Use of high-potency cannabis was a strong predictor of psychotic disorder in Amsterdam, London, and Paris where strong marijuana was widely available. The study looked at 900 psychiatric patients and 1,200 controls.
The bill is unique among states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use for adults. It allows home deliveries of cannabis, "consumption lounges" where customers can smoke marijuana, and town control over whether a dispensary can open in its borders.
Key New Jersey lawmakers have agreed on a flat tax per ounce, the makeup of an oversight commission, and an expedited expungement process. It's unclear whether there are enough votes in either house, though, to pass the legislation.
The state approved eight hospitals last year to conduct research. The companies will grow marijuana, sell it at retail outlets, and provide data to the health systems for analysis. It's the second time the state has required the companies to apply.
In reintroducing a bill to legalize marijuana, Cory Booker signals that the political terrain is much different not only from Bill Clinton’s days as a presidential candidate, but even from Hillary Clinton’s run in 2016, when she never went so far as to call for national legalization.