The Rocky Mountain HIDTA has published a rebuttal to an article published in The Denver Post that stated that marijuana use rates among teens were flat. The article stated that a small increase in use among teens was not statistically significant, and the Rocky Mountain report aims to delve deeper into the available data to present a clearer picture.
Read the Denver Post article here, and RMHIDTA’s rebuttal here.
In June of 2016, the NMI’s Ed Shemelya was invited to appear on the morning talk show “Great Day Houston.” He was asked to stay for the entire hour and discussed several topics, including the medicalization of marijuana, increased hospital admissions due to marijuana, and the implications of rising THC concentrations.
The whole program is available in several segments. This segment provides a good overview of the most critical issues related to marijuana.
Our colleagues at the Northwest HIDTA have published a report on the impacts marijuana has had on Washington state since it was legalized there in 2012. The report’s biggest conclusions were that adults in Washington state rank among the highest users of marijuana in the nation; pot is disrupting the classroom; and cannabis grown in The Evergreen State is being illegally exported across America. Read the full report at the Northwest HIDTA’s website.