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Legalized marijuana lowers opioid abuse, study shows

Source: WCH6-Portland by: ELLE OUSFAR and NBC NEWS , WCSH 8:27 AM. EDT March 28, 2017 Photo: NBC NEWS PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — 91 Americans die each day from opioid abuse. Is there hope for the Opioid epidemic?  After legalizing recreational Marijuana in January, Mainers may have a pot to stand on. A professor of […]

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Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

By kristen wyatt, associated press DENVER — Mar 25, 2017, 10:33 AM ET FILE–In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2014, file photograph, Matt Hart holds up a bud of Lemon Skunk, the most potent strain of marijuana available at the 3D Dispensary in Denver. A bill making its way through the Colorado legislature may allow recreational […]

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Should Your Insurance Company Pay for Medical Marijuana? Judges Are Starting to Rule That Way

SOURCE: AlterNet As marijuana proves safer and more effective than opiates, several court rulings may set a new precedent. By April M. Short / March 19, 2017 Colorado was the first US state to legalize marijuana, followed by Washington state, in both cases after voter initiatives Recent court rulings in Canada and the U.S. could […]

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Polis Says Amendment Will Protect Marijuana from Sessions

SOURCE: Roll Call – Politics Posted Mar 16, 2017 8:42 AM Eric Garcia Rep. Jared Polis, D-Co., is hoping to protect legal marijuana in his state from Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo) Colorado Democratic Rep. Jared Polis teamed up with Republican Rep. Tom McClintock to protect marijuana businesses in his state […]

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Segerblom bill would spark earlier recreational marijuana sales in Nevada

SOURCE: Las Vegas Review-Journal Posted March 17, 2017 – 5:05pmUpdated March 17, 2017 – 7:52pm By COLTON LOCHHEAD LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL A bill proposed Friday by Sen. Tick Segerblom would kick-start recreational marijuana sales in Nevada. But a statement out of Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office could spell doom for the bill. Senate Bill 302 would let medical […]

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Health company managed by Snider family proposes medical marijuana facility

SOURCE: CSNPHILLY By The Associated Press February 16, 2017 5:40 PM A health company managed by the heirs of Flyers founder Ed Snider is looking to build a medical marijuana growing facility in Philadelphia. The Inquirer reports that Snider Health gave a presentation to the Parkwood Civic Association for a proposed 125,000-square-foot factory on Wednesday. […]

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Marijuana v. opioid addiction: an easy choice

Source: The STATE Bill Nettles Guest Columnist Dixie Pace of Greenville passes out posters with Melinda Dority and Jessi Pace at a rally at a 2015 rally to support legalizing the medical use of marijuana. Tracy Glantz tglantz@thestate.com Columbia, SC Many patients who would benefit from medical marijuana have no viable treatment for their pain […]

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World’s Top-Performing Hedge Fund Gained 145% Last Year…on Marijuana

Source-INVESTOPEDIA By Nathan Reiff | March 7, 2017 — 10:33 AM EST While hedge funds around the world have struggled to break even in many cases, some select funds found ways to not only beat the markets, but to bring in outlandish returns in 2016. Funds in the quantitative and AI-based strategy realms, for example, […]

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Los Angeles Sheriff expects federal agents will target marijuana

Source- The ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, March 8, 2017 Updated 5:00 a.m. By MICHAEL BALSAMO / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES – The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But he believes there isn’t the manpower to conduct […]

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Study shows shift in favor of legalized marijuana

Source-1011 NEWS -By Press Release | Posted: Wed 12:41 PM, Mar 08, 2017  |Updated: Wed 1:44 PM, Mar 08, 2017 LINCOLN, Neb. — Public opinion polls have shown significant growth in support for marijuana legalization, from about 20 percent in 1990, according to public opinion surveys, to 57 percent in the latest Pew Research survey released in […]

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Marijuana could help injured workers with chronic pain

Source-BUSINESS INSURANCE Joyce Famakinwa 3/8/2017 8:00:00 AM BOSTON — Marijuana may have benefits over addictive opioids as a pain treatment for injured workers, but federal drug laws and a lack of guidelines for marijuana prescribing could hinder its use in workers compensation. A recent report from The National Academics of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine looked […]

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NFL Players Are Demanding Medical Marijuana As Alternative To Opioids MedCan is safer and the players want it.

