Connecticut eyes legalizing recreational marijuana to solve budget woes

Published: Mar 13, 2017, 8:58 am • Updated: Mar 13, 2017, 8:58 am By The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut’s continuing fiscal woes, coupled with a new law that fully takes effect next year in neighboring Massachusetts, have prompted state lawmakers to take their most serious look yet at…

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Georgia legislature eyes medical marijuana expansion, craft beer sales and opioid addiction response

Published: Feb 7, 2017, 8:23 am • Updated: Feb 7, 2017, 8:27 am By Kathleen Foody and Ezra Kaplan, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Lawmakers began talks about the ongoing opioid crisis this week at the Georgia Capitol as lawmakers passed the quarter mark of the 40-day working session. Here’s…

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DEA eyes Schedule I classification for a batch of synthetic cannabinoids

Published: Jan 27, 2017, 3:40 pm • Updated: Jan 27, 2017, 4:46 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is in the final stages of scheduling three synthetic cannabinoids as Schedule I substances. The DEA proposes placing the chemical compounds AB-CHMINACA, AB-PINACA and THJ-2001 under…

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Eyes on the road: Study finds fewer traffic fatalities in medical marijuana states

Published: Dec 20, 2016, 5:56 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2016, 6:17 pm By Fredrick Kunkle, The Washington Post States with medical marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study found. You would think crash rates might be higher, supposing that more…

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Big Alcohol Eyes Cannabis Cocktails – If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

Big Alcohol Companies Consider Creating Cannabis Cocktails Constellation Brands, the company behind Corona beer, Casa Noble Tequila, and Robert Mondavi wines, are seeing the benefits of jazzing up their beverages by adding some cannabis. “We’re looking at it,” according to Constellation Chief Executive Officer Rob Sands, in an interview. “There…

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