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States With Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Auto Accident Fatalities

According to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health, states with functioning medical marijuana programs experience less fatal alcohol-related traffic accidents than states that have not legalized medical marijuana. Furthermore, the study shows a decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities after states’ enacting of medical marijuana programs. The trend […]

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Categories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Health, Legalization, Licensing, Massachusetts, Medical, Nationwide, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, News, Oregon, Politics

Marijuana becomes legal in Massachusetts on Thursday — but don’t go walking down the street smoking it

Any Massachusetts resident over 21 can legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana outside their home Thursday — but don’t go walking down the street smoking it. Though the ballot question approved by voters Nov. 8 is scheduled to go into effect, the law doesn’t allow using pot in public places, nor selling it. […]

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Categories: Commentary, Massachusetts, Medical, Recreational

Police fear boost in impaired drivers with passing of marijuana law

As Massachusetts prepares next month to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, police chiefs in a number of cities and towns say they worry the new law will give rise to a wave of impaired drivers — a crime they say is challenging to investigate and prosecute. "It's extremely difficult for us," Hanson Police Chief […]

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Categories: Commentary, Crime, Massachusetts, News, Recreational

Marijuana wins big on election night

Voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives Tuesday night, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for marijuana reform since 2012, when Colorado and Washington first approved the drug’s recreational use. In addition to the states above, local outlets in Maine are declaring victory for that state’s legalization measure, […]

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Categories: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Medical, Nevada, North Dakota, Recreational

Investors seek high returns in marijuana stocks

No matter who wins on Election Day, cannabis will have a big day at the ballot box.  Five states — Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — have initiatives to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. Four states — Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota — have proposed legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. All of […]

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Categories: Arizona, California, Legalization, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Tax Revenues

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