Opioid Overdoses Down In Legal Marijuana States

A study released by the Drug and Alcohol Dependence Report shows that states with medical marijuana programs saw a 23% reduction in opioid related hospital visits and a 13% drop in lethal overdoses. The study analyzed hospitalization records in 27 states including nine with legal medical marijuana from 1997-2014. While the report shows a clear benefit to the efforts of cannabis legalization and public health, it flies directly in the face of comments by ...

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Irate Man Opens Fire Over Lost Pot in West Hollywood

Someone get this man some mellow buds! Multiple gun shots were reported at the Mondrian Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, and it was all apparently over some lost pot. After leaving some items at the hotel, a man in his 30's returned to see if he could get his lost belonging back, including some recently purchased marijuana. Upon being informed of his possessions being disposed of, including the precious ...

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Nationwide Legalization of Cannabis Could Create 1 Million Jobs

A new report by analysts at New Frontier Data suggests nationwide legalization could create over one million new jobs within the next ten years. The firm, which focuses specifically on marijuana industry data analysis, also found that federal tax revenue could eclipse $131.8 billion in eight years if cannabis were to be legalized in all 50 states. Full federal legalization could create 782,000 jobs almost immediately in fields such as cultivation, processing and retail; with that ...

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New Hampshire and Vermont Vote in Favor of Recreational Marijuana

This week the Northeast got a little greener as both Vermont and New Hampshire passed legislation advancing recreational marijuana in their respective states. This comes in the wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's announcement earlier this week of his intention to strip the Cole Memo, reinforcing the crackdown on states that have legalized recreational marijuana. The votes came as a direct statement to Sessions that these states believe in the benefits ...

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Cannabinoids and You: A Crash Course On Cannabis

Cannabis, for thousands of years, has been used for medicinal purposes all around the world. Without cannabinoids though, cannabis wouldn’t be very medical at all. Check out this crash course to learn how the specific chemicals that work to provide cannabis’ many medical properties. While many medical cannabis beginners may know a few distinctions, like indica vs. sativa, even cannabis enthusiasts may not know every compound that makes up the ...

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The Drastic State of The Cannabis Dispensary in LA

Although few assumed the transition to legalized and recreational marijuana in California would be easy, it's coming as somewhat of a shock to myself and others in the industry how unprepared we truly are. For this editorial, I'm going to speak on my experiences working at a medical cannabis dispensary since January 1st and the changes we've had to endure to give you a better picture of how this transition ...

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Cannabis Banking That Will Give You 2 Federal Convictions

As soon as California began selling recreational cannabis on January 1st, it became the largest retail cannabis market in the world. According to New Frontier Data, the California market is expected to surpass $7 billion in a few years. The entire legal market in the United States was $6.6 billion in 2016, for perspective. All of this sounds awesome, and it is, but there’s one looming question for everybody in ...

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Sessions Smokescreen: Why Rescinding the Cole Memo is a Ruse

Jeff Sessions is not a fan of Cannabis. He has sternly and frequently stated it, even going as far as saying, "Good people don't smoke marijuana". For the past year, one of his primary missions has been targeting the Cannabis Industry. A few days ago, Sessions has taken a step forward in his mission by rescinding the Cole Memo. For some, this is looked at as a huge win and a ...

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Smoking vs Eating Cannabis: What Is Better For Your Health?

Smoking vs Eating Cannabis: What Is Better For Your Health?

There are many fallacies people believe in when it comes to Cannabis, and it's on both sides. One of the big points is the difference between Smoking vs Eating Cannabis. Not all ways of consuming Cannabis are equal. Although smoking is the most popular and accessible way of consumption, it does cause some detriment to health. Here’s the truth: if you love your lungs enough to want to keep them ...

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January 1st is Here, But Where’s The Recreational Weed?

2018 is here! The triumph of voting in Prop 64 on November, 9th 2016 has finally come and Adult Use of Cannabis for Recreational Use starts today. Businesses and consumers alike are itching in anticipation to see how the first year of legalization pans out. As much as we all like the access to recreational weed, there are still a lot of drawbacks that will play out over the next ...

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