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Group launches effort to allow cannabis cafes in Oregon

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Sam Chapman with the New Revenue Coalition says Oregon lawmakers need to give people public places to smoke, especially since many have rental agreements that don’t allow them to smoke on the property.

Perhaps Chapman’s biggest hurdle will be persuading lawmakers to permit waivers to the Indoor Clean Air Act. Oregon’s public health agencies have spent decades getting tobacco smoke out of pubs and restaurants … In 2017,  surprisingly, the report’s [by the National Academies], authors found moderate evidence that cannabis was not connected to an increased risk of the lung cancers or head and neck cancers associated with smoking cigarettes … In September 2017, a study published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association seemed to suggest that marijuana might actually prevent people from graduating to “hard” drugs … In August 2017, a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology suggested that pot smokers could have a greatly reduced risk of stroke. Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas found chronic cannabis users have higher blood flow to the brain and extract more oxygen from cerebral blood flow than nonusers. THC is known to relax blood vessels. These changes effectively reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots.

Original Article (OPB and Business Insider):
Group launches effort to allow cannabis cafes in Oregon and 
Everything we learned about the health effects of marijuana in 2017
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