STUDY - Do younger cannabis users drinking less alcohol? You would be surprised!

Younger consumers are drinking less alcohol, according to new research. Sixty percent of cannabis users have stopped drinking!

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Younger cannabis users are the main contributors to the decline. Most of the decline in cannabis use is due to younger users, according to a recent study. To analyze alcohol and cannabis consumption trends, the report crafter looked at almost 20 years of government survey and spending data.

America is changing at a rapid pace. Changing America can be added to your feed to keep you up to date. More than eight million people were surveyed. Between 2002 and 2020 the percentage of marijuana users who also drink has fallen from 90 to 78 percent.

The percentage of 18- to 25-year-olds who use cannabis has gone up from 25 to 32 percent. The study crafter concluded that legal cannabis states are showing slower alcohol growth.

According to the study findings, there is no link between easier access to cannabis and increased alcohol consumption.
The passage of recreational cannabis laws was linked to an increase in alcohol consumption in the United States.
More than 4 million U.S. adults were looked at by researchers over the course of a few years.

AL employers grapple with changing laws and attitudes around cannabis

Alabama employers are rethinking how they handle drug testing with several cities in Alabama preparing to allow medical cannabis dispensaries.

People in jobs where safety is important should still expect some level of testing, according to an expert on employment law.

Janell Ahnert, a shareholder at global employment law firm Littler Mendelson, says that navigating cultural and legal changes around medical cannabis is difficult for some companies.

Employers who have good long-term employees who they don't want to fire, and those employees now have a medical marijuana card and have a prescription for medical marijuana and want to be accommodated. Under Alabama law, the employer doesn't have to, but if it's a long-term employee who has been contributing to your company, a lot of employers want to try to accommodate.

Some states have already legalized medical cannabis or recreational marijuana. She suggests that some employers are changing their moods as well. An employee cannot come to work under the influence of alcohol if they want to use alcohol on the weekends or in the evenings. A lot of our drug testing isn't catching up yet. It is difficult to determine if an employee is under the influence or if they still have cannabis in their system since it stays in your system for a longer period of time than alcohol. It's difficult for employers to work through those issues.

It is important for employers to talk with an employment lawyer.

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Anxiety disorder to be eligible for medical cannabis in New Mexico

In New Mexico, anxiety disorder will be a condition that can be used for medical cannabis. The change begins on January 1st, 2023.

A request to add anxiety disorder to the list of conditions that qualify for medical cannabis treatment was heard earlier this year. According to the Department of Health, the board voted unanimously.

25% of New Mexicans suffer from an anxiety disorder, according to a news release. Even though patients may access cannabis without a medical cannabis card through the adult-use [recreational] program, by including anxiety disorder in the list of qualifying conditions, patients would have an increased chance to discuss with their medical provider how cannabis can be used to alleviate the symptoms of their anxiety.

This is the first time in a long time that the state has added a condition to the medical cannabis program. According to the Department of Health, the last time was in the year 2019.

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Minnesota pharmacy board sues companies over ‘non-compliant’ cannabis edibles

The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy has filed a lawsuit against a group of Minnesota cannabis companies, accusing them of violating rules around appearance.

The complaint was filed in Clay County District Court on Monday and named the companies. Minnesota has medical cannabis rules that limit the amount of Cannabidiol (CBD) in the product to no more than 50 percent.

The Board of Pharmacy said in a news release that investigators found packages with more than the allowed amount of marijuana.

The board said that some of the defendants' products were in violation of state law because they looked like gummy bears and were marketed to children.

The pharmacy board said that the companies failed to provide the required testing results to show whether or not their products contain banned substances.

According to the pharmacy board, the FDA has received complaints about serious adverse events associated with the death of a person.

The FDA and the Board of Pharmacy embargoed an estimated $7 million worth of products after inspecting a warehouse.

The board wants a court order to destroy the products, and an order to keep the company from selling products that violate state law.

The FDA inspection is still going on.

The operator of the three companies tried to work with the state to make sure they were in compliance with the new law, according to a lawyer for the company.

The lawyer said there was no evidence of harm caused by the proper use of the products.

It is shameful that the state is suggesting otherwise.

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Oregon recalls thousands of cannabis products over pesticide concerns

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More than 22,000 cannabis concentrate products were recalled in Oregon due to fears they might contain pesticides.

The OLCC said in a Friday news release that the concentrates were manufactured by licensed Oregon cannabis companies.

The 9,300 units that were still on the market are subject to recall.

There are jars of cannabis extract and Rick Simpson oil that were recalled.

Marijuana retailers have been given instructions by the OLCC about how to destroy their products after the recall.

The companies are working with regulators to destroy potentially contaminated items.

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