Military recruits with marijuana waivers “perform no worse”; Study: Government-grown cannabis more like hemp than consumer marijuana
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The Washington, D.C. Council chairman removed controversial provisions of legislation up for a vote on Tuesday that would have cracked down on unregulated marijuana sales.
A new military-funded RAND Corporation study found that Army recruits granted a waiver for marijuana “perform no worse” than other soldiers and are “less likely to separate as the result of health or performance concerns.”
- “Without waivers, a failed drug test for marijuana would block the one-third of American 18-year-olds who say they have used marijuana at least once in the past year. Recruits who make it into the U.S. Army despite low-level histories of marijuana use perform no worse, overall, than other soldiers. That should be welcome news in recruiting offices nationwide.”
A new study found that the marijuana the government grows to be used in research is “substantially genetically different from most commercially available” cannabis strains that consumers are actually using and in fact shares a “genetic affinity with hemp.”
Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Anne Milgram spoke about marijuana on a call with law enforcement officials.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published the latest edition of an ongoing review of cannabis and other plant-based treatment for chronic pain.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) attended the opening of a CBD processing facility.
Rep.. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) tweeted, “Congress hasn’t passed any federal cannabis reforms …….