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News Round-Up: Dec. 14th, 2021

News Round-Up: Dec. 14th, 2021

News Round-Up | Dec. 14th, 2021 | High There
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New York towns opting-out from state cannabis program, US government lays groundwork to allow FDA to regulate CBD as a food additive, and studies find THC potentially not the sleep aid long claimed to be.

There can be a lot to keep track of when it comes to the fast-paced world of cannabis information and news. Our roundup has everything you might have missed from the last week and more.

Canadian flag, by Jason Halso via Unsplash

British Columbia: Youth Traffic Injuries See Decrease Post Cannabis Legalization

“Implementation of cannabis legalization has raised a common concern that such legislation might increase traffic-related harms, especially among youth,” Callaghan said in a press release. “Our results, however, show no evidence that legalization was associated with significant changes in emergency department traffic-injury presentations.”

(Link: KESQ)

A man yawns, desiring sleep? By Sammy Williams via Unsplash

Studies Show Cannabis Use May Be Detrimental To Sleep

The research, published Monday in a BMJ journal, revealed adults who use weed 20 or more days during the last month were 64% more likely to sleep less than six hours a night and 76% more likely to sleep longer than nine hours a night.

(Link: CTV News)

oil dropper of cbd oil

New Bill Would Allow FDA To Regulate CBD As Food Additive

Representative Rice stated that “CBD products are exploding in popularity, but the lack of federal regulation surrounding them has put consumers at risk and left businesses looking for clarity. The bipartisan CBD Product Safety and Standardization Act will establish the clear regulatory framework needed to provide stability for business and ensure unsafe products stay off the shelves.”

(Link: NatLawReview)

Photo of two women doing box jumps at a gym.

New Study Takes Aim At Claims That Marijuana Acts As A Workout Enhancer

“To date, there are no human studies on the effects of legal market cannabis on the experience of exercise,” said Laurel Gibson, a PhD student in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and principal investigator of the study. “That’s where we come in.”

(Link: Colorado.edu)

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New York: Towns & Villages Blocking Cannabis Dispensary Programs Gives Rise To “Marijuana Opt-Out Tracker”

The Rockefeller Institute of Government reported that with three weeks left to act, more than a quarter of New York’s towns and 31% of its villages have voted to become the cannabis equivalent of dry towns when it comes to dispensaries — at least initially. Numbers are slightly higher for consumption lounges.

(Link: PIX 11)

Exchange Proposal Offers Boost To US Cannabis Companies From Canada

Many cannabis investors complain about a lack of liquidity and institutional interest in U.S. cannabis companies, even as many have grown and some have become profitable. More favorable conditions for such companies would also make the CSE more competitive with the Toronto Stock Exchange — and eventually the Nasdaq and NYSE, should rules change — as a venue for cannabis companies to list.

(Link: Bloomberg)

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