Study: National medical marijuana laws would save lives — and a billion taxpayer dollars

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 10:56 am • Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 1:10 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post A fascinating study in Health Affairs last year by a father-daughter pair of public policy researchers found that Medicare prescriptions for things like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in…

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Here’s how Jeff Sessions has disrupted marijuana industry with words alone

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 8:14 am • Updated: Apr 22, 2017, 1:22 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff As cannabis enthusiasts celebrate 4/20 across the country, the long shadow of the Trump Administration isn’t just a major buzz kill — it has also has sent chills across a blossoming…

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An activist’s life: My 20-year fight for marijuana law reform is far from over

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 1:25 pm • Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 2:08 pm By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff Activism runs deep in my soul. I moved to Colorado 20 years ago, an idealistic college student searching for community. I found a meaningful opportunity to make a difference as a…

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Live blog: This is how America celebrates the 4/20 marijuana holiday

Published: Apr 20, 2017, 9:49 am • Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 7:44 am By The Cannabist Staff A sampling of how people are celebrating and commemorating April 20, 2017, the unofficial annual marijuana holiday. Looking at states and places where cannabis has been legalized — and places where it hasn’t.…

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Police chief says marijuana laws difficult and expensive to enforce

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 1:24 pm By John Jackson, Special To The Denver Post The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section…

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California bill to protect recreational marijuana industry and users from federal crackdown moves ahead

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 4:54 pm By Katy Murphy, Bay Area News Group California is considering another step to protect its interests — specifically, its weed — from Washington meddling. The proposal — the first of its kind in the nation — would…

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4/20 in the Trump era: Marijuana celebration or political rally?

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 6:29 am • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 7:41 am By John Ingold and Alicia Wallace, The Denver Post There was a time — before the vendor booths, before the concerts with famous headliners, before the documentary crews and before the cannabis tour groups — when 4/20 in Denver…

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Feds could learn a lot from Hickenlooper’s reasonable, moderate approach to marijuana legalization

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 7:35 am • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 11:46 am By Denver Post Editorial Board The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section the weekend before…

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Brands want to cash in with 4/20 munchies jokes. Marijuana advocates say it’s time to grow up

Published: Apr 18, 2017, 10:01 am • Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 10:05 am By Maura Judkis, The Washington Post When you and your buds get the munchies on April 20, the high holiday for marijuana users, a small army of marketing professionals are working to ensure that in your haze,…

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Colorado marijuana DUIs down 33 percent from first three months of last year

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 6:20 pm • Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 8:40 am By Hayley Sanchez, The Denver Post The number of citations for driving while under the influence of marijuana dropped by 33.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year, but the number…

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