Tag Archives: Marijuana

Washington state study: Legalization not affecting teen pot use

A state-run survey of 37,000 middle and high school students in Washington state finds marijuana legalization there has had no effect on youngsters’ propensity to use the drug. The Washington State Healthy Youth Survey found that the 2016 rate of marijuana use was basically unchanged since 2012, when the state voted to legalize marijuana for […]
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Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users’ data

A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver’s license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational pot customers cleared its first major hurdle at the Oregon Legislature this week amid worries over a federal marijuana crackdown. Source: Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users’ data – News – MailTribune.com – […]
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Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users’ data

A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver’s license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational pot customers cleared its first major hurdle at the Oregon Legislature this week amid worries over a federal marijuana crackdown. Source: Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users’ data

Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users’ data

A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver’s license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational pot customers cleared its first major hurdle at the Oregon Legislature this week amid worries over a federal marijuana crackdown. Source: Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users’ data | The Seattle Times

Effective Vice Tax Rates, Marijuana vs Tobacco 

There are different ways to design and apply a tax. Depending upon the exact tax structure, this can result in similar or different effective tax rates across a range of products or activities. Source: Effective Vice Tax Rates, Marijuana vs Tobacco | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

High pesticide level in store’s pot prompts recall

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued its first recall of recreational marijuana after testing of a brand sold at a Mapleton, Ore., store showed it contained a level of pesticide residue that exceeds the state limit. Source: Oregon Local News – High pesticide level in store’s pot prompts recall

No pot shop buffer rule for now; Eugene city councilors ask for more data

The Eugene City Council decided on Wednesday to hold off developing a rule requiring 1,000 feet of separation between any new recreational marijuana shops in the city, despite growing concerns from some pot shop owners about the clustering of outlets. Source: No pot shop buffer rule for now; Eugene city councilors ask for more data […]
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Oregon teen fights back against marijuana ads

Legal marijuana is for those 21 and over, and one Portland teen wants to make sure his fellow kids know it. Eddie Herzig, 14, started a Change.org petition to cut down on the billboards and advertising he says are influencing young people. Source: Oregon teen fights back against marijuana ads | OregonLive.com

As marijuana becomes legal, doctors worry about teen addiction

At Bruce Randolph School, a majority Hispanic high school in a gang-plagued neighborhood in north Denver, there’s always a waiting list to see Amanda Ingram and her therapy dog, Pauletta. As marijuana legalization sweeps the nation, physicians and public health officials are sounding alarms about its potentially harmful effects on young people. And counselors like […]
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Marijuana Legalization Hasn’t Increased Traffic Fatalities In Oregon .

When Oregon legalized recreational marijuana, some state officials worried car crashes could increase. Source: Marijuana Legalization Hasn’t Increased Traffic Fatalities In Oregon . News | OPB