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Characteristics of Canadians likely to try or increase cannabis use following legalization for non-medical purposes

In October 2018, recreational cannabis became legal in Canada. And in 2019, researchers asked nearly 20 thousand Canadians over the age of 15 about their cannabis habits. The survey found that 1 in 5 Canadians plan on trying or increasing cannabis use following legalization for non-medical purposes, particularly those who are younger, who have used cannabis in the past 3 months, and who have a higher income. To ensure responsible cannabis use and informed decision-making, clinicians and policy-makers should pay close attention to these higher risk populations.

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Home Grows vs Big Marijuana vs Governmental Oversight

In light of recent changes and discussion in NY and IL cannabis laws, the right to grow at home has been highly debated. Legislation and “big marijuana” are concerned with black market control, lab testing, and lost tax revenue; many of these concerns are blown out of proportion http://bit.ly/2WSbsUK

Benjamin Caplan, MDHome Grows vs Big Marijuana vs Governmental Oversight
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Profile of Dr Caplan, Dr Grinspoon, CED Clinic, and modern Medical Cannabis in Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly

The esteemed medical periodical, Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly, takes a closer look at modern medical cannabis with Dr Grinspoon and I. Our discussion brings an insider’s look at how the system operates, from clinic to dispensary, the dynamic changes we’ve already seen and highlights some of the changes to come. Included are The Role of Medicine, The Ethics of doctors in business, The Patient Experience, Physician’s Support, Growing the Plant, and a sit-down with a local dispensary.

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Benjamin Caplan, MDProfile of Dr Caplan, Dr Grinspoon, CED Clinic, and modern Medical Cannabis in Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly
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Guidelines for Canada’s cannabis edibles tight, but also vague

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/guidelines-for-canadas-cannabis-edibles-tight-but-also-vague

Months after the decision to legalize cannabis, Canadian lawmakers work to regulate the packaging and advertising of cannabis products. The new guidelines forbid the mixing of alcohol and THC and also ensure that products are not “appealing to a young person.”

Benjamin Caplan, MDGuidelines for Canada’s cannabis edibles tight, but also vague
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Public Cannabis Consumption Now Allowed In Colombia… Is Full Marijuana Legalization Next?

This week, Colombia’s Constitutional Court overruled a ban on the public consumption of cannabis. Now, citizens wonder if the government will soon legalize recreational cannabis in addition to the already-legal medical cannabis. 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/javierhasse/2019/06/19/colombia-public-cannabis-consumption/#22612e3229e9

Benjamin Caplan, MDPublic Cannabis Consumption Now Allowed In Colombia… Is Full Marijuana Legalization Next?
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Lawmakers explore easing rules on small cannabis businesses

On Wednesday, House lawmakers explored efforts to ease rules and boost small business owners in the legal cannabis industry. During the hearing before the House Committee, workers from the cannabis industry discussed the financial and legal obstacles they face while running their small businesses.

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/449419-lawmakers-explore-easing-rules-on-small-cannabis-businesses

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Dispensaries that launched cannabis in West Hollywood can continue to sell recreational pot… for now

On Monday, the LA City Council decided to allow the city’s original 4 dispensaries to maintain temporary licenses to sell recreational marijuana. The dispensaries were set up in 2003, but in 2016, the council decided that the stores should compete with nearly 100 other dispensaries for just 8 licenses. None of the original stores secured top 8 spots, so now their owners fight to maintain the right to sell cannabis until the 8 other stores open shop.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-west-hollywood-original-dispensaries-vote-20190618-story.html

Benjamin Caplan, MDDispensaries that launched cannabis in West Hollywood can continue to sell recreational pot… for now
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New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill is Dead

Despite a poll showing that the majority of New Yorkers support legalization, lawmakers could not agree on a handful of key components of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), thus deciding not to pass the bill.

https://www.leafly.com/news/politics/new-yorks-adult-use-cannabis-legalization-bill-is-dead

Benjamin Caplan, MDNew York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill is Dead
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News: Medical dispensaries vs Recreational

As more states begin to legalize cannabis recreationally, the number of medical patients drops rapidly. Higher costs, fewer shops, and the removal of some products for ones with a wider appeal can make it difficult for patients to get the medication they have been relying on. http://bit.ly/31slU3Y

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Nevada: first US state to ban pre-employment drug testing for cannabis

Nevada made history today as the first US state to ban pre-employment drug testing for marijuana. The law will take effect on January 1st, 2020. Learn more here: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/12/us/nevada-marijuana-job-screening-trnd/index.html

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