Does cannabis cost, or pay? CCU study claims marijuana costs $4.50 for every $1 it generates

Coloradans spend $ 4.57 to mitigate marijuana’s effects for every tax dollar it generates, claims a recently released study. Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute scoured 2017 data to try to understand the economic and social costs of legal marijuana, said Jeff Hunt, CCU’s vice president of public policy and director of the…

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Cannabis activist claims political views reason for denied entry to Canada

Published: Sep 8, 2017, 10:21 am • Updated: Sep 8, 2017, 12:41 pm By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine marijuana activist says he was detained and denied entry to Canada because he supports the legalization of marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports Paul McCarrier posted on Facebook…

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Oregon gov, police chief say Sessions’ marijuana claims based on flawed, leaked, draft report

Published: Aug 23, 2017, 9:19 am • Updated: Aug 23, 2017, 10:07 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Oregon’s governor and the head of the state police responded Tuesday to a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in which he said cannabis legalization in the state had not…

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Study: States with legalized marijuana see increase in car crash claims

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 9:46 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 11:38 am By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press DENVER — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released…

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Maine marijuana recount update: ‘No’ campaign claims small gain

Published: Dec 12, 2016, 6:18 pm • Updated: Dec 12, 2016, 6:18 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — A campaign that opposes the legalization of marijuana in Maine says it has gained a small number of votes in a recount that’s heading into its second week. Maine voters…

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Is the media making it tough to put people in jail for pot? That’s what the DEA claims

Published: Dec 9, 2016, 7:31 am • Updated: Dec 9, 2016, 7:31 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post In the Drug Enforcement Administration’s annual survey of the nation’s law enforcement agencies, heroin remained the top concern in 2016 — head-and-shoulders above all other illicit drugs — while marijuana was…

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Former Running Back Ricky Williams Claims NFL Drug Tested Him Over 500 Times

The AP has reported that former running back Ricky Williams spoke with Sports Illustrated in a film to be released on SI.com Wednesday, that he “might have the world record for most times drug tested.” Williams, who won the 1998 Heisman Trophy, has been a huge advocate for medical marijuana…

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Latest JAMA Studies Largely Fail To Support Past Claims About Marijuana And Brain Health

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Two new studies published online today in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Psychiatry provide little support for previous claims that cannabis exposure is significantly harmful to the developing brain. The first study, which assessed the effects of cannabis exposure on brain volume…

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