By: Mike Adams Mar 03, 2017 Source: Thefreshtoast.com Photo by David Madison/Getty Images Over half the nation has legalized marijuana for medicinal use — some legal states are even home to NFL teams — yet professional football players are still prohibited from using the herb for various health issues, including chronic pain. It is for […]

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Researchers believe marijuana could ease opioid epidemic

THE HERALD-DISPATCH By CHRISTINE VESTAL Stateline Feb 27, 2017 Updated 1 hr ago NEW YORK – After a 12-year battle with debilitating abdominal conditions that forced her to stop working, marijuana has helped Lynn Sabulski feel well enough to look for a job. Sabulski is among nearly 14,000 patients in New York state who are […]

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Company Launches Passpot, A Cannabis, Weed, Pot Passport & Travel Journal

Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 24, 2017 Passpot Publishing announces the launch of Passpot, a cannabis passport and travel journal. Passpot prepares the reader to discuss, purchase, consume, and rate marijuana and provides a unique souvenir to commemorate cannabis adventures. Passpot Publishing announces the launch of Passpot, a cannabis passport and travel journal. Currently available exclusively […]

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Cannabis Industry Is Uncertain, but Hopeful About Trump Administration

Posted to INSIDESOURCES – Politics, January 26, 2017, by Erin Mundahl On the morning of November 9, the American political landscape looked quite different than it had the night before. Not only was Donald Trump now the President-elect, but proponents of marijuana legalization had made important gains in California, Massachusetts, Maine, and Nevada, all of […]

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Top Legal Marijuana Client Concern? Banking

Published by Melissa Hoffmann, New York Law Journal January 27, 2017 Hillary Peckham, center, talks about the difficulties of running a medical marijuana dispensary in New York at a recent panel held by the New York State Society of CPAs. She is joined by panelists Ram Mukunda, left, president and CEO of IGC, and Henry […]

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The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Has Been Introduced

Published in the MARIJUANA TIMES By Julia Granowicz – Feb 11, 2017 About a week ago, a handful of lawmakers who call themselves the “Congressional Cannabis Caucus” announced that they intend to introduce legislation that would help protect the cannabis industry from a Department of Justice run by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Their announcement was […]

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Henderson City Council approves 6-month recreational marijuana ban

Published in The LAS VEGAS SUN From staff and wire reports Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 | 7:59 a.m. The Henderson City Council has passed a six-month moratorium on marijuana sales. The council voted unanimously Tuesday to ban the sale of recreational marijuana while it waits for regulations from the state. According to the ordinance, the […]

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Police chiefs reject proposal for homegrown marijuana

Written by: Daniel Leblanc OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017 12:38PM EST Last updated Wednesday, Feb. 08, 2017 1:47PM EST Canada’s police chiefs are calling on Ottawa to reject some of the key recommendations in a federal report on the legalization of marijuana, stating the proposals by former Liberal minister Anne McLellan […]

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California seeks advisers on marijuana rules

THE SACRAMENTO BEE Capitol Alert The go-to source for news on California policy and politics One ounce of marijuana at A Therapeutic Alternative in Sacramento on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. Randall Benton rbenton@sacbee.com By Taryn Luna tluna@sacbee.com The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is now accepting applications for a marijuana advisory committee to help inform […]

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Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion

MARKETWATCH, By Trey Williams Reporter Published in MARKETWATCH: Feb 11, 2017 11:33 a.m. ET Marijuana sales grew 30% in 2016 and are expected to reach $20.2 billion by 2021 according to market research The state of Colorado pulled in nearly $200 million in tax revenue last year thanks to its $1.3 billion in marijuana revenue. […]

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Republican congressman introduces legislation that would take marijuana out of the hands of the federal government

The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act would allow states to determine their own marijuana policies. Written by Taylor Link – SALON Topics: Dana Rohrabacher, federal government, federal vs state, Jeff Sessions, marijuana, marijuana policy, Medical Marijuana, original video, Video News, Business News, News, Politics News Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California is proposing a law that […]

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Survey Finds Most Police Officers Support Medical Marijuana

Written by ENTREPENEUR on February 9, 2017 Softening attitudes among police lags general public acceptance but seems to confirm an inexorable social trend. Image credit: Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images In a sign of the continuing shift in attitudes about legal marijuana, a new survey finds that a majority of police officers now […]

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Colorado on marijuana: ER visits, poison-control calls down even as consumption rates remain steady Public health officials say research suggests public education is working

By Alicia Wallace | awallace@denverpost.com | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: February 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm | UPDATED: February 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm Monitoring potential public-health outcomes was a top priority for state health officials after Colorado implemented its recreational marijuana law in 2014. Three years into regulated sales of recreational cannabis, the Retail […]

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You’ll Never Guess Who Wants to See Marijuana Legalized Nationwide

