Alcohol Sales Drop 15% In States With Legal Cannabis Programs

New Study Reveals MMJ Reduces Alcohol Consumption Can alcohol and cannabis get along in a free market? Should they? A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut and Georgia State University revealed that medical cannabis laws resulted in a 15% decrease in alcohol sales, a trend observed…

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Dad whose son died of heroin OD advocates for safe-injection sites, raising legal age for marijuana

Published: Nov 30, 2017, 1:44 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 11:13 am Denver Post Staff Retired Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld ran the most powerful military on Earth, but in a poignant essay for The Atlantic said he was powerless to save his son from opioid addiction. Winnefeld’s 19-year-old son,…

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Colorado credit union continues to fight for legal canna-business banking

Published: Nov 30, 2017, 9:50 am • Updated: Nov 30, 2017, 10:05 am By The Associated Press DENVER — A Colorado credit union — once on the cusp of revolutionizing banking for marijuana businesses before being thwarted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City — has resumed its quest…

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Here are the new rules for legal marijuana in California, effective Jan. 1

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 11:20 am • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 11:20 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Cannabis businesses in California can’t be within 600 feet of schools. Shops have to close by 10 p.m., and they need 24-hour video surveillance. Those regulations are in the new rule…

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Massachusetts moratoriums may mean long drives for legal marijuana

Published: Nov 13, 2017, 11:05 am • Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 11:05 am By Chris Lisinski,  lowell Sun LOWELL, Mass. — Although retail sales of recreational marijuana can begin in July, many customers across northern Massachusetts may have to travel significant distances or wait several months to acquire the substance.…

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Cannabis grows — legal or not — are far from business as usual for electric co’s

Published: Sep 12, 2017, 9:35 am • Updated: Sep 12, 2017, 11:18 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff WESTMINSTER — Since marijuana was legalized in Colorado, the standard meter read and utility line check aren’t that simple anymore. Utilities have had to adapt on the fly to a surge…

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