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Legalized medical cannabis lowers opioid use, study finds - Science Daily

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 17:40

Science Daily

Legalized medical cannabis lowers opioid use, study finds
Science Daily
We're just observing what changes when medical cannabis laws are enacted, and we see big reductions in opiate use." The researchers examined all common prescriptions opiates, including hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, methadone and fentanyl. Because ...
Opioids prescribed less in states where medical marijuana legal, studies findThe Guardian
Getting too high? Canadian marijuana stocks skyrocket, raising bubble fearsMarketWatch
Cannabis Investors Could Reap A Pot Of Gold, Says AnalystForbes
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The verdict's in: From marijuana to murder in a Durham parking lot - Durham Herald Sun

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:46

Durham Herald Sun

The verdict's in: From marijuana to murder in a Durham parking lot
Durham Herald Sun
He said Farley took the lead in setting up the drug deal after he asked her to connect him to a marijuana source. Clayton reached out to Farley late that afternoon., asking if she could help connect him to a source to buy two ounces of marijuana, he ...

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Two deaths, 54 other cases of severe bleeding tied to fake weed in Illinois - CNN

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 14:40

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Two deaths, 54 other cases of severe bleeding tied to fake weed in Illinois
CNN
(CNN) Synthetic cannabinoids -- often called Spice, K2 or fake weed -- have been tied to 56 cases of severe bleeding, including two deaths, across Chicago and areas in central Illinois. All of the cases required hospitalization related to coughing up ...
'Legal' Synthetic Cannabis Has Killed 2 People And Left Others Bleeding From Their EyesScienceAlert
Synthetic Marijuana Is Making People Bleed From Their Eyes and Earsmenshealth.com
One dead and 38 in hospital as synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison leads to users bleeding from their mouths ...South China Morning Post
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Opioids prescribed less in states where medical marijuana legal, studies find - The Guardian

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 11:31

The Guardian

Opioids prescribed less in states where medical marijuana legal, studies find
The Guardian
And marijuana laws vary significantly. People who rely on Medicaid or Medicare Part D are generally poor, disabled and elderly, meaning the findings may not apply to the population in general. Further, it is unclear whether people avoided opioids when ...
Cannabis Investors Could Reap A Pot Of Gold, Says AnalystForbes
Legalized medical cannabis lowers opioid use, study findsScience Daily
Medical marijuana users set lobbying push on federal cannabis tax proposalCTV News
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Medical marijuana may reduce opioid use a little - NBC News - NBCNews.com

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:50

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Medical marijuana may reduce opioid use a little - NBC News
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Fewer people used opioids in states that legalized the use of medical marijuana, researchers said. Maybe medical cannabis could fight the opioid abuse epidemic.
DC Marijuana Justice hands out free cannabis at HUD to protest public housing lawsWJLA

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Where Marijuana Is Legal, Opioid Prescriptions Fall - Scientific American

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 10:00

Scientific American

Where Marijuana Is Legal, Opioid Prescriptions Fall
Scientific American
As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, doctors may be replacing opioid prescriptions with suggestions to visit a local marijuana dispensary. Two papers published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine analyzing more than five years of ...
Legal marijuana linked to reduction in opioid prescriptionsCBC.ca
Medical Marijuana May Be Slowing Opioid Epidemic : Shots - Health ...NPR
Legal marijuana could help offset opioid epidemic - CNN - CNN.comCNN
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Legal Marijuana States Have Lower Opioid Use, New Studies Show - Forbes

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 08:01

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Legal Marijuana States Have Lower Opioid Use, New Studies Show
Forbes
"Medical cannabis laws are associated with significant reductions in opioid prescribing in the Medicare Part D population," concludes one paper from researchers at the University of Georgia, Athens. "This finding was particularly strong in states that ...

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Alaska marijuana-testing lab closes, leaving only 2 in state - The Seattle Times

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 16:17

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Alaska marijuana-testing lab closes, leaving only 2 in state
The Seattle Times
Steep Hill rents office space in Anchorage and was informed by its landlord late last year that Wells Fargo — which holds a loan on the building — was preparing to call the loan because it had learned that Steep Hill was a marijuana business. Alaska ...
Alaska marijuana testing lab closes, leaving only 2 in state - KTUUKTUU.com
Wells Fargo forces cannabis lab closureKenai Peninsula Online

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Tribune Editorial: Utah has a drug problem. It's not marijuana. - Salt Lake Tribune

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 15:07

Salt Lake Tribune

Tribune Editorial: Utah has a drug problem. It's not marijuana.
Salt Lake Tribune
What is also certain is that our drug problem is not, has not been and — no matter the fate of a referendum now working its way toward the state ballot — will not be marijuana. A petition drive favoring a vote on making medical uses of cannabis legal ...

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Recreational marijuana licensing to begin Monday - The Boston Globe - The Boston Globe

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 13:20

The Boston Globe

Recreational marijuana licensing to begin Monday - The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe
On Monday at noon, decades of debate all come down to this: a click of a computer mouse by a state technology contractor. With that, the Massachusetts state government's system for legal pot use will blink to life, and businesses can begin applying for ...

