When the current wave of marijuana legalization hadn’t fully taken root around the country, concerns about impaired driving mainly focused on alcohol. Today, impaired driving can be due to alcohol, cannabis and, in some few cases, medications. For a police officer looking for impaired drivers, there is a growing challenge to distinguish cannabis impairment from impairment caused by alcohol consumption.…

Nova Scotia’s cannabis biz has had highs and lows since legalization

Producers say they’ve been plagued by changing regulations, slow Health Canada approvals It’s been a wild ride for some cannabis companies in Nova Scotia since the legalization of cannabis in Canada in 2018. While some have expanded their business, other facilities have closed. “In many ways things have exceeded our expectations, but there were also things we weren’t expecting with…

3 years after legalization, Okanagan weed tour operator hoping for post-pandemic business reset social sharing

  B.C. Cannabis Summit in Kelowna discussing ways to improve growth Kelowna wine tour operator Nicholas Wilson says he remembers his parents being gobsmacked when he told them five years ago he wanted to organize cannabis tours in the Okanagan, once Canada legalized the use of recreational weed. “The baby boomer generation, you know, they were fed those indoctrinated documentaries like Reefer…