Rewriting medical marijuana regulations “an insult” to Floridians who voted for Amendment 2

Published: Apr 27, 2017, 11:05 am • Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 11:05 am By The Gainsville Sun Editorial Board Via The Associated Press. The following editorial was published in the The Gainesville Sun, April 23, 2017: State constitutional amendments aren’t suggestions. When at least 60 percent of voters feel strongly…

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Colorado House votes to bar cops from helping with federal marijuana crackdown

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 2:46 pm • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 6:44 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado may prohibit law enforcement officers from assisting in a potential federal marijuana crackdown. The state House voted 56-7 Wednesday to bar public employees from assisting federal agents in “arresting a…

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The Secret Trick To Improving Taste and Potency In Cannabis Coconut Oil

Improve Potency of Cannabis Coconut Oil With Essential Oils If you haven’t started making your own cannabis coconut oil, you should have done so like, yesterday. Cannabis is a potent medicine in its own right, but mixing it with other strong natural medicines like coconut oil may just be a…

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Too soon: Police bust marijuana grow of Vermont man who thought state would legalize shortly

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 9:58 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 9:58 am By The Associated Press ST. ALBANS, Vt. — Vermont police have arrested a man who acknowledged growing marijuana to prepare for possible statewide legalization of the drug. St. Albans police say they came across Michael Marshall while…

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New studies shine light on cannabis consumers’ spending habits

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 5:51 pm • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 6:45 pm By Alex Pasquariello and Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist America’s legal marijuana market topped $ 6.5 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow to $ 24 billion by 2025, yet data-driven insights into consumers have remained elusive.…

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Will Florida MMJ patients need to wait 90 days to start treatment? Lawmakers still deciding this and other regs

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 8:42 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 8:48 am By Joe Reedy, The Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida lawmakers hope to agree by week’s end on medical marijuana, but the House and Senate bills still have many differences to resolve. The Legislature is trying to…

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New report: For ?rst time, drug use more likely than alcohol in fatal crashes

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 11:12 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 11:12 am By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post For the first time, statistics show that drivers killed in crashes are more likely to be on drugs than drunk. Forty-three percent of drivers tested in fatal crashes in 2015…

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Creating standards for cannabis industry gets ASTM International board approval

Published: Apr 25, 2017, 4:33 pm • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 6:09 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff ASTM International, a century-old standards organization, gave the official go-ahead to establish a standards-writing committee for the cannabis industry, officials announced Tuesday. ASTM’s board of directors approved the formation of Committee…

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Massachusetts sheriffs: Increase proposed marijuana tax, use money for addiction treatment

Published: Apr 25, 2017, 1:49 pm • Updated: Apr 25, 2017, 1:49 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Sheriffs urged state lawmakers Monday to boost the tax consumers will pay on recreational marijuana and earmark the additional revenue for substance abuse prevention and treatment. The proposal was…

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