FOX BUSINESS By Sean Williams Published February 05, 2017 Image source: Getty Images. The marijuana industry is red hot, and it has the rapidly changing views of the public to thank. In 1995, just prior to California becoming the first state to legalize medical cannabis for compassionate use, only 25% of respondents in Gallup’s national […]

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Colorado Report Could Put an End to Prohibitionist Arguments

THE MARIJUANA TIMES By Julia Granowicz – Feb 4, 2017 2124 There are a few different go-to arguments that prohibitionists constantly fall back on when they are arguing against marijuana legalization. While we try to argue for the benefits of things that help everyone – like the creation of jobs, more revenue for schools and […]

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Alaska collects $145,800 marijuana tax in December

Posted January 31, 2017 07:01 pm – Updated February 1, 2017 08:04 am By JAMES BROOKS Juneau Empire In this file photo, Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch, center, stands and watches the first marijuana sales in the capital city with Giono Barrett, right, as James Barrett helps customers during a invitation opening of Rainforest Farms store […]

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Colorado marijuana health trends mostly positive but still bear watching

By: Jakob Rodgers-Colorado Springs GAZETTE, January 31, 2017, Updated: Today at 7:04 am FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. (AP) Marijuana-related emergency room visits dropped, accidental poisonings are down and recreational marijuana failed to bring a much-feared spike in adolescent pot […]

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Marijuana industry will see explosive growth in 2017

Shutterstock RED DIRT REPORT – Shane Smith | January 23, 2017 Category:  Prairie Opinions NORMAN, Okla. – To say that 2016 was a watershed year for legal cannabis in the U.S. would be an understatement, to put it very lightly. Last year, legal sales grew at a rate of 30 percent, faster than even the […]

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Texas Teacher Shouldn’t Be Punished for Marijuana Use in Colorado, Judge Says

THE NEW YORK TIMES – By CHRISTINE HAUSERJAN. 23, 2017 Edibles available for sale in Denver only to medical marijuana patients. Credit Matthew Staver for The New York Times A Texas high school teacher can use marijuana in Colorado, where it is legal, and should not get into trouble for it in her home state, […]

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Cops can’t be forced to return marijuana in failed drug cases, Colorado Supreme Court says

Colorado Springs resident Robert Crouse was seeking reimbursement after police seized his marijuana RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post The Colorado Supreme Court. By Alicia Wallace | awallace@denverpost.com and Kirk Mitchell | kmitchell@denverpost.com | PUBLISHED: January 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm | UPDATED: January 23, 2017 at 4:02 pm The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ruled […]

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Colorado Supreme Court rules in medical marijuana case

By KKTV | Posted: Mon 4:11 PM, Jan 23, 2017  | Updated: Tue 6:41 AM, Jan 24, 2017 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A four-year dispute over medical marijuana seized by police in Colorado Springs has come to an end. The Colorado Supreme Court says police don’t have to return marijuana plants to a man acquitted of marijuana-related […]

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National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science

A new report summarizes what we know about the impacts of marijuana use, as more states have legalized the drug for both medical and recreational purposes. THE SCIENTIST, Exploring Life, Inspiring Innovation – By Bob Grant | January 12, 2017 WIKIMEDIA, HUPU2 Researchers have been studying the effects of smoking marijuana, either for recreation or […]

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Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws

US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story. THE SCIENTIST Exploring Life, Inspiring Innovation By Bob Grant | January 23, 2017 WIKIMEDIA, BOGDAN More and more Americans are using cannabis both for medicinal […]

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NFLPA reportedly proposing a ‘less punitive’ approach to marijuana use

The union recently formed a pain management committee to study marijuana by Jared Dubin CBS Sports Writer The NFL Players Association is coming up with a proposal that would amend the league’s drug policy to take a less punitive approach to marijuana use. According to the Washington Post, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith said the […]

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11 key findings from one of the most comprehensive reports ever on the health effects of marijuana

By Kevin Loria BUSINESS INSIDER – SCIENCE. jan. 12, 2017, 1:00 PM The change in attitudes toward cannabis and in legal access to marijuana around the US over the past several years is staggering. As of last fall, 57% of adults in the US said they thought marijuana should be legal, with only 37% taking […]

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Recreational marijuana may be legal now, but driving while high is not

Las Vegas Review-Journal Posted January 1, 2017 – 11:18pm By WESLEY JUHL LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Metro police officers are ready to crack down on drivers high on marijuana now that recreational use of the drug is legal throughout Nevada. Although driving drunk and driving stoned are similarly dangerous crimes, the latter presents challenges for law enforcement. […]

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Medical marijuana for kids: Often, no clear path, legally and practically

