South Africa Legalizes Recreational Cannabis Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On September 21, 2018
This week, South Africa became the first African country to legalize cannabis use. In a unanimous ruling, South Africa's highest court ruled that it was "unconstitutional and therefore invalid" to criminalize marijuana...
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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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California Marijuana Industry Faces Regulation Woes

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 8, 2018
The roll-out of adult-use sales in the world's largest cannabis market has been a bit of a mess - Rec marijuana sales became legal in California as of Jan. 1st, but, a whole slew of issues including steep taxes, licensing delays, regulations, and testing backlogs have contributed to plenty of frustration...
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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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Millennials Could Bring the End of Cannabis Prohibition

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 25, 2018
Millennials are blamed for all sorts of things, from declining beer sales to shuttered chain restaurants to the end of bar soap. But there's one thing we can definitely thank millennials for: their love of cannabis...
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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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Colorado 4/20 Week: Everything You Need to now

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 4, 2018
Cannabis has come a long way since Denver held its first annual 4/20 Rally back in 2007. Along with the growing acceptance of cannabis, the celebration of cannabis culture in the Mile High City has grown from one annual rally to a week chock full of 4/20 events...
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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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Athletes Lead the Way to Cannabis Legalization

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 21, 2018
Changes in marijuana laws across the U.S. have helped normalize cannabis use, and there are an increasing number of athletes who want an alternative to opioids and painkillers, and anti-inflammatories...
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Health Dept: Coloradoans Know Their Weed

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 26, 2018
With more dispensaries than Starbucks (in Denver, at least), Colorado's passion for weed probably comes as no surprise. But far from the stoner stereotype, Coloradoans are knowledgeable about marijuana laws, health effects, and risks...
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