Opioid Deaths Up 21% In 2016, Killing More People Than AIDS Epidemic

Opioid Deaths Up 21% In 2016, Killing More People Than AIDS Epidemic A new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention revealed our worst fears: deaths from opioid overdoses increased 26% in 2016, translating to 63,600 lost lives. According to an article in the Washington Post, the United…

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Colorado sold $1.3 billion worth of marijuana in 2016

Published: Feb 9, 2017, 5:25 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2017, 5:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff It’s a billion-dollar business — and then some. In 2016, Colorado’s dispensaries bagged $ 1.3 billion in recreational and medical cannabis sales, based on Colorado Department of Revenue tax data released…

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Will Mexico Legalize Cannabis after California voted in 2016?

Will Mexico Legalize Cannabis after California voted in 2016? In September 2016, a delegation of Californian lawmakers visited Mexico to discuss with the President of Mexico the possibility to liberate the country’s drug laws. They talked with Pena Nieto about trade and the state border to Mexico. The president has…

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Business is booming: North American marijuana sales up 30 percent in 2016

Published: Jan 6, 2017, 3:01 pm • Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 4:39 pm By Gene Marks, The Washington Post While some activists are planning to give away marijuana on Inauguration Day, other entrepreneurs are taking a different approach: making a ton of money from it. According to Governing.com, 29 states…

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Cannabist Show special: Favorite interviews and the top weed stories that defined 2016

Published: Jan 6, 2017, 8:20 pm • Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 8:20 pm By The Cannabist Staff Here at Cannabist HQ, we’re taking a look back at the provocative interviews on our talk show and the most memorable stories covered on the site through the turbulent but awesome year that…

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Year in weed: The five most important medical marijuana research studies of 2016

Published: Dec 30, 2016, 5:11 pm • Updated: Dec 30, 2016, 6:11 pm By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff In legalization-speak, 2016 will always be remembered as the year cannabis broke wide open. While pot prohibition officially ended in 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington said yes to legalizing…

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It’s 2016, yet the DEA still refers to cannabis as ‘marihuana.’ Why is that?

Published: Dec 28, 2016, 9:27 am • Updated: Dec 28, 2016, 10:21 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post The Drug Enforcement Administration recently published a rule in the Federal Register clarifying that certain marijuana extracts — notably cannabidiol, or CBD — are indeed Schedule I controlled substances and just…

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Cannabist Show: He’s calling 2016 ‘The year of the bad budtender’; He’s a marijuana money man

Published: Dec 22, 2016, 4:26 pm • Updated: Dec 22, 2016, 4:41 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Cannabist marijuana critic and freelance writer Jake Browne and Scott Jordan, director of business development for Dynamic Alternative Finance. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Do tip jars belong in recreational shops…

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