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Flower growers benefit from cannabis boom - The Globe and Mail

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:49

The Globe and Mail

Flower growers benefit from cannabis boom
The Globe and Mail
Many growers are being cautious with their expansion plans, worried in part about a potential oversupply of cannabis that could send some growers back to flowers or other greenhouse crops. “The real issue here is that we don't know what this will look ...
Treasurer still working on solution to medical marijuana banking crisisWV News
Wall Street experiments with marijuana investmentsFinancial Times
Landlords unsatisfied with proposed cannabis restrictionsGlobalnews.ca
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Cockfighting Investigation Uncovers Roosters, Marijuana - U.S. News & World Report

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 12:33

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Cockfighting Investigation Uncovers Roosters, Marijuana
U.S. News & World Report
Authorities say deputies investigating illegal cockfighting seized at least 20 roosters and uncovered a sophisticated marijuana growing operation at a Southern California home. April 1, 2018, at 3:24 p.m.. Cockfighting Investigation Uncovers Roosters ...
Cockfighting operation, THC extraction lab and marijuana grow ...KABC-TV

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​State cannabis regulators to begin accepting commercial bids - WCVB Boston

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 07:47

WCVB Boston

​State cannabis regulators to begin accepting commercial bids
WCVB Boston
Massachusetts is taking another step on the road toward commercial sales of recreational marijuana, which are expected to begin on July 1. On Monday, the Cannabis Control Commission will begin accepting applications for "priority certification" of ...
Cannabis Control Commission to begin accepting applications for "priority certification"wwlp.com
Mass. Cannabis Regulators to Begin Accepting Commercial BidsNECN
State Cannabis Regulators to Begin Accepting Commercial Bids ...U.S. News & World Report

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Man Arrested After 400 Pounds of Marijuana Found in His Home - U.S. News & World Report

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 07:29

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Man Arrested After 400 Pounds of Marijuana Found in His Home
U.S. News & World Report
Share on Google Plus. CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man is in custody and facing drug and weapons charges after police discovered more than 400 pounds of marijuana inside his home. The Chicago Tribune reports that 31-year-old David Gutierrez of ...
Synthetic marijuana blamed after user starts bleeding and dies, Illinois health officials saySTLtoday.com
State health department links death to synthetic marijuanafox2now.com
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Police spread too thin to enforce public cannabis use, union says ... - Calgary Herald

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 05:01

Calgary Herald

Police spread too thin to enforce public cannabis use, union says ...
Calgary Herald
Officers won't have enough time or resources to enforce the city's proposed public cannabis use bylaw once recreational marijuana consumption becomes legal later this year, Calgary's police union boss says.

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Oregon rules determine when, where and how marijuana deliveries may occur - The Register-Guard

Sun, 04/01/2018 - 00:05

Oregon rules determine when, where and how marijuana deliveries may occur
The Register-Guard
Oregon was the first state to legalize recreational and medical marijuana delivery, with California and Nevada recently following suit. The first delivery sale in Oregon was made on Jan. 31, 2017, in Bend, according to the Oregon Liquor Control ...

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Wall Street experiments with marijuana investments - Financial Times

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 21:01

Financial Times

Wall Street experiments with marijuana investments
Financial Times
The fine wines flowing in a Manhattan banquet hall on a recent evening lubricated talk of another intoxicant: pot. More adventurous corners of Wall Street are experimenting with marijuana as an investment even though recreational use of the drug is ...
Cannabis Farmer-CEO Raising Capital, Navigating Complex New ...Forbes
PEI reveals rules around cannabis, set to allow 4 plants per homeGlobalnews.ca
Michigan medical marijuana dictionary: Words you should knowDetroit Free Press
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Neighbors balk as legal marijuana gains ground in Sonoma County - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 20:22

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Neighbors balk as legal marijuana gains ground in Sonoma County
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
David Drips has spent weeks tending cannabis seedlings and clones inside an old milking barn in rural Petaluma in preparation for the day he'd plant them in the ground. Friday, that day arrived. With a pending permit and county permission to start, he ...

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Security firms set to benefit from cannabis legalization, former MP says - Edmonton Journal

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 15:12

Edmonton Journal

Security firms set to benefit from cannabis legalization, former MP says
Edmonton Journal
The Edmonton area is poised to become a hub of marijuana production. More than a dozen companies are in the process of setting up cannabis production facilities in anticipation of legalization this summer. Though he hesitated to give firm job figures ...

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South Carolina Senate Advances Medical Marijuana Bill, But It Probably Won't Pass - Forbes

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 12:41

Forbes

South Carolina Senate Advances Medical Marijuana Bill, But It Probably Won't Pass
Forbes
A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in South Carolina overcame a key hurdle this week when a Senate committee approved the legislation in an 8-6 vote. The bill now heads to the Senate floor. While other conservative states have passed some ...

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