Those damn teenagers
Teenagers are often at the center of conversations about marijuana legalization. If cannabis is legalized, will every kid become the stereotype of a lazy stoner? Do dispensaries make it too easy for teens to obtain weed? Two recent studies provide more insight into what may influence cannabis consumption among adolescents. One study shows that teenagers who vape are more likely to use marijuana than their non-vaping counterparts. Another study found that the presence of medical cannabis dispensaries does not impact the rate of marijuana use by teens. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
California’s cannabis shortage
July 1st was the day that marijuana dispensaries in California needed to start following the state’s strict testing regulations. It hasn’t been easy. California has only 31 testing facilities licensed to scrutinize every cannabis product that hits dispensary shelves. This has led to a major backlog, which you can learn more about here.
Cynthia Nixon is down to toke
New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon hasn’t tried cannabis since college, but this may change soon. The former “Sex and the City” actress said she would be open to sampling the green goods when marijuana is legalized in the state.
The cost of Epidiolex
Epidiolex made history when it became the first cannabis-derived drug the FDA approved. Now, Epidiolex is making headlines for its price, which will be roughly $32,500 a year. No, that’s not a typo.
Michigan grandma arrested for medical marijuana
Police in Michigan arrested an 80-year-old grandmother for using medical cannabis at home with an expired medical marijuana card. It sounds like the cops have their priorities straight.