Marijuana Legalization

Regulate Rhode Island: Marijuana Study Commission Should Serve As “Fact-Finding Mission”

Rhode Island House Speaker Mattiello announced his appointments to the marijuana study commission on Wednesday, completing the appointment process and clearing the way for the committee to begin gathering information on how legal marijuana is working in other states. The Senate President announced his appointments last month. The study commission, created [read more]

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Marijuana Legalization

Study Finds Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Drive Increased Use, But Vice Versa

By Phillip Smith Marijuana legalization is not the cause of increased marijuana use nationwide, a new study finds. Instead it’s the other way around: Marijuana legalization reflects increased acceptance of marijuana. In the study, published this month in the journal Addiction, researchers from the Public Health Institute’s Alcohol Research Group examined 30 [read more]