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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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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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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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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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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Ending Marijuana Prohibition Would Save Lives and Taxpayer Money

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 26, 2017
A father-daughter duo of public policy researchers have published a follow-up to their 2016 research that found prescriptions for medications like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states with medical marijuana...
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National 420 Cannabis Week Events 2017

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 18, 2017
Welcome to another 420 week! Pot enthusiasts across the country have a ton of events to choose from this year. Celebrate April 20th and legal weed and check out all the best cannabis festivities happening around the country this week...
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Marijuana Could Benefit Native Tribes in Nevada

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 12, 2017
Last week, tribal leaders in Nevada testified in support of a bill that would bring the medical and recreational cannabis industry to tribal lands. Senate Bill 375, introduced by Sen. Tick Segerblom (D-Las Vegas), would allow the state to work with individual tribes whose tribal councils have approved medical and/or recreational cannabis...
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Marijuana Grown on Federal Research Farm Full of Mold and Lead

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 30, 2017
It turns out that cannabis used in government research isn't all that great. Unlike commercial marijuana, the government product is stringy, light in color, and full of stems. If you're used to the cannabis sold at dispensaries, chances are you wouldn't even recognize the government product as weed...
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University of Denver Expands Cannabis Curriculum

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 22, 2017
The University of Denver is expanding its marijuana course offerings with a new "Business of Marijuana" class. A first for the Daniels College of Business, the class will focus on the expanding marijuana industry, including issues related to dispensaries, cultivation operations, and ancillary cannabis businesses...
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CBD is Causing a Medical Revolution

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 14, 2017
Once THC's lesser known cousin, CBD is getting serious attention these days because of its potential use in treating a wide-range of medical conditions. So what is CBD and what are some of its therapeutic uses? Here's a breakdown of what you need to know...
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Las Vegas Cannabis Cup Celebrates Nevada’s End of Marijuana Prohibition

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 10, 2017
Las Vegas' second-ever High Times Cannabis Cup wasn't the toke-friendly festival that many hoped it would be--organizers were forced to make the Cup a cannabis-free event after a federal prosecutor sent a letter warning that anyone caught distributing or consuming marijuana would be subject to prosecution...
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Trump White House Indicates Possible Federal Crackdown on Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 24, 2017
On Thursday, White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, told reporters that the Trump administration won't be taking the same lax attitude towards marijuana as the Obama administration. At the press conference, Spicer said, “I do believe that you'll see greater enforcement.”...
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Retired NFL Players Bring Weed to the Super Bowl

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 3, 2017
Retired NFL players held a pro-marijuana event on Wednesday night to raise awareness about the benefits of cannabis use in treating chronic pain and traumatic brain injury. The event, Cannabis in Professional Sports, hoped to capitalize on the upcoming Super Bowl and to persuade the NFL Players' Association to change their drug policy and lift the ban on marijuana.
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Cannabis Legalization Backers Give Free Marijuana on Inauguration Day

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On January 5, 2017
In response to Senator Jeff Sessions' nomination for attorney general by President-elect Trump, a group of marijuana advocates are lighting up in protest at the upcoming inauguration. The protest isn't anti-Trump or looking to disrupt the inauguration. “The main message is it’s time to legalize cannabis at the federal level."...
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First Recreational Cannabis Shops Open in Anchorage This Month

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 8, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska's most populous city, will finally see its first retail marijuana shops open for business on December 17. Dispensaries have been popping up around Alaska, but unlike other cities, Anchorage requires marijuana business applications to be certified by the state...
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Denver First U.S. City to Allow Social Pot Use

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On November 17, 2016
During last week's election, Denver voters approved an initiative that will allow private businesses to permit social cannabis use by adults. The initiative passed with the support of 53.4% of the city's voters. A wide range of businesses are set to profit from the measure--like yoga studios, art galleries, coffee shops, or concert venues--and could change the social cannabis landscape in Denver...
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