New Bill Would Allow VA Doctors to Legally Recommend Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 14, 2018
This week, the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act would give VA physicians the ability to legally recommend medical cannabis, plus it requires the VA to conduct additional studies and help veterans' access to cannabis across states with the aim at reducing opioid abuse.
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Competition Drives Colorado Cannabis Market

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 15, 2018
The Colorado marijuana industry continues to be a competitive and thriving market nearly five years after adult-use sales began. A new report commissioned by the Colorado MED focuses on falling prices, increasing potency, and market consolidation & competition...
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UK Legalizes Cannabis-Based Prescriptions

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 1, 2018
The United Kingdom has softened its stance on medical marijuana, and by this autumn, cannabis-derived medication will be available by prescription. The surprise announcement by the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, comes after two severely epileptic children were denied cannabis oil to treat their seizures.
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Red & Swing States Warming Up to Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 12, 2018
Last month, Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana. Oklahoma has long been known as a "law-and-order" state, so the fact that a medical marijuana initiative passed with a 57% win shows just how much public opinion has shifted...
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FDA Approves First Cannabis-Based Medication to Treat Epilepsy

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 27, 2018
On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-derived medication used to treat certain forms of epilepsy. The drug, Epidiolex, is made from cannabidiol (CBD) and contains no THC. This is the first time the FDA has approved a cannabis-based medication. The FDA approved Epidiolex to treat two rare forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut […]
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Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Nationally

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 20, 2018
Canada legalized recreational marijuana on Tuesday, becoming the second country in the world to end cannabis prohibition. The Cannabis Act legalizes marijuana possession, home growing, and adult-use sales...
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Taxes From Cannabis Could Help Ease Denver Housing Crisis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 18, 2018
Colorado has been in the midst of a housing crisis for the last several years, but if a proposal to use sales tax proceeds from rec. marijuana sales is passed by city council, it could help bolster funds used for affordable housing in the city...
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CBD Makes Inroads Even in States with Restrictive Cannabis Laws

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 21, 2018
While the end of marijuana prohibition is spreading across the U.S., there are still some states that are reluctant to enter into the brave new world of cannabis. But data compiled by MJ Business Daily shows even in states with restrictive cannabis laws, there are still signs of progress--especially when it comes to CBD.
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Mapping the Cannabis Genome

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 28, 2018
Last month, two Colorado companies announced that they had mapped the cannabis genome. Sunrise Genetics, based in Fort Collins and Boulder-based CBDRx/Functional Remedies teamed up to map cannabis' 10 chromosomes...
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More States Legalizing Marijuana in 2018

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 10, 2018
2018 could be one of the most active years for marijuana legalization, with 12 states are slated to vote on recreational or medical marijuana proposals...
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California Opens for Recreational Marijuana Sales

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 4, 2018
Recreational marijuana sales in California officially began January 1. The most populous state in the nation, California is home to nearly 40 million people--and expectations are high that the state's marijuana market will earn billions of dollars...
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2017: The Year in Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 27, 2017
2017 began with Attorney General Jeff Sessions vowing to end legalized marijuana, but just days away from the start of a new year, the weed industry is growing faster than ever...
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Denver Coffee Shop First to Apply for Social Pot Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 13, 2017
More than a year after Denver voters approved social marijuana use at licensed businesses, the city has received its first application: The Coffee Joint in west Denver will be the first in the city to allow vaping and the consumption of edibles...
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Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California Jan. 1

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 6, 2017
2018 is just around the corner, and California's recreational marijuana program is set to launch on January 1. The state is expected to become the country's largest marijuana market, generating $4.5-$5 billion in annual sales...
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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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