Washington Post Health & Science A jar of cannabis inside a Good Meds medical cannabis center in Lakewood, Colo. (Matthew Staver/For the Washington Post) By — David Kohn December 31, 2016 Across the country, thousands of children use medical marijuana for a range of ailments including intractable epilepsy, pain, anxiety and symptoms of multiple sclerosis. […]

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New Law Creates Procedure For Approving Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

December 31, 2016 News/Talk 94.9 WSJM One bit of work that Michigan lawmakers managed to get done in 2016 was a reform of the state’s medical marijuana laws. Under the plan that has now been signed by the governor, medical marijuana dispensaries will get a legal framework to set up shop, and even edibles will […]

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Marijuana legalization not linked to traffic fatalities

Studies have shown traffic deaths reducing in some states Ronnie Cohen  BUSINESS STANDARD December 31, 2016 Last Updated at 23:49 IST Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds. In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after medical marijuana laws were […]

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How Long Does THC Stay In Your System When You Consume Marijuana?

Johnny Green December 31, 2016, 9:56 am Weed News How Long Will Marijuana Stay In My System? I was once counter-sued by a former business partner for my public opposition to mandatory marijuana drug testing by a prominent marijuana company. That’s a fact that I’m actually very proud of. The whole ordeal resulted in a positive resolution […]

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A powerful new form of medical marijuana, without the high

THE WASHINGTON POST Health and Science Medical marijuana plant propagated at a growing operation in Washington, DC. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) By David Kohn December 31 at 11:13 AM Jackson Leyden had always been a healthy kid; he practiced taekwondo, and he played lacrosse and baseball. But in 2011, a few months after his eighth […]

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Decriminalizing marijuana makes sense

Star-Telegram EDITORIAL December 30, 2016 5:42 PM A march for marijuana law reform drew a large crowd May 7 in downtown Fort Worth. Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com Legalization of marijuana will not happen this legislative session. Even decriminalization would be tough, but it’s a move toward reform that could get lawmaker approval. Last session, only one […]

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3 Factors That Could Change the DEA’s Mind About Marijuana

newsfeedback@fool.com (Sean Williams) Updated 18 hrs ago Madison.com Image source: Getty Images. As we look back at 2016, pro-legalization enthusiasts, as well as hopeful investors, have every reason to smile at the progress that’s been made with marijuana. While still an illegal substance at the federal level, five new states approved cannabis for medicinal use […]

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Florida’s medical marijuana rules still evolving

By Katie Atkins katkins@keynoter.com Posted in the FLKeysNews December 30, 2016 4:29 PM Qualifying patients in search of a prescription for medical marijuana may want to start a doctor-patient relationship sooner rather than later. Three months is the minimum time a physician must have treated a patient in order to prescribe medical marijuana and it […]

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10 Scientific Studies From 2016 Showing Marijuana Is Safe and Effective

The year has seen another mountain of marijuana research, and there’s a lot of good news. By Paul Armentano / AlterNet December 29, 2016 Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/Boltenkoff While no psychoactive substance is completely harmless, modern science continues to prove that cannabis is one of the safer and more effective therapeutic agents available. Here’s a look […]

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LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR Mexico is catching up to US states on marijuana legalization

Source: Quartz Mexico’s president is pro herbal medicine. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido) It’s impossible not to notice what the neighbors are doing when you’re as close as Mexico and California. Over the past two decades, the latter has increasingly embraced marijuana legalization, from the authorization of medical pot in 1996 to a vote last month that legalized […]

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5 Marijuana Usage Laws You Need to Know in California (Laguna Beach Patch)

What do the new laws regarding Marijuana usage mean for Californians? Here, explained by the Laguna Beach Police Department. By Ashley Ludwig (Patch Staff) – December 28, 2016 5:08 pm ET LAGUNA BEACH, CA — It’s been legalized. Marijuana legalization laws were immediately activated after the passage of Proposition 64. But what does this mean? […]

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Editorial The voters have spoken on marijuana. Trump ought to listen.

The Los Angeles Times In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, a marijuana joint is rolled in San Francisco. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / AP) By The Times Editorial Board Californians may have voted overwhelmingly on Nov. 8 to legalize marijuana, but Americans also elected Donald Trump, whose position on legalization has been a bit — hazy. That’s a […]

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R.I. Gov. says legalized pot could add up to $15M to state coffers in first year

The Herald News By Jennifer Bogdan The Providence Journal Rhode Island could see $10 million to $15 million in revenue in its first year if the state legalizes marijuana, Gov. Gina Raimondo said in an interview with The Providence Journal about the upcoming General Assembly session. Her comments marked the first time the state has […]

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