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Nevada Approves Opening up Marijuana Distribution Rights

CARSON CITY '” The Department of Taxation decided Thursday that there are an inadequate number of liquor distributors interested in transporting marijuana to Nevada's retail establishments, opening up the business to others. The decision came after a telephone conference hearing bringing the industry, agency officials and the public up to date on whether the alcohol […]

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Categories: Economy, Licensing, Marijuana Industry, Nevada, Recreational

A New Study Claims Marijuana Is Tied to a 3-Fold Higher Risk of Dying From High Blood Pressure '” but There’s a Catch

A new study suggests that anyone who smokes marijuana faces a three-fold greater risk of dying from high blood pressure than people who have never used the drug. Those findings sound alarming, but it’s important to keep in mind that, like any study, this one has limitations. Those include the fact that it defines marijuana […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Health, Medical

Marijuana in Massachusetts: ‘Drive High? The Crash Is on You,’ New State Ad Campaign Says

Marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, driving while high on the substance is not. That’s the message from state public safety officials, who are running ads as part of an awareness campaign months after voters broadly legalized the use of recreational marijuana in the Bay State. “Drive high? The crash is on you,” the new campaign […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Jail Time, Massachusetts

Oregon Lawmakers to the Federal Government: Reschedule Marijuana

A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers joined legislators from across the country on Monday in calling for the federal government to reclassify marijuana so it’s no longer a Schedule 1 drug. If the federal government were to heed the request, it could ease restrictions on cannabis research and banking in states that have legalized the drug. […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Federal, Legalization, Marijuana Industry, Oregon, Politics

India’s Doctors Weigh In: People in Pain Need More Morphine, Not Medical Marijuana

Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi suggested legalising marijuana for medical purposes at a meeting of a group of ministers examining the draft cabinet note on the National Policy for Drug Demand Reduction earlier this last week. However, several doctors working in palliative care say that they would rather see the government ensure a better supply […]

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Categories: Cannabinoids, Cannabis Research, International, Medical, Medical Benefits, Opiods

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