Democratic Party Adds Marijuana Plank to Platform

The Democratic Party added language to its draft 2016 platform concerning marijuana for perhaps the first time (read the¬†draft here). While the language does not go so far as support either medical or recreational marijuana, it does support states’ marijuana decriminalization efforts and acknowledges the racial bias in the enforcement of marijuana laws. Read the wording below. Continue reading Democratic Party Adds Marijuana Plank to Platform

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Why are nicotine levels higher in marijuana users who don’t smoke cigarettes?

New research seeks to find out if recent cannabis users are exposed to significant levels of unknown levels of nicotine, which could be due to unmeasured blunt smoking or environmental sources. Click on post to download this research poster being presented on Monday, June 13 at the 2016 College on Problems of Drug Dependence in La Quinta, California. Continue reading Why are nicotine levels higher in marijuana users who don’t smoke cigarettes?

Five Marijuana ‘Blunts’ Are Equal One Cigarette

New preliminary findings suggest smoking five marijuana blunts could expose you to the nicotine equivalent of one cigarette. These and other findings related to nicotine exposure via blunts will be presented in June at the 2016 College on Problems of Drug Dependence conference. Continue reading Five Marijuana ‘Blunts’ Are Equal One Cigarette