Legal marijuana is saving lives in Colorado

By Christopher Ingraham Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” write authors Melvin D.…

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Marijuana farms are burning in California wildfires

Deadly wildfires in Northern California are burning up marijuana farms in the so-called Emerald Triangle. by Aaron Smith   @AaronSmithCNN Blazes have destroyed a number of farms in Mendocino County right before legal recreational sales begin in California. Cannabis business owners who lose their crops have little reprieve. “Nobody right now has…

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California is trying to educate people about marijuana before recreational sales start

Months before California allows the sale of marijuana for recreational use, the state has launched an education campaign about the drug, including highlighting the potential harms of cannabis for minors and pregnant women. The state is scheduled to issue licenses starting Jan. 2 for growing and selling marijuana for recreational use,…

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3 Must-Dos to Prepare for When Cannabis Is Federally Legal

Image credit: sand86 | Getty Images BY: Dasheeda Dawson On August 1, 2017, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced The Marijuana Justice Act,  an unprecedented bill that, if passed, would legalize marijuana nationwide. Although most regard the bill as “unpassable”, current cannabis industry entrepreneurs should have at least been prompted to consider the…

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The Next 10 States Most Likely to Pass Recreational Marijuana

By Joseph Misulonas Every week’s there’s a new story about how well recreational marijuana legalization has helped states such as Colorado, Washington and Oregon. And now several other states, such as California, Nevada and Massachusetts, have jumped on the train to reap the benefits of legalization. As the trend continues of states generating…

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