The FDA Just Approved a Ketamine-Based Drug For Depression that could Lead to Suicidal Thoughts – What About Cannabis?

The FDA Just Approved A Ketamine-Based Drug For Depression That Can Cause Suicidal Thoughts…What About Cannabis?! Depression is such a common mental disorder, that it affects over 300 million people all around the world and of all ages. It’s also the top cause of disability, and without proper treatment can…

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“Meg the Budtender” takes lead on new Colorado marijuana education campaign

Colorado’s cannabis education campaigns are advancing beyond Legal Marijuana 101. “Responsibility Grows Here,” the new public education push unveiled Monday by the state health department, will include four targeted campaigns addressing consumers, youth, trusted adults, and pregnant and breastfeeding women. “We’ve worked hard over the past four years to educate Coloradans…

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Seattle clears marijuana convictions, following San Francisco lead

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 1:55 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 3:57 pm By Gene Johnson, The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — More than five years after Washington state legalized marijuana, Seattle officials said Thursday they’re moving to automatically clear past misdemeanor convictions for pot possession — a step similarly…

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Local Colorado officials lead new national coalition challenging Sessions’ Cole Memo moves

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 2:38 pm • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 3:40 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Elected officials from across Colorado are leading a national coalition of state politicians asking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to convene a task force to align federal and state cannabis laws.…

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Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 1:58 pm • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 1:58 pm By Robert O’Harrow Jr., The Washington Post (Dalton Bennett/The Washington Post) In May 2016, Taylor Weyeneth was an undergraduate at St. John’s University in New York, a legal studies student and fraternity member who organized a golf…

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Massachusetts Senator Patricia Jehlen Tapped to Lead Committee on Marijuana Policy

Massachusetts Senator Patricia Jehlen has officially been tapped to to lead the new Committee on Marijuana Policy, according to The Common Wealth Magazine. The pro-pot lawmaker will be in charge of the Senate side of the state Congress, and charged with looking at how ‘revamp’ the new marijuana law. The committee’s Vice…

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Lead grows for social marijuana use Initiative 300 as Denver ballot count continues

Published: Nov 11, 2016, 1:39 pm • Updated: Nov 12, 2016, 10:55 am By Jon Murray, The Denver Post Too many ballots remain uncounted to declare victory for Denver’s social marijuana use ballot measure, but its lead has continued to widen in updated results. As of 7:30 p.m. Friday, 52.7 percent…

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