Doctors Split on Legal Pot


How a doctor feels may depend on their political orientation.

Here’s your daily round-up of pot-news, excerpted from the newsletter WeedWeek. Download WeedWeek’s free 2016 election guide here.

Nationwide, doctors aren’t especially worried about legalization, a study found. But socially conservative physicians may be alarmed.

Live Science asks how cannabis can interact with other drugs.

The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, called for rescheduling and for more MED research.

The University of Pittsburgh Medical School is looking for MED research partners in the private sector. Connecticut seeks to advance MED research as well.

Vice recounts what the legalization movement owes to early AIDS activists. Germany, for the first time, will let an MS patient grow their own.

A study found that early cannabis use is associated with “ abnormal brain function” and lower IQ.

A study suggests CBD could be a useful therapy for cervical cancer.

Journalist Emily Willingham discusses what’s known about cannabis relieving symptoms related to autism.

President Obama’s “drug czar” Michael Botticelli, admitted that the federal government has dragged its feet on MED research. “It’s a somewhat fair criticism that the government hasn’t wholly supported research to really investigate what’s the potential therapeutic value,” he said.

A former U.K. Justice Minister, Crispin Blunt, says he was told to stop asking tough questions about prohibition. The U.K. is also ceasing CBD sales.

A quiz at The Marshall Project shows how criminal records stick with people for their whole lives.

Rapper T.I. talked about how the war on drugs has affected his family, part of the “Why I vote” video series.

Share Christie, wife of Hawaiian cannabis activist Roger Christie, is trying to stay out of prison.

Oklahoma wants to reduce incarceration for non-violent female offenders. Damian Marley, son of Bob, is converting a California prison into a large grow.