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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Marijuana Boosts Memory in Aging Brains

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On May 10, 2017
According to a study released in Nature Medicine, marijuana may boost cognitive function and memory in elderly brains--at least in mice. In past years, the focus of marijuana research has looked at effects of cannabis consumption in teenagers and young adults...
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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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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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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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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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Recreational Marijuana Won’t Tax Nevada’s Budget

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On December 21, 2016
Nevada state regulators are confident that launching the recreational marijuana market won't strain the state budget, in large part because they plan to use funds from the state's medical marijuana program to offset startup costs. The Question 2 ballot measure takes effect on January 1, making it legal for adults 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana...
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7 Healing Benefits of Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On August 4, 2016
There's a mountain of anecdotal evidence about the healing benefits of marijuana. As acceptance of the drug increases nationwide, new research will only enhance our knowledge of cannabis and its use in treating various conditions and diseases. In no particular order, here are 7 healing benefits of cannabis...
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Medical Marijuana Saves Medicare Millions of Dollars

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On July 19, 2016
A new study has found that states with a medical marijuana program have reduced costs to Medicare Part D, as well as reduced prescription drug use. The study, published in Health Affairs, looked at drugs like antidepressants, muscle relaxants, opioids, and sedatives for which marijuana is used as an alternative treatment...
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Cannabis Sales Hit New $117M High in Colorado

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On June 14, 2016
Colorado medical and recreational cannabis sales reached a new high in April, totaling $117.4 million worth of flower, edibles and concentrates. This is the highest monthly total since recreational sales began in 2014...
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DEA Approves Colorado-Funded Study on Marijuana and PTSD

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 26, 2016
The DEA has given approval for a placebo-controlled clinical trial on marijuana and its efficacy in treating PTSD. The project is one of nine medical marijuana studies funded by grants from the Colorado Department of Health...
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Whoopi & Maya Take on Menstrual Pain w/ Cannabis

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 4, 2016
Whoopi Goldberg and Maya Elisabeth, founder of Om Edibles in San Francisco, have started a new medical marijuana business aimed at relieving menstrual cramps. The company, named Whoopi & Maya, will begin selling topicals and edibles in California this month...
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Presidential Candidates Weigh in on Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On March 7, 2016
Both marijuana and the political race have dominated the news in recent months, and the outcome of the presidential election could have a huge impact on marijuana policy nationwide. Democrats and Republicans have widely different positions on medical and recreational cannabis...
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Colorado Marijuana Taxes Generate Nearly $1 Billion

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 24, 2016
2015 was a big year for Colorado medical and recreational marijuana sales. According to the state Department of Revenue, $996,184,788 worth of marijuana was sold in the state last year. That's a huge uptick from 2014, when cannabis shops sold more than $699 million...
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Colorado Festivals Light Up for HB 1092

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On February 1, 2016
A new bill introduced by Representative Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City), would make public consumption of marijuana legal for special, permitted events. Although Amendment 64 legalized marijuana consumption for adults 21 and older, "open and public" consumption is still technically illegal in Colorado...
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CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta is Pro Legal Medical Marijuana

  • Posted by CO 420 Websites
  • On April 17, 2015
During an interview about his upcoming 3rd part in his exploitative journal series on marijuana entitled "Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution", CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta told the press "We should legalize medical marijuana. We should do it nationally. And, we should do it now."...
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