Legal Marijuana Leads to Fewer Opioid Related Deaths

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 19, 2017
There's a growing body of evidence that marijuana is beneficial to opioid users and effective at treating chronic pain. Marijuana essentially has zero chance of fatal overdose. The University of Michigan published a study in 2016 that found that chronic pain sufferers who used marijuana saw a 64-percent drop in opioid use...
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Remember DARE? It’s back.

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 13, 2017
DARE is back, this time with a curriculum called "Keepin' It REAL". REAL stands for refuse, explain, avoid, leave. DARE is pushing the curriculum as a prevention program for middle school students as part of its mission to "teach students good decision making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives."...
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Gorilla Glue Settles in Trademark Suit vs. Cannabis Strain

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On October 6, 2017
In what may be a sign of things to come, the adhesive brand Gorilla Glue Co. has reached a settlement with the Las Vegas-based cannabis company behind Gorilla Glue #4 (as well as #1 and #5). The Gorilla Glue Co. filed a trademark infringement suit against GG Strains back in March of this year...
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California: A Testing Ground for E-commerce Weed Delivery

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 28, 2017
California doesn't require dispensaries to have a storefront, and in a state that's an economic powerhouse with a population of nearly 40 million people, it's uniquely placed to become the testing ground for e-commerce weed delivery. And when recreational marijuana sales begin in 2018 the potential for growth is huge...
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Coloradoans Increasingly Turn to Marijuana for Relief

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 21, 2017
Consumer Research compiled data from Denver and Colorado Springs, the state's two largest cannabis markets. More than 40% of respondents said that they used marijuana to help them sleep, followed closely by those who use it to treat chronic and recurring pain...
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Hawaii the First State to Require Debit-Only Cannabis Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 14, 2017
Beginning Oct. 1, Hawaii will be the first state in the U.S. to require cashless-only cannabis sales. A Colorado-based credit union will permit dispensaries in Hawaii to open bank accounts, and a debit app called CanPay will enable patients to purchase cannabis with their smartphones...
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Alaska’s Expanding Cannabis Market Sets New Sales Record

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 7, 2017
The Alaska Department of Revenue reported that they collected nearly $600,000 in marijuana tax revenue during July--which equals about a third of the total marijuana tax revenue brought in last fiscal year. The figures are the highest to date in Alaska since recreational sales began last October...
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Denver Ready to Issue Cannabis Social Use Licenses

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 31, 2017
The problem of where to consume cannabis in Colorado has been an issue since recreational marijuana use was approved by voters in 2012. Now, five years later, the city of Denver is ready to become the first in the nation to launch a program allowing businesses to set up social marijuana consumption areas...
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The FDA Wants Your Feedback on CBD!

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 24, 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug (FDA) is asking for input from patients who have experience using Cannabidiol (CBD) to treat medical conditions. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that's proven therapeutic for treating pain, seizures and epilepsy....
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Justice Department Blocks DEA Cannabis Research

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 17, 2017
A year after the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began accepting applications to grow cannabis for research, it appears that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are blocking researchers from moving ahead with their proposals...
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Hawaii Opens First Medical Marijuana Dispensary After 17-Year Wait

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 10, 2017
After a 17-year wait, Hawaii's 18,000 medical marijuana patients will finally have a place to shop. Maui Grown Therapies is set to open next week, having been the first dispensary to receive approval from the Department of Health to begin selling medical cannabis...
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Colorado’s $100 Million/Month of Cannabis Sales the “New Norm”

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 26, 2017
Another month, another record-breaking amount of cannabis sales in Colorado. The cannabis industry achieved a milestone in May, with $100 million in pot sales for the 12th consecutive month. "I think that $100 million a month (in sales) are the new norm," said Bethany Gomez, director of research for Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm...
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Nevada Governor Declares State of Emergency After Weed Runs Low

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 13, 2017
There's a first for everything, especially when it comes to the cannabis industry, so perhaps it's not surprising that a lack of weed has led the governor of Nevada to declare a state of emergency. Less than two weeks after recreational marijuana sales began, dispensaries report that they're running out of product to sell...
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A Win for Cannabis Industry Banking (Sort of)

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 5, 2017
Denver-based credit union, Fourth Corner, has another shot at bringing banking to the cannabis industry. Since the beginning, banking has always been an issue for cannabis businesses since cannabis is still federally illegal, but this marks a small step forward in progress...
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UN Report: Cannabis Still Hasn’t Caused One Overdose Death

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 29, 2017
Cannabis is the most widely used, cultivated, and confiscated drug on the planet, according to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). But despite its prevalence, there hasn't been a single report of fatal cannabis overdose...
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Recreational Cannabis in Nevada Hits a Roadblock

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 21, 2017
On Tuesday, a Carson City judge, James Wilson, issued an injunction that reverses the Tax Department's decision to allow more than just alcohol wholesalers to transport recreational marijuana from growers to dispensaries. The move could delay a planned July start date for recreational cannabis sales...
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Colorado Approves Medical Cannabis for PTSD

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 8, 2017
On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17, enabling physicians to prescribe cannabis to patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Veterans and patient advocates in Colorado have been working for years to get PTSD included on the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis...
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Colorado Cannabis Tax Revenue Exceeds $105 Million

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 31, 2017
Colorado governor John Hickenlooper signed a budget bill on Friday that earmarks how marijuana tax revenue will be spent. Marijuana is still big business in Colorado, and tax revenue from the 2016-2017 fiscal year brought more than $105 million to the state's "Marijuana Cash Fund."...
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Vermont Governor Vetoes Current Marijuana Bill

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 25, 2017
Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have legalized recreational marijuana. Scott cited concerns about public safety, seeking changes to the bill that would include more aggressive penalties for driving while impaired or in the presence of children...
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Applications for Nevada Recreational Cannabis Sales Now Open

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 17, 2017
Good news Nevada cannabis enthusiasts: the application period for recreational cannabis sales is underway and stores are expected to open by July 1. Licenses will be distributed to currently operating medical marijuana dispensaries. Here's everything you need to know about applying for a recreational cannabis license...
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