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Why Drunk Driving Laws Don't Translate To Driving While Stoned

Ben Markus & Stephanie O'Neill, NPR Morning Edition, September 6, 2016

Five states are set to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana. Police are worried about how to monitor who is driving while high. Drivers are worried about how to know if they're too high to drive.

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The DEA is looking for candidates to grow marijuana for research — but will it find any takers?

Andrew Joseph, STAT, August 31, 2016

For more than four decades, the University of Mississippi has had an exclusive license with the government to grow marijuana for federally sanctioned research. But this month, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced it would grant permission to other growers — an effort, it said, to expand the supply and variety of marijuana available for research.

So has the change set off a gold rush to grow the green? Not exactly.

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DEA Says Pot to Remain Illegal Drug

Rob Hotakainen, San Diego Union Tribune, August 12, 2016

Delivering a major blow to backers of pot legalization, the Obama administration said Thursday that it would keep marijuana classified as one of the nation's most dangerous drugs, similar to heroin and LSD.

The long-awaited decision by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration keeps intact a 1970 law that lists marijuana as Schedule 1 drug, one defined as having no medical value. That runs counter to decisions made by California and 25 other states that have already approved use of the drug as medicine.

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Igor Grant, MD

American Psychological Association Plenary Address: Marijuana as Medicine: Can we see past the smoke?
Denver, CO (August 2016)




Barth Wilsey, MD

Marijuana and Cannabinoids: A Neuroscience Research Summit;
Bethesda, MD (March 2016)



THE PSYCHIATRIC AND NEUROCOGNITIVE EFFECTS OF CANNABIS
(PDF)

Igor Grant, MD, FRCP(C) American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting

McGill University Health Centre - Research Institute
(February 2015)



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