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Colorado's Legal Marijuana Use Has Been Shown to Decrease Opioid-Related Deaths!

Prescription opioid abuse has been a problem across the country, but when Colorado legalized recreational marijuana many asked, “How will this help with the current opioid overdose rate?” Well, a new study performed on Colorado’s legal marijuana market has shown that since 2014, when recreational marijuana was legalized, there has been a steady decrease in […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Colorado, Health, Legalization, Marijuana Use, Medical Benefits, Opiods, Recreational, Research

More Aging Coloradans Are Turning To Medical Marijuana, But Data Is Sparse

In the airy first-floor lounge of Balfour Senior Living at Riverfront Park in downtown Denver, Dr. Joe Cohen prepares to speak to a packed house. This is '"Cannabis 101 for Seniors,'" a talk he's given before.Michael Schonbrun, Balfour's CEO, says he's got residents in almost all of his Colorado retirement communities using marijuana in some […]

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Categories: Cannabis Culture, Colorado, Elderly, Health, Marijuana Use, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana

Marijuana Industry Looks to Get More Women, Minorities in the Pot Business

Compared with a year ago, times may seem tough for those banking on the legalization of marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has raised '"serious questions'" about legalization, appears less friendly to the cannabis industry than his predecessor. Even after the District of Columbia permitted recreational use of the drugin 2015, arrests in the city […]

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Categories: Jobs, Marijuana Industry, Nationwide

Proposed Marijuana Rules Would Let Adults Buy Online and at Drive-Thrus

Maine may make purchasing an ounce of marijuana almost as easy as buying a six-pack of beer. Proposed adult-use cannabis regulations from the Legislature's marijuana committee would allow licensed retail stores to sell pot from drive-up windows and over the internet. Like any other recreational marijuana consumer, drive-up and online customers would have to show […]

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Categories: Legislation, Licensing, Maine, marijuana sales, Recreational

Jeff Sessions Slams Marijuana Legalization (Again)

The nation’s top law enforcer is continuingtospeak out against marijuana legalization. “I’ve never felt that we should legalize marijuana,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Wednesday. “It doesn’t strike me that the country would be better if it’s being sold on every street corner. We do know that legalization resultsin greater use.” While not […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Federal, Legalization, Legislation, Marijuana Industry, Nationwide

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