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Traffic Fatalities

There has been considerable concern about possible increases in impaired driving in states adopting medical cannabis programs. However multiple reports are showing the opposite is happening. TRUCE believes ALL forms of impaired driving need to be minimized via public education and through sound law enforcement policies and training. Still, the accumulating evidence is demonstrating that…



Executive Summary.pdf

2014-2015 Emergency room visits drop 27% and fewer poison center calls for unintentional exposure to kids 0-8yrs old–     See full article – Executive Summary.pdf



Teen Drug Use | Risks and Consequences | Drug Policy Alliance

Unbiased education is key to reducing youth drug use. Washington has developed a number of evidence-based programs for decreasing youth use of cannabis which have proven effective. The article lists a number of programs targeted towards various youth populations. Since cannabis already exists and is widely available even in prohibition states, establishing unbiased education strongly…



Teen Use Declines

Every stage of our development comes with challenges and lessons. Teens are intensely curious about the world around them and the kinds of experiences it has to offer. Discouraging cannabis use via transparently false, fear-inducing propaganda leads to disrespect of authority and more determination to try it than knowing the actual facts. And the facts…



Israel makes it official: Cannabis is not a crime

World beat: Israel (home to the most innovative medical cannabis research taking place in the world in recent years) decriminalizes cannabis. “In Israel’s divisive political climate, a common cause between right and left has emerged: cannabis. Israel’s Cabinet decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis, or marijuana, at its weekly meeting on Sunday in a move…



Israel makes it official: Cannabis is not a crime

World beat: Israel (home to the most innovative medical cannabis research taking place in the world in recent years) decriminalizes cannabis. “In Israel’s divisive political climate, a common cause between right and left has emerged: cannabis. Israel’s Cabinet decriminalized the recreational use of cannabis, or marijuana, at its weekly meeting on Sunday in a move…



Entourage Effect

The Entourage Effect is important in many clinical applications of medical cannabis and can take place only in whole plant medicines and whole plant extracts, i.e., forms of medical cannabis with the whole matrix of compounds found in cannabis. These may be different strains with varying amounts of various components including THC and CBD, but…