Some states helping cannabiz owners from communities hit hardest by the war on drugs

Published: May 31, 2017, 8:03 am • Updated: May 31, 2017, 8:22 am By Janie Har and Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland’s most…

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Cannabist Show: She’s a psychologist helping opioid addicts; She’s bringing Israeli MMJ to America

Published: May 12, 2017, 11:23 am • Updated: May 12, 2017, 11:23 am By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Addiction treatment psychologist Cali Estes and Jyl Ferris of Tikun Olam USA. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Using cannabis in treating opioid dependence; concerns about potentially trading one addiction for another.…

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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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Cannabis Helping People With Muscular Dystrophy

Cannabis helping people with Muscular Dystrophy Muscular dystrophy is an umbrella term used to describe a group of 30 inherited illnesses that affect how muscles function in the body. Muscular dystrophy generally results in the weakening of skeletal muscles and replaces normal muscle cells with fat and fibrosis. Muscular dystrophy…

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Thank this man for helping medical marijuana make surprising headway in America’s Heartland

Published: Nov 23, 2016, 5:21 pm • Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 5:21 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A small yet scrappy force led the charge behind North Dakota’s new medical marijuana law. Among the many surprises of Election Night 2016, one of the biggest happened in America’s Heartland…

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