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People are Using Cannabis in Place of Prescription Drugs, New Study Finds

SOURCE: MEDICAL MARIJUANA INC 10 May, 2017 Individuals are using cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs, particularly to treat pain, anxiety and depression, according to a new study. Findings in a new study published this month in Journal of Pain Research indicate that individuals are using cannabis in place of prescription drugs, regardless of […]

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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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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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Waterbury considers proposed medical marijuana facility

By Stephanie Simoni Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 6:48 PM EST Published: Friday, November 15, 2013, 12:19 PM EST Waterbury considers proposed medical marijuana facility WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — Plans are underway in Waterbury to bring a medical marijuana dispensing facility to the Brass City. But, with a product of that nature comes obvious concerns […]

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Ill. becomes 20th state to legalize medical marijuana

Jordan Friedman, USA TODAY 10:07 p.m. EDT August 1, 2013 Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed one of the strictest medical marijuana laws in the nation Thursday, making the state the 20th to legalize the substance. The measure takes effect Jan. 1 and establishes a four-year pilot program for 60 state-run dispensaries and 22 “cultivation centers,” […]

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Many Colorado pot business owners don’t have marijuana backgrounds

By John Ingold and Eric Gorski Posted: 06/23/2013 12:01:00 AM MDT Updated: 06/23/2013 12:01:05 PM MDT The Denver Post One is a former oil man. Another was the president of a company that produced baby sleep positioners. There’s a boutique real estate developer of an Aspen hotel and a 32-year-old former commercial banker who opened […]

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